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Edward G. and Jane E. (Frickey) Ellis, Sterling

In 1880 Smith County, Kansas, Henry Frickey is 55, Annie 34, Mary 14, Henry 11, August 9, John 6, Annie 4, Charles 2, and Emma three months.

Edward might be the son of Joseph A. Ellis, with them in 1870 Illinois. Joseph then married Flora Spangler in 1876 in Rock Island County, Illinois.
In 1870 Bureau County, Joseph and Sarah Ellis were both 24, living with his parents Zacarias 48 and Mary Ellis 53. George is 4, John 2, and Edward seven months - but this could be a communications error...

Jesse D. Ellis 24, is with Zacariah 59 and Delilah 63 in 1880 Bureau County, EDDIE is 13, Florence Spangler 17.

In 1880 Joseph is 33, Flora 19, George 11, John 9, James 8, Herman 3, and Edna eight months.
In 1900 Norton County, Kansas, Edward G. Ellis is a hostler, born June 1866 in Illinois, father in Virginia, mother in Illinois. He's living with the Charles 53 and Laura 49 Posson family.

His brother George had died in Athol Kansas # 147884901 "Father of Acie, Jim, and Millie", and George's son Acie is with George's brother Jesse in Franklin County, Nebraska.
Acie was born in Riverton, Nebraska in 1892, and died in 1972, buried in Yakima, Washington # 71196208.

"Jennie was born in Iowa in 1872 to James and Meloina Wall. She ran away from a convent school before she was 15 and married George Ellis. They had three children, but Jennie ran away from marriage and motherhood and ending up in Wyoming. She took a job driving a team of oxen hauling ties to build the new railroad. Jennie appeared fragile, but she could spout profanity and pop a bullwhip as skillfully as any man. About 1918, she took a homestead between Newcastle and Custer. She built a home, cleared land and logged timber. In her later years, she moved to Newcastle where she had many companions and often helped others who where down on their luck. She died in 1938."
Jennie is buried in Greenwood Cemetery # 127136587.
James G. Ellis 1894-1960 is buried in Smith Center # 123906759, spouses Chloe Estella (Wyckoff) Ellis 1892-1920 and Zola Helen (Carver) Ellis 1907-1994.

In 1900 Millie Ellis is in Thomas County, Kansas, born October 1896 in Kansas, the adopted daughter of Roberter Harper 37 and Mattie 37, with their sons Roy 12 and Ray 10.
Millie "Harper" married John Farber on April 1, 1918, recorded in Morgan COunty, Colorado.
Millie Ellis Harper Farber 1896-1920 is buried in Goodland, 81707036.
Millie Ellis Harper was born October 1, 1896, in Smith County, Kansas, and was married at Fort Morgan, Colorado, April 1, 1918, to John Farber. The deceased was 23 years, 4 months and 18 days old at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn, her husband, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Harper, and three brothers. The burial was made in the cemetery north of town, the services being in charge of Rev. O. B. Allen.
Sherman Co Cemetery Records Book 1886-May 1997, Sherman Co., Historical Society, Goodland, KS, p 43 (Goodland Cemetery) "Harper, Millie b. 1896 d. 1920, block 6 row 6"
Bower Funeral Home records state cause of death as "pneumonia- - pregnancy." Millie's illness was likely a complication of the Spanish influenza, which we know from history was rampant at the time. (A young child of John & Millie is also reported to have died during the influenza epidemic.) -
It appears that Millie, who had been adopted herself, gave birth to a precious son, Jack Farber, born out of wedlock, on 31 Jan 1917, which she gave up for adoption.
Little Jack Farber, infant son of John Farber and Millie Harper, was adopted by a famous family and has been given a "Famous Person" Find A Grave Memorial.
Paul Robert Greenlease Birth: Jan. 31, 1917 Death: Mar. 6, 1964
Paul Robert Greenlease was the adopted son of Robert Cosgrove Greenlease Sr. and his first wife Bessie Rush. By age 2 months, little "Jack Farber" had joined the Greenlease family and was given the new name Paul Robert Greenlease. Thirty-six years later he would serve as family spokesperson for the Greenlease family during the ordeal of the tragic kidnapping of his 6-year old brother Robert Cosgrove "Bobby" Greenlease Jr.

