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Franklin Pierce "Frank" Ellis
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1866
Bell County
Texas, USA
Death: May 20, 1936
El Dorado County
California, USA

ALIAS NAME: R. D. SHAW.
Son of William Smith Ellis and Celita Tabitha Corley, born and raised in Bell County, Texas, after the Civil War. He had many experiences and heard many stories about his life from my father. He married 1st his cousin Corley and divorced. He married 2nd Patsy Mahalia Johnson on 20 Nov. 1893 in Bell County, Texas. Frank had 2 sons by his first marriage. Frank and Patsy had 9 children, 4 sons and 5 daughters. My aunts told me that he was very strict. He worked at farming, mining, and building construction. In 1929, he was involved in a crime, became fugitive, left Texas and ended up in California. He changed his name several times. His death and burial records are under the name of R. D. SHAW. In 1936, he died of a heart attack in the community of Chili Bar near Placerville, California, when he and sons were panning for gold. He is buried at the Middletown Cem. in an unmarked grave. My father and uncles had no money for a tombstone. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Smith Ellis (1848 - 1930)
  Celita Tabitha Corley Ellis (1848 - 1929)
 
 Spouses:
  Patsy Mahalia Johnson Ellis (1872 - 1956)
  Nancy Elizabeth Ellis Brown (1872 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Charles William Ellis (1888 - 1964)*
  Mary Emma Ellis Cook (1894 - 1973)*
  Walter Rice Ellis (1896 - 1900)*
  Walter Rice Ellis (1896 - 1899)*
  Thomas Roy Shaw (1898 - 1985)*
  Bessie Ellis Crawford (1907 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Almetia Ellis Gotcher (1865 - 1936)*
  Franklin Pierce Ellis (1866 - 1936)
  Benjamin W. Ellis (1870 - 1871)*
  Ermalin Ellis (1872 - 1872)*
  Mary Louise Ellis (1873 - 1873)*
  Lou Ella Ellis Burnham (1875 - 1932)**
  Hattie Etta Ellis Robinson (1879 - 1970)*
  William Oliver Ellis (1883 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Middletown Cemetery
Placerville
El Dorado County
California, USA
Plot: unmarked grave
 
Created by: Carol Pendleton
Record added: Jun 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91712104
Franklin Pierce Frank Ellis
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Added by: David M. Habben
 
 
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For my grandfather who lived a very colorful life, although it was a sad ending and no record of his burial plot. Funeral home records were not kept and County has no record of early burials. My father saw area in 1960 but could not remember where he wa...(Read more)
- Carol Pendleton
 Added: Jun. 10, 2012
 
 
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