William Clay Ellis

1931–1998 (Age 66)
Seymour, Baylor, Texas, United States

The Life of William Clay

When William Clay Ellis was born on 10 July 1931, in Seymour, Baylor, Texas, United States, his father, Jessie Clay Ellis, was 49 and his mother, Ruth Florence Jordan, was 39. He died on 20 June 1998, in Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 66.

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Jessie Clay Ellis
Ruth Florence Jordan
Edith Ellen Ellis
Virginia Elizabeth Ellis
Jessie Florence Ellis
Mary Helen Ellis
Naomi Joyce Ellis
William Clay Ellis

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Age 1

Los Angeles, California, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 18

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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 Clay Ellis in household of J C Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Clay Ellis, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • William Eloy Ellis, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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