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Leroy Ellis
Male 1881 - 1948

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  • Birth  16 Jan 1881  Thornton, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  Oct 1948  Original Section, Block 29, Lot 2/Washington Memorial Gardens, 701 Ridge Road, Homewood, Cook County, Illinois 60430 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  09 Oct 1948  Thornton, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1014  Ellis-Pagoria Family Tree
    Last Modified  23 Dec 2012 
     
    Father  George Hiram Ellis,   b. 12 Apr 1857, Homewood, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1920, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Emma Ann Baldwin,   b. 11 Feb 1858, Homewood, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1919, Certificate # 0032220/Harvey, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Dec 1877  Thornton, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F452  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Carrie Genevieve Bell,   b. 28 Jun 1884, Watertown, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1961, Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1904  Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Virgil Irene Ellis,   b. 08 Apr 1905, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968
     2. Cecil Lyman Oliver Ellis,   b. 03 Mar 1907, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1975, Myrtle Beach, Horry, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Audrey Maxine Ellis,   b. 05 Aug 1908, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1990, Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Russel Leroy Ellis,   b. 03 Apr 1912, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1917, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Bessie Rae Ellis,   b. 08 Aug 1915, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 2000, Coleman, Midland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Russel Ray Ellis,   b. 08 Dec 1917, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1982, Thornton, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Geraldine F. Ellis,   b. Oct 1919, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Paul Gordon Ellis,   b. 16 Jun 1921, Harvey, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 2009, Thornton, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F394  Group Sheet
     
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  • Notes 
    • Audrey Maxine Ellis' Father

      Leroy Ellis was born on January 16, 1881 in Homewood, Cook, Illinois to George Hiram (1857-1920) and Emma Ann Baldwin (1858-1919) Ellis. George and his family farmed in Bloom Township in the 1880's.

      By 1900, the family was now farming in Thornton township, and the family had grown to six children, George Nathan age 21, Leroy age 19, Lillian Estelle age 17, Joel Lyman age 15, William "Willie" Alfred age 12 and Lydia Matilda age 8.

      Carrie and Leroy Ellis were married in 1904 in Harvey, Cook, Illinois. Carrie's father, John, died sometime before 1910 as evidenced by the fact that his wife in 1910 was living with her father, William Howell Beal, whose wife Maria Elizabeth Yount had died in March of 1910 and Maria Soule, the daughter of Frederick (1865-1900) and Maria Gwendolen Beal (1867-1894) Soule. The latter was Lillian Inez Beal's sister and Carrie's aunt. They were living at 106 Yenter(?) Avenue in Burnham.

      Carrie and Leroy were living with their family at 15227 Turlington Avenue in Harvey, Cook, Illinois which included Vergil age 5, Cedil age 3 and Audrey almost 2 years old. Leroy's occupation was a craneman operating a steam shovel at the Thornton Quarry. Living next door at 15223 Turlington Avenue was Leroy's father George and his family.

      By 1920, the family had moved into a rented house on Thornton Homewood Road inThornton Township. Several more children had joined the family. Russell Ray was born in 1912, Bessie Rae was born in 1915, Russell Leroy was born in 1917 and Gerladine F. was born in 1919. Unfortunately, Russell Ray died in 1917 while Carrie was pregnant and when the child turned out to be a boy, was named Russell Leroy after the recently deceased sibling. Leroy Ellis continued working at the Thornton Quarry as a Steam Shovel operator.

      According to Constance, Leroy had a drinking problem. Carrie and Leroy had separated probably in 1927 or 1928 with Leroy moving in with Sam & Audrey Pagoria at 139 16th St. in Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois. Carrie had taken the three youngest children Bessie, Russell and Paul and moved to Elkland township in Michigan where she rented and lived on a farm with an uncle, Jacob W. Spencer whose wife was Carrie's aunt (her mother's sister), who had died in 1927 . Leroy and Carrie subsequently divorced and she remarried a man named Greenleaf in1935, whom she subsequently divorced. Finally, she married a man named Gleason and they moved to Michigan, where he subsequently hung himself.

      By 1942, Leroy was living with his son Russell at the corner of Eleanor and Williams Streets in Thornton, Cook, Illinois. He was still working at the Thornton Quarry at 61 years of age. On Octoer 9, 1948, Leroy passed away, and was buried at the Washington Memorial Gardens in the Ellis family plot.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S5] 1910 U.S. Census, Illinois, Cook, Thornton Township, 13th Census Schedule; Online Images, Harvey Ward 2, Cook County, Illinois, Roll T624-241, page 16B Enumeration District 119, Image 213. Enumerated May 11, 1910 by Frederick W. Drogula. Dwelling number 240, Family number 345. 15227 Tarlington Avenue, Harvey, Illinois..

    2. [S6] 1930 U.S. Census, Illinois, Cook, Bloom Township, 15th Census Schedule; Online Images, 4th Ward, Chicago Heights, Bloom Township, Cook County, Illinois, Roll 414, page 5A, Enumeration District 16-2020, Image 776.0. Dwelling Number 47, Family Number 67, 139 16th Street.

    3. [S8] "World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918", Registration Cook County, Illinois. Roll 1613168, Draft Board #8. Date of Registration September 12, 1918. Occupation listed as Steam Shovel Engineer. Nearest relative was wife, Carrie G. Ellis at 15227 Tarlington, Harvey. Birth Date listed as January 16, 1881..

    4. [S9] "World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942", Roll 30955_165773, Thornton, Illinois Board. Current Address listed as Eleanor and William St., Thornton, Cook County, Illinois. Living with Russell Ellis (son). Working at the Thornton Quarry, Thornton, Illinois..

    5. [S10] 1920 U.S. Census, Illinois, Cook, Thornton, 14th Census Schedule; Online Images, Cook County, Illinois, Roll 31109_4300527, page 1A Enumeration District 211, Image 357. Enumerated January 2, 1920 by . Dwelling number 2, Family number 2. Thornton-Homewood Road, Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois..

    6. [S12] 1900 U.S. Census, Illinois, Cook, Bloom , 12th Census Schedule; Online Images, Bloom Township, Cook County, Illinois, Roll T623_294, page 2B Enumeration District 1190. Enumerated June 5, 1900 . Dwelling number 33, Family number 34..