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Hon. John I. Ellis Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

Hon. John I. Ellis Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • Hon. John I. Ellis, an intelligent and enterprising young citizen of Bollinger County, Mo., is a son of James K.P. and Margaret (Sample) Ellis.

    James K.P. Ellis was born in Hawkins County, Tenn., and received a liberal education in the subscription schools.

    His wife is a native of Greene County, Tenn.
    After his marriage, Mr. Ellis located in his native county, but in 1865 purchased a farm in Bollinger County, Mo., to which he removed his family.

    They are the parents of seven children, viz.: William, John I., James F., George F., Mary E., S.E. and Ida M. John I was born in Hawkins County, Tenn., and being but four years of age when his parents moved to Missouri, has been reared in Bollinger County.

    His education, which was begun in the public schools, was finished at the Carleton Institute, Farmington, Mo.

    In 1886, after finishing his literary education, he began the study of law, which he has since abandoned and chosen the profession of medicine; and accordingly has attended two courses of lectures at the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    In politics he is thoroughly Democratic, and cast his first vote for Hancock.

    In 1886 he was elected Representative to the Legislature from Bollinger. [p. 827]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p. 827]
Contributed by Joe Crim

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