|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1843|
York Regional Municipality
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1921|
From the History of San Luis Obispo County and Environs
William Ellis was born in King Township, York county, Ontario, Canada, March 15, 1843, the son of Henry and Syrena (Hambley) Ellis, natives of England and Nova Scotia respectively. They were farmers in Wellington county, Ontario, and had a family of six children as follows: Mary Ann, who died in Ontario; James, who resides near Pacific Grove; William, the subject of this review; Ellen and Enoch C., who died in Ontario; and Mrs. Lydia Patterson, who resides in Oregon.
William Ellis spent his early years working on his father's farm and attending the public schools in his vicinity. In 1863 his father died, and William then assisted his mother on the farm until he reached his majority, after which he farmed for himself until 1886, Located a pre-emption of one hundred sixty acres, his present home in Hog Canon, or Pleasant Valley, Monterey county. He broke the first furrow, and improved the place with residence and buildings, later adding a quarter section to it. Here he is raising grain and stock, and has met with good success.
On March 11, 1884, Mr. Ellis was married in Ontario to Miss Sarah Ann Honsinger, who was born near Toronto, but was reared in Wellington county, Ontario, the daughter of James and Jane (Mathews) Honsinger. To Mr. and Mrs. Ellis three children have been born. Ruby May, now Mrs. Daman, resides near Morgan Hill; Wilbert J. is assisting his father on the farm; and Bella j. also resides at home. The family are members of the M.E. Church at Estrella.
Mr. Ellis has made three trips back to Ontario. The last trip was taken in 1907. After visiting Ontario, the family, on their return to California, were more satisfied than ever with their adopted home.
~By Annie L. Stringfellow Morrison, John H. Haydon
Sarah Ann Honsinger Ellis (1858 - 1937)
Ruby May Ellis Daman (1885 - 1981)*
Wilbert JoHn Ellis (1894 - 1932)*
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
San Luis Obispo County
Created by: James Mayfield
Record added: May 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109981037