In 1910 Morgan County, Colorado, Edward G. Ellis is 43, he and his parents all born in Illinois, Jane 30, Glenn 10, Alfred 8, Hazel 6, Ada 4, and Vera 2.

One tree said Vera was born at Seibert, Colorado - so they might have been living there to be near Jane's sister Minnie Wagenblast.

In 1915 Smith County, Kansas, "Jannes" Ellis is 50, Jane 34, Alford 14, Hazel 11, Ada 9, Vera 7, Kate 4, and Woodrow 2.

In 1920 Decatur County, Kansas, Edward is doing odd jobs, 53, Jane 39, Alferd 18, Hazel M. 16, Ada M. 14, Vera 11, Kattie 9, Woodrow 6, Ester 3, and Luella 1.

In 1930 Sterling, Edward G. Ellis is a laborer in the stockyard at Sterling, Colorado, 64, with Jane E. 50. They have Alfred E. 28, hazel M. 26, Ada M. 24, Vera E. 22, Catherine B. 20, WOodrow W. 17, Esther I. 14, and Louella Il. 11.
In 1940 Sterling, Edward is widowed, 74, living with daughter Ada Gleason 24, widowed, with her kids Dorothy 15 born in Kansas, Betty 10, Wendel 9, Lois 7, Shirley 5, Gwendoline 3, and Margarette 1.
Jane Elizabeth (Frickey) Ellis 1878-1934 is buried in Sterling, Colorado # 39847881, with Edward G. Ellis.

Buried in Sterling - their daughter "Esther Irene Brandt, 85, of 1624 N. Sidney Ave., Sterling, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Sterling Regional MedCenter. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Chancy Reager Funeral Home. Funer al services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the First Foursquare Church with Revs. Roger McGlaughlin and William Brandt Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Esther was born March 14, 1916, to Edward Grant and Jane Elizabeth (Frickey) Ellis in Athol, Kan. She spent her early childhood years in Kansas and then her family came to Sterling where she attended school. In 1933, she married Henry Carl Brandt. They made their home in Sterling, where they raised their five children. Esther was a homemaker, while Henry did trucking and custom farm work."


Alfred Ellis married Alice Norton on November 6, 1929, recorded in Morgan County/

In 1930 Logan County, Colorado, Alfred Ellis is 30, Alice 20, with newborn James.

When Anna Mae (Schaffer) Frickey died in 1932, her obituary said her first husband Henry died in 1891 and married Thomas H.l Thomas H. Kessler, of Norton, Kansas; eight children: Henry Frickey, Mollalah, Ore., Gus Frickey, Denver, Colo.; John Frickey, Oberlin, Kansas; Charles Frickey, Oberlin, Kansas; Mollie Bennett, Athol, Kansas; Anna Panter, Smith Center, Kansas; Jane Ellis, Sterling, Colo.; Laura Rohan, Nampha, Idaho; fifty-eight grand children, eight of which have preceded her in death; thirty-seven great grand-children and two great great grand-children.
In 1940 Alfred E. Ellis is in Fort Collins, Colorado, 38, with Alice 30, James 10, Darlene 9, Katherine L. 7, Mary Lou 7, and Nancy 3.
Alfred Edward Ellis 1901-1988 is buried in Los Angeles.


Hazel was born September 5, 1903 at Smith Center, Kansas, married Ellsworth Wonderly October 20, 1923 died October 20, 1974 at Imperial, Nebraska.
Hazel Mae (Ellis) Wonderly 1903-1974 is buried in Imperial, Nebraska, # 83511324, with Ellsworth Wonderly 1896-1959.


Catherine might be the Catherine Richardson born July 27, 1910, dying February 4, 1976 in Clackamas County, Oregon as Katy Bel Richardson, spouse Everet.

If so, Everett might have been born in Kansas in 1908, in prison in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1930, a realestate agent in Nama, Idaho with Catherine living at 1419 1st Street South.

Everett 1908-2005 is buried in Clackamas County # 166430685. BUT there was a Catherine and Everett Richardson in Texas in the 1930 census, with this Catherine also an Ellis born 1910 in Colorado. So this is likely another one.

