Thomas Grey Ellis

1895–1981 (Age 85)
Rankin, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Thomas Grey

When Thomas Grey Ellis was born on 23 November 1895, in Rankin, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Cofield Ellis Sr., was 39 and his mother, Florence Louise Norrell, was 36. He died on 20 June 1981, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Grey Ellis
1895–1981
Minnie Lee "Minx" Gooch
1904–2000

Spouse & Children

  • Male1895–1981Male

  • Minnie Lee "Minx" Gooch

    Female1904–2000Female

Parents & Siblings

  • William Cofield Ellis Sr.

    Male1856–1917Male

  • Florence Louise Norrell

    Female1859–1936Female

siblings

(8)

  • Albert Lamon Ellis

    Male1883–1922Male

  • Female1885–1968Female

  • Earle Ellis

    Male1887–1942Male

  • Marie Ellis

    Female1889–1909Female

  • Female1892–1969Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 12

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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.

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