William Clinton Ellis

1887–1969 (Age 81)
Indiana, United States

The Life of William Clinton

When William Clinton Ellis was born on 13 September 1887, in Indiana, United States, his father, Absalom Agustis Ellis, was 30 and his mother, Bethela Mulvany, was 22. He married Pearlie Ellis about 1910, in Richland Township, Stoddard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Stoddard, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 March 1969, in Essex, Stoddard, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Essex Cemetery, Essex, Stoddard, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clinton Ellis
Pearlie Ellis
Marriage: about 1910
Manda Eloise Ellis
William Ellis
Wilma Ellis
Lucille Ellis
Mary W Ellis

Spouse & Children

about 1910
Richland Township, Stoddard, Missouri, United States


  • Manda Eloise Ellis


  • William Ellis


  • Wilma Ellis


  • Lucille Ellis


  • Mary W Ellis


Parents & Siblings

  • Absalom Agustis Ellis


  • Bethela Mulvany




World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 17

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 19

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • William C Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William C Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William C Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"

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