E. S. ELLIS, a well known citizen of Parsons, Labette county, Kansas, is president and general manager of the Parsons Natural Gas Company. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, but left his native county vvhen a small boy, - his parents having moved to Coldwater, Michigan, where, in the course of time, he engaged in the produce business. He was married in 1878, at Coldwater, and in 1879, went to West Superior, Wisconsin, and devoted himself to real estate and loan transactions with much success. He mainly followed that line of work until 1893, at various places. In 1881, he went to Fargo, North Dakota, and resided there three years. Later he moved to Lisbon, North Dakota, and while there served one term as judge of the probate court. In 1887, he returned to West Superior and resided there until 1893, when he moved west, to Oswego, Kansas, and became identified with the Deming Investment Company. Upon the organization of the Parsons Natural Gas Company, in 1897, Mr. Ellis became its president and manager and maintains an office in the city of Parsons.
In 1878, Mr. Ellis was united in marriage with Alice Kearney, of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, and they have the following children: Florence, Alice (Lamb), and Lewis. Politically, the subject of this sketch is a Republican. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M.; the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; the Ancient Order of United Workmen; and the Knights of the Maccabees. At Lisbon, North Dakota, he served in the city council and as clerk of the board of education.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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