William Ellison

(1899 - 1978)

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William Ellison
1899 - 1978
Born
April 14, 1899
Death
August 1978
Last Known Residence
Waldo, Columbia County, Arkansas 71770
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William Ellison was born on April 14, 1899. He died in August 1978 at 79 years old. We know that William Ellison had been residing in Waldo, Columbia County, Arkansas 71770.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Ellison died in August 1978 at 79 years old. He was born on April 14, 1899. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William Ellison had been residing in Waldo, Columbia County, Arkansas 71770.

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In 1899, in the year that William Ellison was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1909, when he was only 10 years old, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1929, when he was 30 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1964, William was 65 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1978, in the year of William Ellison's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
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c. 1904 - Unknown 1904 - ?
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Oct 6, 1921 - Nov 28, 2003 1921 - 2003
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