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Edward F. W. Ellis


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Whig AD-16 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Edward Fortescue Warrington Ellis
Born: April 15, 1819 in Massachusetts
Married: Harriett N. Ortus (m. 1842, d. 1845), Lucy Ann Dobynes (m. 1845)
Children: Emma, Ann, Mary S., Charles Henry, Clifton, Warrington, Clara Blanche, Alma Hortense, Minnie, Edward F. W., Walter Clifton
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Killed: April 6, 1862 in Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee

1844-1845: Clerk, Franklin Township Board of Trustees [Ohio]
1855: Chief Engineer, Rockford Fire Department [Illinois]

  • Ellis was killed in action at the Battle of Shiloh.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Ellis had 11 children. 
  • PLACENAME: Ellis Elementary and Art Alternative School (in Rockford, Illinois) is named for Ellis.
  • PLACENAME: Ellis Street in San Francisco is named for Ellis. 

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Edward F. W. Ellis: The Man, The Mason and The War Hero by Stephen T. Aarli, P.M (Website by David Warner, 2000)

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