Gaillard Glyde Ellis

1901–1991 (Age 90)
Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United States

The Life of Glyde

When Gaillard Glyde Ellis was born on 29 September 1901, in Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United States, his father, Frank Utley Ellis, was 42 and his mother, Agnes Marion Ramsay, was 34. He married Harriet Mercedes Hoare on 27 September 1924, in Sidney, Richland, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Spring Brook, Williams, North Dakota, United States for about 5 years and Williston, Williams, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 11 December 1991, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gaillard Glyde Ellis
Harriet Mercedes Hoare
Marriage: 27 September 1924
Dean Franklin Ellis
Patricia Anne Gladys Ellis

Spouse & Children

27 September 1924
Sidney, Richland, Montana, United States


  • Dean Franklin Ellis


  • Patricia Anne Gladys Ellis


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907 · Nebo Stake Tabernacle Is Dedicated

Age 6

The Nebo Stake Tabernacle was dedicated in November 1907 by President Joseph F. Smith. The Nebo Stake Tabernacle replaced the Payson Tabernacle which burned in 1904. The building had a beautiful arched interior ceiling and light flooded the room through its many windows.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 25

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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.

Story Highlight

Life Story by Gay Taylor, read at Glyde's funeral

Glyde Gaylord Ellis was born in Rock Valley, Iowa, September the 29th, 1901, to Agnes Ramsey and Frank Utley Ellis. He had two older sisters, Gladys Fern, and Glenna Wave. In 1902, the family and baby …

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Sources (3)

  • Glyde Ellis, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Glyde Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Glide Ellis in household of Agnes Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"

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