Ross Willard Ellis

28 Aug 1910 - 11 Jan 1982


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


May 26, 2011

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Willard Ross Ellis History

Contributor: Karen Cutter Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year 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.)

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Ross Willard Ellis was born on 28 Aug 1910
Ross Willard Ellis was 10 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
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Ross Willard Ellis was 20 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Ross Willard Ellis was 31 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
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Ross Willard Ellis was 43 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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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.
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Ross Willard Ellis was 63 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
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Ross Willard Ellis died on 11 Jan 1982 at the age of 71
Grave record for Ross Willard Ellis (28 Aug 1910 - 11 Jan 1982), BillionGraves Record 2762 Springville, Utah, Utah, United States