Ellis Thomas Budai

15 July 1892–24 January 1941 (Age 48)
Petrovoszello, Bács-Bodrog, Hungary

The Life of Ellis Thomas

When Ellis Thomas Budai was born on 15 July 1892, in Petrovoszello, Bács-Bodrog, Hungary, his father, George Budai, was 36 and his mother, Rosalia Korhecz, was 31. He married Velma Katherine Nagy on 14 February 1922. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, Navarro, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 24 January 1941, in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ellis Thomas Budai
Velma Katherine Nagy
Marriage: 14 February 1922
Frank John Budai
Ima Margaret Budai
Lawrence Budai
Jesse Thomas Budai
Rufus George Budai
Ethel Theresa Budai

Spouse and Children

14 February 1922


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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 2

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 14

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Hungarian: habitational name for someone from Buda, the old capital of Hungary, today part of Budapest. The etymology of the place name is uncertain, but is probably a derivative of Bod or Bud, a personal name of Turkic origin ( see Boda ). There are other places so called in Heves and Zala counties, and in former Kolozs county in Transylvania (now in Romania), which may also have given rise to the surname.

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

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Story Highlight

Rosalie Budai and sons arrive in Galveston, TX

Rosalia Budai and sons Johann and Telles Arrive in Galveston, Texas Rosalia (40), Johann (16) and Telles (9) Budai left from Bremen, Germany to join their family in Texas. They departed Bremen on Se …

Sources (3)

  • Ellis W Budai, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellis T Budai, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellis Budai, "United States Census, 1920"

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