William Curtis Ellis

South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Curtis

When William Curtis Ellis was born on 1 October 1835, in South Carolina, United States, his father, John W. Ellis, was 27 and his mother, Lucinda Curtis, was 23. He married Sereptha Susan Rucker about 1855. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Randolph Township, Ohio, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. His occupation is listed as 5. established compounding drug store in Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Curtis Ellis
Sereptha Susan Rucker
Marriage: about 1855
Mary Josephine Ellis
John Ellis
Homer Ellis
James O Ellis
Arabella S. Ellis
William Virdes Ellis

Spouse & Children

about 1855


  • Mary Josephine Ellis


  • Arabella S. Ellis


  • John Ellis


  • Homer Ellis


  • William Virdes Ellis


+1 More Child

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 25

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1871 · KKK Supression

Age 36

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.

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 Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm C Ellis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William C Ellice, "United States Census, 1900"

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