Christopher Ellis

1885–1975 (Age 89)
Tankersley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Ellis was born on 21 August 1885, in Tankersley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Ellis, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Senior, was 32. He married Lily Emma Stroud Drinkwater on 28 December 1913, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. He died in 1975, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 90, and was buried in Scarborough Township, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Ellis
Lily Emma Stroud Drinkwater
Marriage: 28 December 1913

Spouse & Children

28 December 1913
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

Parents & Siblings

  • William Ellis


  • Sarah Senior




  • Rose Ellis


  • Harry Ellis


  • Fred Ellis


  • Ben Ellis


  • Sydney Ellis


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 1

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

Age 23

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 29

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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)

  • Christopher Ellis in household of William Ellis, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Christopher Ellis, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Christopher Ellis, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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