General Weaver Ellis

7 November 1892–16 November 1953 (Age 61)
Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

The Life of General Weaver

When General Weaver Ellis was born on 7 November 1892, his father, Gabriel Alexander Ellis, was 41 and his mother, Sallie McCraw, was 34. He married Kate Mintz on 10 April 1926, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Township 1 River, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years and Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1953. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 16 November 1953, at the age of 61, and was buried in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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General Weaver Ellis
Kate Mintz
Marriage: 10 April 1926
G W Ellis
Sara Lanell Ellis
Sara Lanell Ellis (Jones)
Paulette Ellis
Walter Boone Ellis
Larry Ellis

Spouse and Children

10 April 1926
South Carolina, United States


    G W Ellis


    Sara Lanell Ellis


    Sara Lanell Ellis (Jones)


    Paulette Ellis


    Walter Boone Ellis


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Flora Ellis


    Minney Ellis




    Soloman W. Ellis


+5 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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 5

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • General Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • General W Ellis in household of Joseph D Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • General Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"

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