Ross Willard Ellis

28 Aug 1910 - 11 Jan 1982

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Ross Willard Ellis

28 Aug 1910 - 11 Jan 1982
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WILLARD ROSS ELLIS “My History” (Brother of Loretta Jane Ellis Tullis Snyder) I was born 28 August 1910 at Wellington, Carbon County, Utah. The last and the 14th child of David Moroni Ellis and Sophronia Ann Jackson. We moved to Spring Canyon when I was 7 years old. My parents ran a dairy there.

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Ross Willard Ellis

Married: 23 Nov 1939

Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States

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Cora=Mom; Ross=Dad. Marriage sealed on April 11 1964

Karen Cutter

May 28, 2011

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April 15, 2020


April 6, 2020


May 26, 2011

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Willard Ross Ellis History

Contributor: Karen Cutter Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

WILLARD ROSS ELLIS “My History” (Brother of Loretta Jane Ellis Tullis Snyder) I was born 28 August 1910 at Wellington, Carbon County, Utah. The last and the 14th child of David Moroni Ellis and Sophronia Ann Jackson. We moved to Spring Canyon when I was 7 years old. My parents ran a dairy there. When I was 10 years old we moved to Price, Utah. I went to the public school and went on to Junior High School. This is where I met Lila Bryner. I worked at various jobs for a couple of years, then I started to work at the coalmines. Lila and I were married in 1928 and we had one daughter, Glenna Lee. She was born 4 March 1929 at Price, Utah. This marriage didn’t last and we were divorced. While living in Helper and working at one of the mines, I met Mary Barbara Bruneau. We were married 10 September 1931 at Price, Utah. We had one daughter, Carol, born 4 January 1932 at Price, Utah. This marriage didn’t work out and we were divorced in 1934, at Price, Utah. While living in Helper I boarded with Ern and Lillian Binks. While the mine wasn’t working in the summer I went to Mapleton, Utah and worked with Ern on his farm. During this time I met Cora Harmer, from a well-known Mapleton family. We were married Thanksgiving Day 23 November 1939 at the home of Elwin and Midge by Bishop W. B. Richards. After a short honeymoon we returned to Mapleton to make our home in the “Old Harmer” home where Cora was born. I continued to work in the coalmines until 1943. We had a daughter born 21 January 1944. We named her Sharon Dee. We moved to Richmond, California where I worked as a welder at the Kaiser Ship Yards. Cora and Sharon returned to Mapleton, Utah and I stayed in Richmond for a while. I was having trouble with my back and I went to a company doctor and he put me in the Permanente Hospital where I had back surgery. The doctor fused several vertebra. Elwin came over to be with me at the hospital. I was mighty glad to have him there. Midge and Elwin came over from Fort Scott to see me every evening and when they got back to San Francisco they called Cora to let her know how I was getting along. When I was able to travel Elwin and family brought me back to Mapleton in the early part of September 1945. Was I ever glad to be back with my family. Our first son was born 7 November 1945 and was named Gary Wayne. I started to work for Strong Construction Company in 1947. They weren’t working steady at that time, so I worked for Morris Knudson up Provo Canyon on the steel pipeline. I came back to Strong’s and continued working for them for 27 years. We had another daughter born on 3 May 1948 and she was named Susan and in the year 1952, on 19 September, our second son was born, he was named Allan Ross. I became active in the church and was ordained an Elder and was the Elders Secretary for several years. Later on I was ordained to be a High Priest. On 11 April 1964 at the Manti Temple Cora and I were endowed and sealed and had our children sealed to us. John and Grace, and Elwin and Midge went through the sessions with us. We were happy for their support. I retired in 1974, and since then I have worked for my son, Gary, who is building homes. Willard Ross Ellis (Ross suffered a heart attack and died 11 January 1982 at Mapleton, Utah. He is buried in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah.)

Life timeline of Ross Willard Ellis

Ross Willard Ellis was born on 28 Aug 1910
Ross Willard Ellis was 18 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Ross Willard Ellis was 29 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Ross Willard Ellis was 35 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Ross Willard Ellis was 47 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Ross Willard Ellis was 54 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Ross Willard Ellis was 62 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Ross Willard Ellis died on 11 Jan 1982 at the age of 71
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