William Daniel Ellis

1883–1948 (Age 65)
Texas, United States

The Life of William Daniel

When William Daniel Ellis was born on 15 February 1883, in Texas, United States, his father, Robert Page Ellis, was 33 and his mother, Jennie Lynn Grubb, was 25. He married Edna Pearl Wright on 27 November 1904, in Wise, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Stratford, Sherman, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Sherman, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1948, in Hartley, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Texhoma, Sherman, Texas, United States.

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William Daniel Ellis
Edna Pearl Wright
Marriage: 27 November 1904
Iva Lee Ellis
Blanche Hortense Ellis
Nellie LaRue Ellis
William Douglas Ellis
Ruth Ellis
Arthur Ray Ellis

Spouse & Children

27 November 1904
Wise, Texas, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Page Ellis


  • Female1857–1918Female



World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 18

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

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)

  • Will D Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie D Ellis Sr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • William D Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"

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