William John Ellis

1909–1996 (Age 87)
Pontllan-Fraith, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of William John

When William John Ellis was born on 14 May 1909, in Pontllan-Fraith, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Thomas Ellis, was 24 and his mother, Florence Emily Travers, was 20. He lived in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 16 December 1996, in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Richard Thomas Ellis
Florence Emily Travers
William John Ellis
Florence Deborah Mary Ellis
Edith Ivy Ellis
Arthur Robert Ellis

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 5

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1925 · National Party (Plaid Cymru) Founded

Age 16

The Plaid Cymru, or the National Party, started out as a social movement against threats to the Welsh language and customs. It wasn’t until 1966 that the party had a seat in Parliament. 

Age 31

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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 (1)

  • William Ellis in household of Richard Ellis, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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