William Cline Ellis

1888–1944 (Age 56)
Wapella, DeWitt, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Cline

When William Cline Ellis was born on 11 January 1888, in Wapella, DeWitt, Illinois, United States, his father, Alvin Ellis, was 29 and his mother, Elva Ella Fletcher, was 24. He married Viona Uneva Riddle on 13 September 1916, in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Harp Township, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1944. He died in 1944, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Wapella, DeWitt, Illinois, United States.

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William Cline Ellis
Viona Uneva Riddle
Marriage: 13 September 1916
William Arthur Ellis

Spouse & Children

13 September 1916
Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States


  • William Arthur Ellis


Parents & Siblings



  • Edna Lue Ellis


  • Male1888–1944Male

  • Female1890–1971Female

  • Fletcher C. Ellis


  • Arminda "Minnie" Ellis


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 4

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 15

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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 Alvin Ellis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Cline Ellis, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • William C. Ellis, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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