His obituary mentioned sons Chuck, Bill and Bob, daughters Louella Eliason and Geralding Valberg.

Louelle Darlene Richardson was born January 29, 1929 in Port Isabel, Texas to Everett P. Richardson and Katherine Ellis.

Robert E. Richardson, age 19, of Boring, Clackamas County, Oregon, born at Sterling, Colorado, married Geraldine J. Minyard, age 16, on February 24, 1953 in Clark County, Washington, with Mrs. Catherine Richardson as witness.
Geraldine Minyard was born in Merced County, California Dec 1, 1936, Mother's name Ritchey.
She was with parents Robert 35 35 born in Oklahoma. Winnie V. is 27 born in Oklahoma, with Nadine 15, Lillie Mae 10, Bobbi Jean 7, adn Gloria Dean 7 b orn in Oklahoma.

Her sister Nadine B. Minyard of Boring, Oregon, age 17, married Julian J. Grooms in Clark County, Washington October 6, 1941.
Nadine's mother was Ollie Harper born in Oklahoma. Julian 1919-1970 is buried in Willamette National, with Nadine Miller 1924-2002 # 36311891.

Robert Eugene, born December 20, 1933, died July 30, 1989 in Clackamas COunty, spouse "Jeri."

Jack Valberg 1944-2006 died in Boring, Clackamas County "In 1974, Jack married Geraldine "Jeri" Richardson. They divorced 23 years later."

Jeri Richardson married Boyd Crane on April 2, 1998, and he died in 2014. Her children were Michael Gene Richardson of Sandy, Richard Andrew of LaPine, Robert Perry of Sandy, possibly Tracee Hendricks of Oregon City, Dana of Sandy and Mitchell D. of Estacada.


In 1925 Atwood, Kansas, Ada Goodwin is 19, born in Decatur County, married to W.O. Goodwin 45 born in Kentucky.

In 1925, Ada, married to Otis Goodwin, had Dorothy Goodwin in Colby, Kansas.

Ada May (Ellis) Gage 1905-1992 is buried in Sterling, with William H. Gage 1903-1951.

Wendell Gleason, son of William Gleason and Ada Ellism, born about 1931, married Gail BUtler in Gillette, Wyoming April 11, 1953.
Wendell Duane Gleason - January 16, 1931-November 16, 2003 is buried in a family cemetery in Weston , Wyoming.
"Bud Gleason, age 72, died Sunday, November 16, 2003 at his home in Weston, Wyoming of natural causes. Bud was born January 16, 1931 to Ada (Ellis) and Bill Gleason in Sterling, Colorado. At eight years old, he moved to his Uncle John Gleasons ranch, also in Weston, Wyoming. When his father passed away, he attended school at Soda Wells through the eighth grade. His first teacher was Viola Wilson-Warlow. At the age of thirteen, he left home to work on a seismograph crew and spent time with his aunt Esther and Uncle Hank Brandt in Sterling, Colorado. At the age of fifteen, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan during the occupation. He received his high school diploma while in the service. Upon his discharge of the service, the winter of 1949, he went to work in Montana for Glen Russell. He worked on the Kenneth Riesland Ranch, Dick Moores ranch, Bob Wrights ranch, south of Gillette, and rough- necked in between jobs. In 1953, he married Gail Butler. He worked for Bill Moore. They returned to the family ranch in April of 1955, leasing it from his Aunt Eleanor Gleason and paid for it sixteen years later. Bud served on many boards including Tri-County Electric, Spring Creek Grazing Association as Range Manager for several years, and the Campbell County School Board. He was an avid rodeo fan, attending the National Finals Rodeo since 1985 with friends Dave and Norma Force. Bud loved to rope and competed in calf and team roping in his younger years. Buds business adventures included a partnership with several people in the building of the Towers West Lodge in 1983, the buying of the Holiday Plaza in 1985, and remodeling and buying the Holiday Inn franchise. These were sold in 2002. During this time, Bud also bought cattle for a buyer out of South Dakota to supplement the ranch income. At the same time, he also reseeded oil well locations for KG Construction. Also, Bud Contract pumped wells since the late 1960s. His main love was his family celebrating 50 years of marriage to his wife, Gail, on April 11, 2003. Spending most of his time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He loved the ranch and the cattle he and Gail strived to improve. He is survived by his wife, Gail of Weston, Wyoming, two sons: Bill of Gillette, and Burt and his wife Jody of Weston, Wyoming; two daughters: Denise Bradford and her husband Rick, and Wendy Bethea and her husband Bruce, both of Weston, Wyoming; grandchildren: Trina and Melvin Arneson, Shelby and Paul Wandler, Chad and Becky Bradford, Jake and Treasure Boller, Jack and Robin Boller, Cy and Sydnee Gleason, and Shawn Bethea; and eight great-grandchildren."

