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ELLIS COUNTY CAPITAL, ARNETT, OKLAHOMA
Friday, June 23, 1950
ELLIS COUNTY'S NAMESAKE DIED AT HAYWARD

Albert H. Ellis, 88, namesake of Ellis county, Oklahoma died Sunday at his home in Hayward where funeral rites were held and interment made on Wednesday afternnoon. Born in Indiana he made the run into the Cherokee Strip in 1893, staking a claim near the present town of Marshall. He was a member of the fourth territorial legislature. Was second vice-president of the state constitutional convention in1906, and was speaker pro tem of the first state legislature; and held a number of appointive political jobs.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Butts, Covington; two sons, Newala, Covington and Vaughn of Hayward; and a brother Andrew J. Ellis, Fairfield, Indiana.


Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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