William Isaac Ellison

6 December 1892–12 December 1971 (Age 79)
New Albany City, Floyd, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Isaac

When William Isaac Ellison was born on 6 December 1892, in New Albany City, Floyd, Indiana, United States, his father, Isaac Ellison, was 35 and his mother, Ellen Smith, was 31. He married Fanchon E. Motto on 29 August 1915, in St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Gary, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Winona Lake, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 December 1971, in Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States.

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William Isaac Ellison
Fanchon E. Motto
Marriage: 29 August 1915
Robert Motto Ellison

Spouse and Children

29 August 1915
St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Ellison


    Ellen Smith




    Elizabeth Ellen Ellison


    John Ellison




    Gertrude Ellison


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 14

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Ellis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Ellison in household of John Motto, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W I Ellison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William I Ellison, "United States Census, 1930"

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