William Darrell Ellis

1921–1999 (Age 77)
Woonsocket, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States

The Life of William Darrell

When William Darrell Ellis was born on 2 October 1921, in Woonsocket, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States, his father, Ira Dean Ellis, was 24 and his mother, Cleta Marie Harmon, was 24. He lived in Valley Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1997. He died on 23 February 1999, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.

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Ira Dean Ellis
Cleta Marie Harmon
Bernadine Jane Ellis
William Darrell Ellis

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 20

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 21

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 D Ellis in household of Dean I Ellis, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • William Ellis in household of Dean Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr William Darrell Ellis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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