Christopher Columbus Ellis Jr.

1913–1979 (Age 66)
Laurel, Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus Ellis Jr. was born on 17 October 1913, in Laurel, Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, Christopher Columbus Ellis Sr., was 27 and his mother, Alice Ellen Bennett, was 30. He married Virginia Faye Lawson on 1 January 1937, in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, United States. He lived in Representative District 5, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1940. He died on 19 December 1979, in Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton, Sussex, Delaware, United States.

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Christopher Columbus Ellis Jr.
Virginia Faye Lawson
Marriage: 1 January 1937

Spouse & Children

1 January 1937
Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · WWI and Delaware

Age 4

During 1917 and 1918, Delaware sent around ten thousand soldiers to fight in WWI. The mortality rate of those ten thousand was minimal, with only forty-seven deaths.

Age 18

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Christopher Ellis in household of Christopher Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Christopher C Ellis in household of Christopher C Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Christopher Ellis in household of Christopher Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"

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