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Frederick Albert Ellis (1870–1927)

On Monday morning Mr. Frederick Albert Ellis passed away at his home, Young street, Wayville. He was well known as the manager of Covent Garden Restaurant, King William street, and his happy personality endeared him to a large circle of friends. Mr. Ellis was born at Meadows 57 years ago, his father, Mr. William Ellis, being a general storekeeper there. He was educated at the Meadows School, and afterwards set out on a very varied life. He began his business experiences in a drapery store at Port Adelaide, and after a few years as an apprentice, he opened a grocery store in Adelaide, several branches being established in the suburbs. He sold his interest in that business, however, and for two years was employed at the Port Pirie Smelters.

On returning to Adelaide, Mr. Ellis linked up with the late Mr. Edwin Ellis, who founded the firm of Ellis Cafes, Limited. He took up the position of manager of the Covent Garden Restaurant, and has been the guiding hand of that successful restaurant for 20 years, during which it has grown tremendously. His geniality and cheerful disposition toward his patrons and staff made him very popular and widely esteemed throughout the State. Owing to illness, Mr. Ellis had been unable to attend to his duties at the restaurant for the last four months. He was always willing to help any charitable or worthy object, and his demise will mean a big loss to many.

The surviving family consists of a widow and son (Mr. Albert Ellis) and two daughters (Mesdames E. Rugless, Glenelg; and L. Stidson, Port Lincoln).

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'Ellis, Frederick Albert (1870–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 June 2024.

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