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Dr Joseph Bennett Ellis
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1851
Coles County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1914
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA

Dr. Joseph Bennett Ellis, 14th child of Jesse Ellis and 4th child by Jesse's 4th wife Mariah Bennett, b. Sept. 5, 1851 at Coles County, IL. He was a longtime medical practitioner at Shawnee, OK having arrived at Shawnee during Oklahoma Territorial days. He d. Aug. 23, 1914 at Shawnee, OK.

On July 29, 1879 at Montgomery County, IL, Joseph m. Ella Clara Stearns, dau. of Augustus Stearns and Mary Ann Twitchell, b. Oct. 1, 1858 at or near Litchfield, Montgomery County, IL. She d. May 20, 1921 at Shawnee, OK.

Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929
Joseph B. Ellis, 1850 - 1914 of Shawnee, OK
Type Practice: Allopath
Licenses: KS, 1895, OK, 1908
Medical School: National University of Arts and Sciences, Medical Department, St. Louis: American Medical College, 1877, (G)

Dr. Joseph Bennett Ellis and wife Ella Clara Stearns had the following four known children:

i. Mabel Ann Ellis, b. Sept. 14, 1880 at Sullivan, Moultrie County, IL, d. Nov. 21, 1951 at Houston, TX; m. circa 1901, Harry Simpson McKay, b. July 26, 1881 at Illinois, d. May 19, 1943 at Pasadena, TX. They had two known children, but divorced prior to 1930.

ii. Charles Ellis, b. circa 1882, d. prior to Mar. 1885.

iii. Bertha Ellis, b. Mar. 31, 1885 at Carbondale, KS, d. Nov. 5, 1979 at Shawnee, OK; m. Russell Johnson who d. early in the marriage. She had one child, dau. Ruth b. circa 1908 with both being longtime school teachers at Shawnee.

iv. Joseph "Joe S." Stearns Ellis, b. Mar. 22, 1899 at Shawnee, OK, d. in 1937 at Shawnee; m. Gladys Faye Smith, b. Jan. 14, 1904 at Holdenville, OK and had four sons. Gladys m. 2) Dr. Ray M. Balyeat and d. May 11, 2002 at Oklahoma City, OK.
Family links: 
  Jesse Ellis (1784 - 1853)
  Mariah Bennett Ellis (1812 - 1891)
  Ella Clara Stearns Ellis (1858 - 1921)*
  Mabel Ann Ellis McKay (1880 - 1951)*
  Bertha Ellis Johnson (1885 - 1979)*
  Joseph Stearns Ellis (1899 - 1937)*
  William Ellis (1808 - 1896)**
  Mary Ann Ellis Hardin (1849 - 1924)*
  Joseph Bennett Ellis (1851 - 1914)
*Calculated relationship
Joseph B.
Sept. 5, 1851
Aug. 23, 1914
Fairview Cemetery
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: B1-R16-10
Created by: Don Blauvelt
Record added: Sep 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96776092
Dr Joseph Bennett Ellis
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Dr Joseph Bennett Ellis
Added by: Don Blauvelt
Dr Joseph Bennett Ellis
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