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Giles Vick Ellis (1892-1973)
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Born: 22 Apr 1892 Holladay, Benton County Tennessee. 1 2
Married: (1) Ethel E. Bond (1896-1967) the daughter of Robert Franklin Bond (1857-1906) and Sarah Elizabeth Blakeney (1864-1946) on 9 Oct 1915 . 3 1
Married: (2) Ethel May Bess (-) on 11 Apr 1970 in Stoddard County Missouri. 4
Died: 8 Jul 1973 .
Buried: Dexter Cemetery Stoddard County Missouri.
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William W. Ellis
17 May 1844-12 Nov 1927

Giles Vick Ellis
22 Apr 1892-8 Jul 1973
Married: 8 Nov 1865

Dolly Ann King
8 Nov 1846-Apr 1901

Spouse and Children

      Ethel E. Bond

       Ethel May Bess

Brothers and Sisters


DEXTER - Giles Vick Ellis, 81, died Sunday at his home. H e was born April 21, 1892 at Holiday, Tenn. His first wife , Ethel Bond Ellis, died Aug. 10, 1967. On April 11, 1970 , he married Ethel Bess, who survives. Also surviving are f ive daughters, Mary Lewis of Dexter, Sally King and Ila Ell is of Essex, Madelle Johnson of Corning, Ark., Jenelle Grig gs of Wayne, Mich., and Odessa Downing of St. Louis; five s ons, R. K. Ellis of Dexter, Wilbur Ellis of Harrisburg, Ill ., Marion Ellis of Enfield, Ill., Elmer Ellis of Huntingdon , Tenn., and Loyce Ellis of West Frankfort, Ill.; one steps on, Roy Bess of St. Louis; two stepdaughters, Violet Scowde n of Columbia City, Ind., and Lucille Krackameyer of Atlant a, Ga.; and 29 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. F riends may call after 3 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Fune ral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled at 1 p.m. T uesday. The Revs. H. Worth and Lawrence Taylor will officia te. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery.5


  1. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census Civil District 2, Benton, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1728; Page: 7B; Enumer
  2. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Card
  3. The Daily Standard (Sikeston, Missouri) Fri, Aug 11, 1967 Page 12
  4. Ancestry.com. Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002
  5. The Daily Standard, 09 Jul 1973, Mon, Page 12

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