William Clifton Ellis Sr

1918–1974 (Age 56)
Hazlehurst, Jeff Davis, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Clifton

When William Clifton Ellis Sr was born on 8 April 1918, his father, Joel Leon Ellis, was 33 and his mother, Annie Rebecca Clifton, was 27. He had at least 1 daughter with Laura Nell Mims. He lived in Denton, Jeff Davis, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 30 December 1974, at the age of 56, and was buried in Hazlehurst, Jeff Davis, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clifton Ellis Sr
Laura Nell Mims
Linda Nell Ellis

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings



  • Gladys Ellis


  • Grace Ellis


  • Joel Leon Ellis


  • Male1918–1974Male

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 4

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 17

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 (2)

  • William Ellis in household of Joel L Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Clifton Ellis, Sr Find A Grave Memorial# 90229978

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