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John F. Ellis

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John F. Ellis

Posted: 27 Feb 2004 1:15PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Ellis, McGovney & Schultz
“History of Huntington County, Indiana”1914 By Frank S. Bash pg. 630

John F. Ellis. John F. Ellis, by reason of his accomplishments in the agricultural industry in Lancaster township, takes his rightful place among the foremost men the community. He is a native of Wayne township, Huntington county, born June 4, 1867, and he is a son of C. C. Ellis and his wife, Mary E. (McGovney) Ellis. The father was born in Brown county, Ohio, and accompanied his parents to Adams county, Ohio, when he was a lad of six years. There he grew up and obtained such meager education as was his portion in life. He married on December 2, 1866, and located in Wayne township, Huntington county, where he lived for a year, and then purchased a drug store in Mount Eaton. He came to Lancaster township and settled on a farm, here continuing in residence until the late years of his life, when he moved to Majenica. He died there on February 18, 1910, and his widow survives him, making her home with her son, Frank.

C. C. Ellis reached a state of financial independence, chiefly through his activities in the drug store business, before he turned his attention to farming. To him and his wife were born six children, five of whom are now living. They are as follows: Isabelle C., the wife of Joseph Kitch, of Huntington, Indiana; William I., a farmer on the home place; John F., of this review; Ella M.; George D., of Rock Creek; Jessie O., of Huntington.

John F. Ellis was educated in the district schools and brought up on the Lancaster township farm, of which his brother is now the occupant. He was twenty-one years old when he left home, and set out for himself independently, and after a few years, or in 1893, on the 7th day of September, he married Anna E. Schultz. She was a daughter of John Schultz, and like her husband, was reared to farm life and had a country school training. One daughter has been born to them,-Bertha B., born February 18, 1898.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and he is one of the stewards of the church. His fraternal affiliations are with the Modern Woodmen of America.

Mr. Ellis is everywhere regarded as a man of sound judgment, and he is known to be an upright, honorable and wide-minded citizen. He is reckoned among the foremost farming men of Huntington county, and his farm of one hundred and sixty acres on the Huntington-Warren Road is finely situated about five miles northwest of Warren and eight miles distant from the town of Huntington.

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