Thomas Grady Ellis

1895–1968 (Age 73)
Campbell, Georgia, United States

The Life of Thomas Grady

When Thomas Grady Ellis was born on 8 June 1895, in Campbell, Georgia, United States, his father, William Isham Ellis, was 38 and his mother, Ella Rebecca Pyles, was 37. He married Louise Ellis on 28 February 1924. He lived in Antioch, Polk, Georgia, United States in 1900 and East Point, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 1 November 1968, at the age of 73.

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Thomas Grady Ellis
Louise Ellis
Marriage: 28 February 1924

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28 February 1924

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 11

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

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.

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 (2)

  • Thos G Ellis in household of W T Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grady Ellis in household of William R Ellis, "United States Census, 1900"

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