William Cofield Ellis Jr.

1898–1972 (Age 74)
Rankin, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Cofield

When William Cofield Ellis Jr. was born on 14 February 1898, in Rankin, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Cofield Ellis Sr., was 42 and his mother, Florence Louise Norrell, was 38. He died on 30 October 1972, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

William Cofield Ellis Jr.
1898–1972
Eliza Saunders Gooch
1905–1985

Spouse & Children

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

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 9

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 20

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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