Frances Opel ELLIS Bessie Alberta FANSLER Mini tree diagram

Francis Larkin ELLIS1,2,7,3,4,5,6

30th Sep 18751,2,3,4,5,6 - 22nd Oct 19517

Life History

30th Sep 1875

Born in Illinois.1,2,3,4,5,6

9th Feb 1900

Birth of daughter Frances Opel ELLIS in Illinois.8,5,9,10,11,2

22nd Oct 1951

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.7

Other facts

 

Married Bessie Alberta FANSLER

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Wayne County, Illinois, [no date] June, Big MoundTownship, District 95, page 2A, Hse/Fam #30
    Ellis, F L Head W M  Sep 1875  24 Married 5 years IL IL IL Farmer Owns
    Ellis, Bessie A Wife W F July 1877  23 Married 5 years 2 children/2living IL VA IL
    Ellis, Myrtle Dau W F  sep 1897  3 Single IL IL IL
    Ellis, Opel Dau W F  Feb 1900  3mos Single IL IL IL

    1910 Federal Census, Wayne County, Illinois, 12 April, Berry Township,District 114, page 24A, Hse #209, Fam #210
    Ellis, Francis L Head M W 34 Married 10 years IL IL IL Farmer Owns
    Ellis, Bessie A Wife F W 32 Married 10 years 4 children/3 living IL VAIL
    Ellis, Myrtle A Dau F W 13 IL IL IL
    Ellis, Frances O Dau F W 10 IL IL IL
    Ellis, Ivan L Son M W 7 IL IL IL

    Note that Ivan L is here reported as a son and a male.  Later thischild is reported as Iva, a daughter and female.  The child reportedas Opel in 1900 is now Frances O, giving us here first name.

    Next door is Bessie's brother Frank Fransler.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 January, PrairieTownship, District 17, page 24A, Hse #210, Fam #211
    Fransler, Frank A Head  Rents M W 30 Married 0 years IL VA IL Farmer
    Fransler, Sarah L Wife F W 25 Married 0 years IL OH IL

    Before the 1920 census, Frank and Bessie moved to Arkansas County,Arkansas.  Frank registered for the WWI draft in Arkansas.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Francis Larkin Ellis
    Resident St Charles, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Birth Date: 30 Sep 1875
    Occupation, Farming, empployed by Norsworthy & Gibson
    Wife Bessie Alberta Ellis, St Charles, Ark
    Medium Height, Short, Brown Eyes and Hair
    Signed Francis Larkin Ellis

    In the 1920 census they are living in the northern part of PrairieTownship, near St Charles.  From the birth state and ages of thechildren we can tell they moved between the 1910 census and 1915, whenClyde was born in Arkansas.  Note that Opel is not in the household.I have not been able to locate her in the 1920 census.  She did notmarry until 1922.  She may have been working in DeWitt at this time,but I have not found her in the census.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 January, PrairieTownship, District 17, page 7A, McKewin Rd, Hse/Fam #37
    Ellis, Francis L Head  Rents M W 44 IL IL IL Rice Farmer
    Ellis, Bessie A Wife F W 42 IL VA IL
    Ellis, Myrtle Dau F W 22 IL IL IL
    Ellis, Iva Dau F W 17 IL IL IL
    Ellis, Clyde Son M W 8 Son IL IL
    Ellis, Marie Dau F W 5 Son IL IL

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 April, LaGrueTownship, District 17, page 7A, McKewin Rd, Hse/Fam #37
    Ellis, Francis L Head  Owns M W 52 IL IL IL Farmer
    Ellis, Bessie A Wife F W 52 IL VA IL
    Ellis, Clyde Son M W 18 IL IL IL
    Ellis, Marie Dau F W 15 AR IL IL
    Ellis, Sadie Dau F W 9 AR IL IL

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 25 April, LaGrueTownship, District 1-17, page 14B, McKewin Rd, Hse #266, Owns $1500
    Ellis, F L Head M W 64 Grade 7 b Ill In same place 1935 Farm Operator
    Ellis, Bessie Wife F W 62  Grade 7 b Ill In same place in 1935

    Deat dates are reported by some genealogies, though without reference.

    Francis L Ellis
    Birth Sep 1876 in Illinois
    Death 22 OCT 1951 in Dewitt, Arkansas
    Father Robert Ellis 1799 - 1883, Mother Unknown
    Spouse Bessie A Fansler, Birth Jul 1877 in Illinois
    Death 9 MAR 1958 in Dewitt, Arkansas
    --  Ellis Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6433405/person/-1290658430?ssrc=&ftm=1

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