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Dr William Henry Ellis
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1855
Dodge County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: 1936

Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Lake Region
By J. H. Beers & Co Chicago 1905 Pages 115 & 116

WILLIAM HENRY ELLIS, M. D. Prominent among the physicians of Barron county is William H. Ellis, who has been a practitioner in the county for a quarter of a century, and in the city of Barron for over twenty years. He was born in Dodge county, Wis., Sept. 17, 1855, son of Hernando C. and Jemima B. (Haight) Ellis.

The Ellis family is of Revolutionary stock, and Hernando C. and his father, Samuel, were both natives of Steuben county, N. Y. The latter (Samuel) came to Wisconsin about 1850, and died at Lake Geneva of smallpox, as did also his son, William. Hernando C. Ellis, the eldest of the family of nine, had come West some years previously, in 1838, and engaged in lumbering at Lake Geneva till 1854, when he removed to Elba, Dodge county, where the subject of this sketch was born. Two years later he left Elba and settled in Dunn county, where he resided till his death, March 24, 1903, at the age of nearly eighty-five years. His wife, Jemima B. Ellis, had passed away July 9, 1868, leaving four children: Joseph F., an attorney of Eau Claire; Elizabeth A., of Minnesota; Samuel, of Rock Creek, Dunn county, and William H.

From: History and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin Chicago, IL Warner Publ. 1891-2

William H. Ellis, physician, was born in Dodge county, Wis., September 17, 1855, the youngest of four children born to Hernando C. and Jemima (Haight) Ellis, natives of New York. His early life was spent in Dunn county, this state, his parents having removed there in 1856 and engaged in farming. He attended school in Eau Claire, and read medicine with Dr. Alexander of that place, and afterward graduated from Rush Medical college of Chicago, in the class of 1880. He then practiced his profession at Prairie Farm until 1883, the subsequent two years in Chetek, and came to Barron, his present location, in 1885. September 1, 1880, Dr. Ellis married Miss Eliza, daughter of Rev. John Y. and Sophia (Frizee) Aitchison, formerly of Eau Claire, now of Hastings, Neb. Four children have blessed this union, namely: Lottie, Walter, Agnes and Benjamin. Dr. Ellis is a member and the present worshipful master of Masonic Lodge No. 220, Barron, and a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 38. Politically he is a republican and is ex-president of the school board, and secretary of the board of the United States examining surgeons, which meets at Cumberland, Wis. He and wife are members of the Baptist church. Dr. Ellis is county physician or the district comprising the towns of Barron, Stanley, maple Grove, Clinton and the city of Barron. He is also medical examiner for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, the Aetna Mutual Life of New York, the Washington and several other life insurance companies who do business in his county. He is also a member of the Inter-County Medical society and health officer of the town of Barron.
Family links: 
  Eliza Jane Aitcheson Ellis (1860 - 1927)*
  Alan Ellis (1892 - 1903)*
  William E Ellis (1897 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Wayside Cemetery
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Sandi K
Record added: Mar 02, 2013
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