William Daus Ellis

1905–1992 (Age 86)
Texas, United States

The Life of William Daus

When William Daus Ellis was born on 13 October 1905, in Texas, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Ellis, was 22 and his mother, Ola Walling, was 18. He married Eula Edith Jones on 3 June 1923, in Hill, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Hill, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 18 July 1992, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Daus Ellis
Eula Edith Jones
Marriage: 3 June 1923

Spouse & Children

3 June 1923
Hill, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1905–1992Male

  • Hubert Carl Ellis


  • Lucille Ellis


  • Nelson Ellis


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 9

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Dans Ellis in household of Frank Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William D Ellis in the Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012
  • William Ellis in the Texas Death Index, 1903-2000

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