William H. ELLIS
(1900-1972)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Georgie WICKHAM

William H. ELLIS 2

  • Born: 7 Apr 1900, IL 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Georgie WICKHAM about 1916 1
  • Died: 8 Jun 1972, probably Hanover, Washington Co, KS at age 72 3
  • Buried: Hanover Cem, Hanover, Washington Co, KS 3
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bullet  General Notes:

THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR HISTORY OF HANOVER, KANSAS - from Hanover Centennial -- 1869-1969": On a Sunday afternoon in December, 1921, Hanover residents who were listening to their radios, were surprised to hear music by local musicians issuing from their receiving sets. Investigation disclosed that the program was, in reality, being aired right here in Hanover. William (Bill) Ellis, manager of the local telephone exchange, had built a radio broadcasting set and, for the next two or three years, Hanover citizens were frequently treated to programs aired right here in Hanover.

70th ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Supplement to The Washington County Register, Friday, Sept. 16, 1938: Hanover, KS
Ellis the Radio Man
W. H. Ellis, Ellis the Radio Man, has been in Hanover since 1920. He does electric work, radio repairing, motor rewinding and refrigerator repairing.
Mr. Ellis is the only motor rewinder in Washington county and one of the very few independent telephone cable splicers in Kansas. He has trained a number of boys in electrical and telephone work and two of them are now telephone managers, one a lineman, one a R.E.A. line construction superintendent.

FIND A GRAVE - Hanover Cem, Hanover, Washington Co, KS:
William H. Ellis
Kansas
M Sgt U.S. Army
World War 1
Apr 7, 1900 - June 8, 1972


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William married Georgie WICKHAM, daughter of Thomas Ambrose WICKHAM and Louise A. MURPHY, about 1916.1 (Georgie WICKHAM was born on 25 Aug 1898 in MO, died on 3 May 1966 in probably Hanover, Washington Co, KS 4 and was buried in Hanover Cem, Hanover, Washington Co, KS.)


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Sources


1 1930 KS Census.

2 Obituary of Thomas A. Wickham.

3 Find A Grave.

4 Info from Daisy Wickham Stevens.


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