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Ellis, Charles (1851–1926)

Mr. Charles Ellis, of Lockleys, who died on Thursday, was an old and highly respected resident of the district. He was the second son of Mr. George Ellis, of Meadows, where the name of Ellis has been well known since the early days of the State. In 1872 he married the eldest daughter of Mr. William Howlett, of Woodchester. He then removed to Moonta for a time, from which place in 1875 he set out with his eldest son, then only a boy, to drive to Carisbrook, in Victoria, with a horse and cart. His next move was to Gippsland, whither he went with his brother-in-law, Mr. C. W. Howlett, where they took up adjoining selections near Trafalgar. They cleared the land and farmed it for 30 years. Mrs. Ellis died there in 1895. Mr. Ellis also lived at Korumburra, Victoria. He came to Adelaide in 1906, and resided at Clarence Park for a short time, removing to Lockleys, where he had resided ever since dairy-farming. He married a second time a daughter of Mr. William Davies, of Castlemaine, of Victoria. By the first marriage there was four sons (Messrs. Reuben Ellis, Melbourne; Charles Ellis, Herbert Ellis, and Edgar Ellis all of Deniliquin) and two daughters, Miss Nellie Ellis, of Deniliquin, and Mrs. H. Smith of Savernake (New South Wales). Of the second marriage there are two daughters, Misses Alma and Gwenda Ellis of Lockleys. The late Mr Edwin Ellis, the well-known caterer, was a brother. Mr. Ellis was one of the foundation members of the Lockleys Methodist Church, and was a trustee of the church for eleven years. He was of a kindly disposition, and always ready to help others.

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'Ellis, Charles (1851–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/ellis-charles-13609/text24358, accessed 21 October 2019.

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