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 John Ely

John Ely

Birth
Hallands län, Sweden
Death 20 Dec 1957 (aged 78)
Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Unk.
Memorial ID 5547794 · View Source
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John Ely, 78, Saratoga Hotel, died Friday, December 20, 1957 at a hospital in Superior, WI.

John Ely was born as Johannes Eliasson in Frillesas, Hallands Lan, Sweden, on November 24, 1879 to Elias Olausson and Anna Lina Johansdotter. He americanized his name after arriving in the United States.

John Ely married Frieda Margaritha Hansdotter Erickson on December 19, 1904 in Superior WI. They had two children together. Carl Roland Ely and Grace Anna Ely.

He had resided in Superior for many years. He was a retired conductor for the Soo Line Railway and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda Margaritha Hansdotter (Erickson) September 13, 1937.

He is survived by his son, Roland Ely, Superior, a daughter, Mrs. Grace (Albert) Holt, Norfolk, VA, a sister Mrs. Lena Nelson, Sacremento, CA, a brother, Emil Olson, Sweden, six grandchildren and two great grand children.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 23, 1957 at Downs Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Moreland officiating. He was buried next to his wife, Frieda, in the family lot at Greenwood Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Victoria Purington
  • Added: 16 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5547794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Ely (24 Nov 1879–20 Dec 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5547794, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Victoria Purington (contributor 46487069) .