William Clyde Ellis

1891–1973 (Age 81)
Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Clyde

When William Clyde Ellis was born on 23 June 1891, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Albert Ellis, was 26 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Herndon, was 19. He lived in Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Grover, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 8 January 1973, in Spindale, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Forest City, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States.

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William Clyde Ellis
Mabel Thompson

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  • Mary Elizabeth Herndon




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • William C Ellis in household of John A Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clyde Ellis in household of John A Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William C Ellis in household of John A Ellis, "United States Census, 1900"

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