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Minnie Lee Cates Ellis

  • Birth Jun 1876 Orange County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 13 Jan 1934 Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 63667127

Daughter of Alphonzo Cromwell Cates and Caroline Lucinda Adams Cates.

Married to Charles Henry Ellis around 1895.

Charles and Minnie were the parents of:
Lela Mae Ellis Ivey
Walter Lee Ellis
Tinnie Ellis Breece
William Stephen Ellis
Benjamin Franklin Ellis
Clarence Ellis
Braxton Ellis
Margaret Carolina Ellis Blizzard(1913-unk)
Stella May Ellis(1915-unk)
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1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Minnie Ellis
Home in 1900: Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina
Age: 23
Birth Date: Jun 1876
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 2
Spouse's name: C H Ellis
Marriage Year: 1895
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 5
Household Members: Name Age
C H Ellis 35
Minnie Ellis 23
Lela Ellis 4
Walter Ellis 1

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Mennie Elles [Minnie Ellis]
Age in 1910: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Spouse's name: Henry Elles
Home in 1910: Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Elles 46
Mennie Elles 33
Lealor Elles 13 [Lela]
Walter Elles 12
Tinnie Elles 9
Sephan Elles 7 [Stephen]
Frank Elles 6
Charmer Elles 4 [Clarence]
Brick Elles 1 [Brack]

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Mimie Ellis
Home in 1920: Durham Ward 2, Durham, North Carolina
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's name: Henry C Ellis
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Henry C Ellis 57
Mimie Ellis 40
Tiny Ellis 18
Stephen Ellis 17
Frank Ellis 14
Clarence Ellis 12
Brack Ellis 10
Margret Ellis 7
Stella Ellis 5
John Ellis 20

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Minnie Lee Ellis
Home in 1930: Durham, Durham, North Carolina
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Minnie Lee Ellis 49
Steve Ellis 27
Maggie Ellis 23
Frank Ellis 24
Margaret Ellis 18
Stella May Ellis 15
Loris May Ellis 1 4/12 (gdtr)

North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
Name: Minnie Ellis
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 54
Marital status: Widowed
Occupation: Domestic
Birth Date: abt 1880
Birth Place: Orange
Death Date: 13 Jan 1934
Death Location: Durham, Durham
Spouse's name: C H Ellis
Father's name: Alphonsus Cates
Mother's name: Caroline Adams
Cause of death: Self inflicted injuries
Informant: Steve Ellis, 516 Forrest St, Durham NC


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  • Created by: 4losthistory
  • Added: 3 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63667127
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie Lee Cates Ellis (Jun 1876–13 Jan 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63667127, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by 4losthistory (contributor 46983562) .