Lois Ann Gleason, born November 30, 1932 in Colorado to Ada Mae Gage and William Henry Gleason, was adopted as Lois Ann Lemley.


Son James is buried in Los Angeles # 65385883.
"After retiring from Transit Mix Concrete some thirty-plus years ago, he went home with Jesus in the early morning hours of February 1, 2011 after battling lung cancer and congestive heart failure. He was born in Sterling, Colorado February 13, 1930, and grew up in Pasadena, CA. After retirement, he and his wife (Marjorie Iwana Davenport) moved from Laguna Hills, CA to Grants Pass, Oregon, where they lived from 1990 to 2006 before coming back to California when health issues became too difficult. He is survived by three sisters, Darlene Pare, Catherine Mann and Mary Winslow; a wife of sixty-one years, Marjorie Ellis; two children, Verna Peacock and husband, Gil Peacock and Grant Ellis and wife Debbie Ellis; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Nagyhazy and Sandee Ulibarri; grandchildren: Mechele Rodriguez, Rebecca Baguley, Crystal Ellis, Nicole Ellis, Matthew Ellis, Tonya St. Amant, Mary Peacock, John Peacock; great-grandchildren: Tihana Rodriguez, Joselyn Baguley, Justina Rodriguez, Spencer Baguley, Kameron Baguley, Anthony Berringer, Nicholas St. Amant, Briana St. Amant, Zachary St. Amant; and one great-great-granchild: Damian Rodriguez-Sagastume. He was preceded in death by daughter, Teresa Ellis, sister Nancy Ellis, and both parents. "

Daughter Nancy Leah Ellis - July 3, 1936 - February 8, 1955 died in Los Angeles.

Etta Darlene married Clemont Wilson in 1952 in Nodaway County, Missouri, divorced in California in 1967, married Leo B. Pare in 1977 in Los Angeles.

In 1930 Sterling, Vera E. is 22, married to Bart J. Quillen, a laborer, 29 born in Nebraska. Fern J. 5 and Dale J. 2 were born in Kansas, Marion A. 1 in Colorado.
Jambe B. Quillen 1901-1930 is buried in Furnas County, Nebraska # 17025683.

In 1940 Furnas County, Vera is 32, now married to Orval L. Pettit, 25, a truck driver. Fern L. Quillen is 15, Dale J. 13, marion A. 11, and James B. 9.

Marion A. Quillen born Sept 29, 1928, died in Korea in service September 13, 1950, buried in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska.
82nd Antiaircraft Artillery AW Battalion

Tammy L. Todd, 36, of Stockton, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, from complication of diabetes. She was first diagnosed with diabetes back in 1999. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Tammy was born March 5, 1973 in Fort Bragg Medical Hospital in North Carolina to Rick Todd and Sheryl Cure.
Other survivors include grandson, Seth; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides.
She was preceded in death by her father, Rick Todd; sister, Pamela Jean; grandmothers, Doris Baran and Myrtle Todd; great grandmothers, Ms. Pettit of Hastings and Thelma Kensinger of Grand Island. Tammy loved to have fun. She liked to go bowling, fishing, camping and just having fun. Growing up she has lived in Nebraska, Colorado at Fort Cason Army Post, Wisconsin and Germany. She moved back to Nebraska in 1982 where she finished her schooling.
She will be missed deeply by those who loved her. She will be remembered for the person she was: a good mother, sister, daughter, grandmother. She loved her grandson deeply.

