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Judge John Francis Ellison

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Judge John Francis Ellison

Birth
Falls Church, Falls Church City, Virginia, USA
Death
31 Oct 1927 (aged 73)
Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, USA
Burial
Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, USA
Memorial ID
10723757 View Source

Who's Who on the Pacific Coast:

John F Ellison, Judge; Born, Fairfax County, Virginia, Nov 29, 1853; Son of William H and Elizabeth (Fish) E; Education, Richmond College; LL B, University of Virginia, 1877; Married, Minnie B Cason, Aug 1880. Moved to California Jul, 1877. Judge, Superior Court, since 1890. Member, California Assembly, 1885, and Chairman of Judiciary Committee. Delegate to Republican National Convension, Chicago, 1888. Member, Masons, BPOE Republican. Residence, Red Bluff; Office, Court House, Red Bluff, California.
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Judge John Francis Ellison, son of William Henry and Elizabeth Fish Ellison, was born at Falls Church, November 29, 1853, and died in 1927. In the Falls Church Library is a book, "Judge John F. Ellison," written by his wife, and published in Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, by the Record Press, 1929. On the fly leaf of the book Mrs. Ellison writes:

"Presented to the Falls Church Library, Falls Church, Virginia - by Mrs. J. Ellison in recognition of Judge Ellison's Birthplace, and with the hope that the Memorial may be read by many of his old friends and neighbors and find a welcome to the two Libraries, March 22, 1930, Red Bluff, California."

The details of his life are taken from this book. Judge Ellison married at Lakeview, Oregon, on August 31, 1880, to Minnie B. Cason.

Judge Ellison was educated at Richmond College and the University of Virginia, graduating from the latter in 1877. He was admitted to the California Bar in that same year, and located at Red Bluff, Tehama County, and practiced law there from 1877 until 1890. In 1890 he was elected Superior Judge of Tehama County, a position he held until his death in 1927. He was Delegate to the Republican National Convention, which met in Chicago in 1888 and nominated Benjamin Harrison for President.

In his diary, Judge Ellison wrote that Falls Church was "a community noted for the sobriety, industry, and piety of its inhabitants." The following is from the San Francisco Chronicle:

"A Memorial to the late Superior Judge John F. Ellison of Red Bluff, Tehama County, recently published by Mrs. Ellison for private distribution, makes a valuable contribution to California records.

For half a century the story of Judge Ellison's career was inevitably the story, a measure, of the interesting and important district of California, where he made his home. For 36 years he served his community as Superior Judge, and when his distinction as a jurist became recognized beyond the confines of his own jurisdiction so that his friends urged him to seek higher place, he declined because he prefers to continue to deal justice among the neighbors who honored and trusted him.

Intended primarily as a tribute to Judge Ellison from those who knew him most intimately, the volume goes further and gives us a glimpse, not merely of an individual, but of the straightforward and staunch character of the kind of men who furnished a firm foundation for the substantial progress of California."

Who's Who on the Pacific Coast:

John F Ellison, Judge; Born, Fairfax County, Virginia, Nov 29, 1853; Son of William H and Elizabeth (Fish) E; Education, Richmond College; LL B, University of Virginia, 1877; Married, Minnie B Cason, Aug 1880. Moved to California Jul, 1877. Judge, Superior Court, since 1890. Member, California Assembly, 1885, and Chairman of Judiciary Committee. Delegate to Republican National Convension, Chicago, 1888. Member, Masons, BPOE Republican. Residence, Red Bluff; Office, Court House, Red Bluff, California.
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Judge John Francis Ellison, son of William Henry and Elizabeth Fish Ellison, was born at Falls Church, November 29, 1853, and died in 1927. In the Falls Church Library is a book, "Judge John F. Ellison," written by his wife, and published in Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, by the Record Press, 1929. On the fly leaf of the book Mrs. Ellison writes:

"Presented to the Falls Church Library, Falls Church, Virginia - by Mrs. J. Ellison in recognition of Judge Ellison's Birthplace, and with the hope that the Memorial may be read by many of his old friends and neighbors and find a welcome to the two Libraries, March 22, 1930, Red Bluff, California."

The details of his life are taken from this book. Judge Ellison married at Lakeview, Oregon, on August 31, 1880, to Minnie B. Cason.

Judge Ellison was educated at Richmond College and the University of Virginia, graduating from the latter in 1877. He was admitted to the California Bar in that same year, and located at Red Bluff, Tehama County, and practiced law there from 1877 until 1890. In 1890 he was elected Superior Judge of Tehama County, a position he held until his death in 1927. He was Delegate to the Republican National Convention, which met in Chicago in 1888 and nominated Benjamin Harrison for President.

In his diary, Judge Ellison wrote that Falls Church was "a community noted for the sobriety, industry, and piety of its inhabitants." The following is from the San Francisco Chronicle:

"A Memorial to the late Superior Judge John F. Ellison of Red Bluff, Tehama County, recently published by Mrs. Ellison for private distribution, makes a valuable contribution to California records.

For half a century the story of Judge Ellison's career was inevitably the story, a measure, of the interesting and important district of California, where he made his home. For 36 years he served his community as Superior Judge, and when his distinction as a jurist became recognized beyond the confines of his own jurisdiction so that his friends urged him to seek higher place, he declined because he prefers to continue to deal justice among the neighbors who honored and trusted him.

Intended primarily as a tribute to Judge Ellison from those who knew him most intimately, the volume goes further and gives us a glimpse, not merely of an individual, but of the straightforward and staunch character of the kind of men who furnished a firm foundation for the substantial progress of California."


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