William Cornelius Ellis

1880–1943 (Age 62)
Port Rowan, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Cornelius

When William Cornelius Ellis was born on 9 May 1880, in Port Rowan, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Ellis, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Amelia Holmes, was 32. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Mary Kelsey. He lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States for about 10 years and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 24 April 1943, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

William Cornelius Ellis
Mary Kelsey
Homer W Ellis
Marion G Ellis
Virginia Ellis

Spouse & Children



  • Homer W Ellis


  • Marion G Ellis


  • Virginia Ellis


Parents & Siblings

  • William Ellis


  • Margaret Amelia Holmes




  • Sheldon Esker Ellis


  • Henrietta Ellis


  • Female1876–1967Female

  • Minnie Elizabeth Ellis


  • Male1880–1943Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 3

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 18

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William C Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William C Ellis in household of George Robinson, "New York, State Census, 1905"

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