William Clifton Ellis

1889–1980 (Age 91)
Scotland, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Clifton

When William Clifton Ellis was born on 19 July 1889, in Scotland, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Henry Ellis, was 24 and his mother, Katherine Elizabeth Currie, was 19. He married Pearl Blue Barber on 18 October 1914, in Scotland, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Blue Springs Township, Robeson, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Blue Springs Township, Hoke, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 19 December 1980, in Hoke, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Raeford, Hoke, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clifton Ellis
Pearl Blue Barber
Marriage: 18 October 1914
Angus Leroy Ellis
Lillie Kathryleen Ellis
William Tyson Ellis

Spouse & Children

18 October 1914
Scotland, North Carolina, United States


  • Angus Leroy Ellis


  • Lillie Kathryleen Ellis


  • William Tyson Ellis


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1889–1980Male

  • Maggie Ellis


  • John Lee Ellis


  • Ralph Ellis


  • Henry Wallace Ellis


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 8

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Clifton Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willian C Ellis in household of W H Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie C Ellis in household of William H Ellis, "United States Census, 1900"

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