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Ellis Family

Ernest Burton EllisAge: 89 years18771966

Ernest Burton Ellis
Given names
Ernest Burton
Birth January 22, 1877 31 23
Birth of a brotherDavid Alvin Ellis
November 30, 1878 (Age 22 months)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJesse Everet Ellis
May 23, 1881 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterRosa Lillian Ellis
January 9, 1887 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherRobert Sidney Ellis
October 2, 1890 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha E Crouch
January 12, 1898 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 21 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 21, 1900 (Age 23 years)
Death of a brotherJesse Everet Ellis
October 14, 1901 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Francis Ellis
about 1906 (Age 28 years)
Census May 1, 1910 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 39 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 40 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a motherTennessee Mahala “Tenny” Carter
August 2, 1919 (Age 42 years)
Death of a fatherJesse Edward Ellis
January 3, 1923 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 72 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a brotherDavid Alvin Ellis
December 29, 1958 (Age 81 years)
Cause: Cancer
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 68 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death October 8, 1966 (Age 89 years)

Last change January 27, 201811:25:50

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: estimated 1875
2 years
22 months
younger brother
Ellis FamilyDavid Alvin Ellis
Birth: November 30, 1878 33 25Tennessee, United States
Death: December 29, 1958Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
Jesse Everet Ellis
Birth: May 23, 1881 35 27Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 14, 1901Shelby, Tennessee, United States
6 years
younger sister
Ellis FamilyRosa Lillian Ellis
Birth: January 9, 1887 41 33Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 7, 1980Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
4 years
younger brother
Robert Sidney EllisRobert Sidney Ellis
Birth: October 2, 1890 44 36Cordova, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 17, 1980Fresno, California, United States
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