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Max "Papa" Ellison
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1897
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1956
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Max was Morris and Lena Ellison's fourth child. At this time it is uncertain if he was born in New York City or after the family had moved to Bradford, PA. He attended Bradford High School but left home before he graduated.

His World War I service is commemorated by the Bradford Beth Israel Temple's Honor Roll. After WWI, Max followed oil work to Oklahoma where he met his future wife, Pauline Stevens. They married around 1920 before moving on to Electra, Texas, where their only son, Max Jr. was born. They soon moved on to Long Beach, CA, another oil-related town, where he lived the rest of his life. He worked as a tinsmith and then at the Shell Oil Company in Signal Hill.

Max loved baseball, cigars and poker; he coached a local baseball team, played poker with Joe Jost at his Tavern (still open as of 2012), and was active in, and served as a District Executive Committeeman and Trustee for, the American Legion's Arthur L. Peterson Post 27 in Long Beach.

He was an exceedingly kind, warm and generous man, and a doting grandfather. Max died in the Long Beach Veteran's Hospital after a heart attack. He was buried at Sunnyside Memorial Cemetery (now Forest Lawn); his burial services were held September 6, 1956, at Mottles & Peek Chapel, Long Beach, CA.

At this time, his Hebrew name is unknown. 
 
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 Parents:
  Morris (Moshe) Ellison (1863 - 1919)
  Lena Rivka Farbstein Ellison (1868 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Pauline Elizabeth Stevens Ellison (1900 - 1978)*
 
 Children:
  Max Ellison (1922 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Louis Ellison (1886 - 1932)*
  Abraham Ellison (1893 - 1960)*
  Ida Ellison Brantz (1895 - 1929)*
  Max Ellison (1897 - 1956)
  Joseph Ellison (1903 - 1967)*
  William Ellison (1905 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: He understood well that it is difficult to bestow too much love or kindness.
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach)
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Fuschia, Lot 49, Space F.
 
Created by: Marcia A. Ellison
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72072047
Max Papa Ellison
Added by: Marcia A. Ellison
 
Max Papa Ellison
Added by: Marcia A. Ellison
 
Max Papa Ellison
Added by: Marcia A. Ellison
 
 
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In Peace. Shalom.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 18, 2012

- Marcia A. Ellison
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 4, 2011
 
 
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