Napoleon Bonaparte Ellis

Napoleon Bonaparte Ellis

Birth
Boyds Creek, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
Death 18 Aug 1916 (aged 83)
Burial Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 18127198 · View Source
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Mr. N. B. Ellis, one of Maryville's and Blount county's oldest and highly respected citizens, died at the home of his son, Dr. E. L. Ellis, last Friday night. The funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at the residence, Rev. James Allen Smith officiating.

Mr. Ellis was nearly 84 years of age at the time of his death. He had been in declining health several months, and his demise was not unexpected. The deceased had made his home in and near Maryville practically all his life, and had led an exemplary life which had been an inspiration to hundreds of his fellow men. For many years he owned and operated a farm near town, which his son-in-law, Mr. J. R. Singleton now owns. For the past several years since retiring from active life, he has lived in Maryville.

Mr. Ellis was a member of the Baptist church. He was a believer in everything that meant a better civilization and his influence was always given to accomplish those things which he believed to be to the best interests of the largest number. His sons are among the most prominent business and professional men of Maryville, and in their lives are reflected the noble traits of the father, whose life was a blessing to so many. He is survived by his widow and seven children. The children are J. N. Ellis of Ellis-Chandler Co.; Dr. E. L. Ellis, a leading physician of the town; Prof. H. L. Ellis, superintendent of the preparatory department of Maryville College; Chas. H. Ellis, with the Aluminum Company of America in Maryville; Mrs. J. R. Singleton of Maryville, Mrs. Will Roberts of Corryton and Mrs. Eb Kidd of Binnfield.

In the death of Mr. Ellis, the town loses a leading and conspicuous figure. His passing is mourned by hundreds of friends of himself and his family. At the funeral Saturday afternoon, which was followed by interment in Magnolia cemetery, many friends gathered to pay last tribute to his memory. At the funeral ceremonies, Rev. Dr. Smith read the following biography:

Napoleon Bonaparte Ellis was born Oct., 18, 1832 at Boyd's Creek, Sevier county, Tennessee and died August 18, 1916. He was therefore 83 years and 10 months of age. He was the third of five sons born to James and Jane Randall Ellis. He was married to Francina Erwin, Dec., 23, 1856, with whim he walked and labored well nigh 60 years. To this union were born nine children, two of whom, Estella and Annie, were at the beautiful gate to bid him welcome when he went home, last evening. In November 1873, he professed faith in Christ and was baptized along with his three oldest children, Florence, Mollie and Estelle into the fellowship of Lebanon Baptist church. With firm faith and confident assurance he approached the end. During his last illness he often gave expression to his willingness and readiness to answer the call to the Great Beyond.



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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 2 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18127198
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Napoleon Bonaparte Ellis (18 Oct 1832–18 Aug 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18127198, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .