John Findley Sollis

1 June 1873–19 October 1954 (Age 81)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John Findley

John Findley Sollis was born on 1 June 1873, in Illinois, United States. He married Matilda Ellen Jenkins on 7 June 1901, in Sedgwick, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States in 1935 and Cache Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 19 October 1954, in Clay, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pirtle Cemetery, Peach Orchard, Clay, Arkansas, United States.

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John Findley Sollis
Matilda Ellen Jenkins
Marriage: 7 June 1901
Gracie M Sollis
Simmia Lucinda Sollis
John Wesley Sollis,

Spouse and Children


    Matilda Ellen Jenkins


7 June 1901
Sedgwick, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States


    Gracie M Sollis


    Simmia Lucinda Sollis



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1875: Randolph, Arkansas, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic for someone who lived where sallows (a kind of willow) grew, from the plural of Middle English salwe ‘sallow tree’.2 Greek: descriptive nickname from Turkish salli ‘large and wide’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Sollis in household of J W Sallis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Sollis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Sollis, "United States Census, 1920"

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