John Howell Ellis

27 February 1890–11 March 1963 (Age 73)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of John Howell

When John Howell Ellis was born on 27 February 1890, in Texas, United States, his father, Garland Thomas Ellis, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Gill, was 33. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Guadalupe, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 11 March 1963, in Kingsbury, Guadalupe, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas, United States.

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Garland Thomas Ellis
Nancy Gill
Henry Green Ellis
Lottie R. Ellis
Charles Holdman Ellis
Fannie R. Ellis
Mamie Alberta Ellis
Garland Thomas Ellis
John Howell Ellis
Edward P Ellis
Leona Ellis

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Age 4
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 6
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.
1910 · The BSA is Made
Age 20
Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Howell Ellis in household of Garland T Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Howell Ellis, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • John Howell Ellis, "Find A Grave Index"

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