William Jones Ellis

1888–1959 (Age 71)
Boomer Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Jones

When William Jones Ellis was born on 9 March 1888, in Boomer Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Evan Ellis, was 35 and his mother, Martha "Mattie" Genela Sigmon, was 24. He married Maude M Sowers on 8 March 1916, in Alexander, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sugar Loaf Township, Alexander, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Taylorsville Township, Alexander, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 25 December 1959, in Taylorsville, Alexander, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Alexander, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jones Ellis
Maude M Sowers
Marriage: 8 March 1916
Pauline Elizabeth Ellis
Willard Ray Ellis
Clara Etta Ellis
James Thomas Ellis

Spouse & Children

8 March 1916
Alexander, North Carolina, United States


  • Pauline Elizabeth Ellis


  • Willard Ray Ellis


  • Clara Etta Ellis


  • James Thomas Ellis


Parents & Siblings

  • James Evan Ellis


  • Martha "Mattie" Genela Sigmon




  • Lillie O Ellis


  • Lyddie A C Ellis


  • Male1888–1959Male

  • Zebulan V Ellis


  • Robert I P Ellis


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 9

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 19

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William J Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jones Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"

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