Fern Irene (Quillen) Hysell, wife of Ernest is buried in Hastings, Nebraska 19225-1996 # 157399454.
Hastings resident Fern Irene (Quillen) Hysell, 72, of 2002 W. Eighth St. died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at her home Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Second Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Allen J. Boeve officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 8-9:30 a.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. Mrs. Hysell was born May 22, 1924, to James B. and Vera (Ellis) Quillen in Oberlin, Kan. She graduated from Beaver City High School. She attended Hastings College for one year. On July 1, 1944, she married Ernest Hysell in Norton, Kan. They lived in Hastings, except from 1965-79 when they lived in Gardner, Kan. She was a homemaker. She was a active member of Second Presbyterian Church, VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Gold Star Sister. Survivors are her husband; one son, Ernest Richard Jr. of Hastings; one daughter, Irene Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Dale Quillen of Denver and James Barton Quillen III of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother. Memorials may be given to Second Presbyterian Church.

In 1954 Hastings, Nebraska, James B. Quillen is a typist for the USNAB, living with Doris T. at 731 Circle M. SP.

James Barton Quillen, age 36, son of James B. Quillen of Colorado and Doris Thelma Kensinger of Nebraska, married Dawn Michelle Donahue on August 23, 1988 in Goodland, Indiana.


In 1940 Weld County, Woodrow is 28, born in Colorado, with Virginia 17 born in Nebraska. They are living with Peter Hansen 33 and Margaret 23 both born in Nebraska - in-laws.

In 1930 Logan County, Colorado, Margaret 13 and Virginia 7 Huslander are with parents Matt 37 and Hazel 34 Huslander
Hazel Nellie Mae (North) Hulslander is buried in Chappell, Nebraska 1895-1987 # 130980762.
Hazel's obituary said that she was survived by five daughters - Margaret Phillips, Julie VanFleet and Betty Kroger of Sterling, Marjorie Norman of San Rafael, California, Virginia Kraft of Hacienda Heights, California, and an son Merritt Hulslander of Akron.

Julie Huslander Van Vleet 1930-2008 is buried in Leroy, Logan County, # 538223354.
"She is survived by her husband, Richard "R.D."; son, Andrew of Sterling; sister, Betty Kroeger of Sterling; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Van Vleet was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margret, Virginia and Marjorie; and brothers, Marvin and Merit."

Marjorie Martha (Hulslander) Norman is buried in Sterling 1918-2006 # 55880889, with Henry Howard Norman 191101993 # 45054672.

Woodrow Wilson Ellis, born at Brush February 28, 1913, registered for WWII in Sterling, with M.J. Hulslander as next of kin - father-in-law.

FindaGrave # 103722074 has Woodrow W. Ellis 1913-1998 buried in Thornton # 42949676, "garden of Victory Crypt"
Goldie M. Ellis 1914-1997 # 42949677 is also buried there.

Goldie was in Baca County, Colorado in 1930, 15, born in Oklahoma, with Lyman C. Platt 40 and Mamie V. 39. Esse V. is 19, Myrtle J. 11, Elmer C. 9, Ivy P. 7 and Lyman E. 1.
Lyman 1889-1977 is buried in Deer Trail, Colorado # 95774563, with Mamie C. 1890-1973 # 95774531.
Their daughter Essie V. Platt 1911-2009 is buried in Deer Trail # 45158541. "Platt, Essie V, 98, was called home by the Lord on Monday, November 30, 2009. She was born January 21, 1911 at Merrimac, Oklahoma, the daughter of Lyman and Mamie Platt. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Goldie Ellis. Essie received a BA from Friends University and MA from University of Colorado. She taught at Friends University for 44 years before retiring in 1976 where she served as Professor of English and Business.
Survivors include her brothers Elmer Platt of LaHabra, CA, Ellis Platt of Denver, CO; sisters, Myrtle Olmstead of Oshkosh, WI and Ivy Reynolds of Denver, CO; "

Myrtle J. Lynch 1918-2010 is buried in Hugoton, Kanss # 169372918, with Willaim Lynch 1917-1994 # 44148550.
She might have married Laurance H. Olmstead 1910-2012 buried in Benton County, Indiana # 165000063.

Goldie's sister Ivy Pearl (Platt) (Holmes) Reynolds 1922-2015 is also buried in Thornton, # 166933876.

There's another Woodrow W. Wilson buried in Thornton, 1919-2008, # 42949676, with Louise 1921-1976.

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