|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1850, Wales|
|Death: ||May 24, 1896|
Ellis Rees was born in Monmouthshire, South Wales, August 18, 1850 to Edmund and Margaret Ellis Rees. Came to Utah with his parents in 1859 crossing the plains with a ox team, arriving in Salt Lake City August 22, 1859; with his parents he came to Coalville late in the fall of 1859 settling on a farm one mile north of town where he reminded until 1870 in which he went to Castle Rock and settled on a ranch, remaining there until the year 1875. In the fall of 1877 he went to Ashley Fork with his family and engaged in farming, but in this venture he was unsuccessful and in 1882 returned to Summit County and lived in and around Coalville up to the time of his death. He was a father of 10 children, seven boys and three girls, four of whom, three boys and one girl, survive him.
ELLIS REES INSTANTLY KILLED BY A FALLING TREE
Occured Friday Afternoon, May 24, 1896 up Sawmill Canyon.
The funeral was held at the Summit LDS Stake House, Coalville, Ut; The Stake house was packed with friends and relatives. It was probably on the the largest funerals ever held in Coalville.
The services were opened with a very appropriate song by the choir, followed by prayer by Elder George Ruff. Another song was given by the choir after which Elder George Beard who has known and associated with the deceased since childhood gave a short review of his life. He know him to be straightforward, honest, industrious man, kind and affectionate to his family and beloved by all. Elder C.A. Callis then spoke feelingly and most able on death and resurrection. It was aneloquent and able address, and most comforting to the bereaved of relatives and friends who had fathered around the casket to pay their last act of respect to the departed one, and they all felt better for the words that fell from the speakers's lips. Elder Alma Eldredge also spoke feelings to the relatives and friends. He also reviewed the life of the decreased, who he had known since he was but a child; told the beauty of his character, his devotion and up right life, and the trials and hardships of the early years here. At the conculsion of his remarks another song was sung by the choir and the audience was dismissed by Elder L.H. Williams.
The remains were then conveyed to the Coalville Cemetery, where after prayer by Elder J.B. Rhead.
Survivers, Wife Rachel Frisby Rees and children
Edmund Rees (1814 - 1867)
Margaret Ellis Rees (1824 - 1896)
Rachel Frisby Spriggs (1854 - 1918)*
William E Rees (1877 - 1886)*
Ellis Joseph Rees (1880 - 1932)*
Josephine Rees (1883 - 1890)*
Lon Henry Rees (1891 - 1891)*
David Rees (1847 - 1926)*
Ellis Rees (1850 - 1896)
Mary Rees Moore (1853 - 1926)*
Thomas Rees (1855 - 1928)*
Edmund Rees (1858 - 1947)*
Sarah Jane Rees (1861 - 1871)*
Morgan Rees (1863 - 1872)*
Ruth Ann Rees Wilkins (1866 - 1948)*
Maintained by: Renee Rees Morrow
Originally Created by: Collins Crapo
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 73774