William Joseph Ellis

1872–1952 (Age 79)
Woodford, Woodford, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Ellis was born on 17 September 1872, his father, William Ellis, was 36 and his mother, Emma Cramer, was 26. He married Ida May Schlewitz on 21 March 1900, in Gage, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Pleasant View Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 14 June 1952, at the age of 79, and was buried in Blue Springs, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Joseph Ellis
Ida May Schlewitz
Marriage: 21 March 1900
William Roy Ellis
Ida Mary Ellis

Spouse & Children

21 March 1900
Gage, Nebraska, United States


  • William Roy Ellis


  • Female1909–1998Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1836–1872Male

  • Emma Cramer




  • Ruth Ellis


  • John W Ellis


  • Male1872–1952Male

  • Nettie Ellis


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 5

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

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 J Ellis in household of Thomas Clemens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W J Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William J Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"

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