Mary Ella Hillis

10 December 1893–7 July 1971 (Age 77)
De Kalb, Bowie, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Ella

When Mary Ella Hillis was born on 10 December 1893, in De Kalb, Bowie, Texas, United States, her father, James Francis Lafayette Burton Hillis, was 27 and her mother, Mary Luiza Marbut, was 22. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Richard Ross Gandy. She lived in Wilson Post Office, Carter, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Wilson, Carter, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 7 July 1971, in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States.

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Richard Ross Gandy
Mary Ella Hillis
Audrey Gandy
William Herbert Gandy
C Lewis Gandy

Spouse and Children



    Audrey Gandy



    C Lewis Gandy


Parents and Siblings

    James Francis Lafayette Burton Hillis





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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 21

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Hills . 2. variant of Hillhouse . In the British Isles, this name is now most frequent in northern Ireland and Scotland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Gandy in household of R R Gandy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella M Gandy in household of Richard R Gandy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ella Hillis in household of J F Hillis, "United States Census, 1900"

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