William Clyde Ellis

1926–2011 (Age 85)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of William Clyde

When William Clyde Ellis was born on 14 April 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Malcolm William Ellis, was 22 and his mother, Gladys Walsh Davies, was 23. He married Maria De La Luz Garza Gonzales on 22 March 1951, in Kingsville, Kleberg, Texas, United States. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 4 October 2011, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Clyde Ellis
Maria De La Luz Garza Gonzales
Marriage: 22 March 1951

Spouse & Children

22 March 1951
Kingsville, Kleberg, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 2

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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)

  • William Clyde Ellis in household of Malcolm William Ellis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William Ellis in household of Malcom W Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Ellis in household of Malcom Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"

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