William Moroni Ellis

5 October 1860–11 June 1943 (Age 82)
Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Moroni

When William Moroni Ellis was born on 5 October 1860, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edmund Ellis, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Grace Barnaby, was 28. He married Susan Berrett on 2 April 1885, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in North Ogden Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 11 June 1943, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Moroni Ellis
Susan Berrett
Marriage: 2 April 1885
Sarah Amanda Ellis
Charles William Ellis
Bernetta Ellis
Louise Diana Ellis
Robert Edmund Ellis
Verna Leone Ellis
Douglas Berrett Ellis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1885Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 20
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 22
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Moroni Ellis survived his infancy

    Rufus Rheese (at 91) told the following experience about his father on a mission in England. (from ancestry.com "An Experience Of Uncle Fred Ellis", told to Estella Johns Field when Rufus would visit …

    Sources (38)

    • William Moroni Ellis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • W M M Ellis in entry for Robert Ellis and Lucie L Henson, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • William M. Ellis in entry for Charles William Ellis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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