Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 808 transcribed by Tanya Lewis, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on March 12, 2001.

Floyd Clinton Ellis

FLOYD CLINTON ELLIS. - Prominent among the younger generation of Kansas farmers is Floyd Cliton Ellis, who is a fine representative of the native-born citizens of Wyandotte county, his birth having occurred, March 8, 1877, near White Church.

His father, Asa Ellis, was born in Platte county, Missouri, in 1842. He served as a private in the Civil war, and soon after its close bought land in Wyandotte county, Kansas, where he has since been actively and profitably engaged in agricultural pursuits, having a well improved and finely appointed farm. He is a stanch Republican in politics, and a member of the Ancient, Free and Accepted Order of Masons. By his marriage twelve children were born, eight of whom are now living, as follows: Mary E., wife of W. F. Duncan, of Kansas; Lizzie, wife of W. D. Waldron, of Kansas; Frank M., a Kansas farmer; Flora, wife of G. O. Luther, of Great Bend, Kansas; Ella, wife of W. A. Scott; Floyd Clinton, the subject of this sketch; Asa, engaged in farming in Wyandotte county; and Manford R., engaged in the confectionery business at Piper.

Gleaning his early education in the district schools of Wyandotte county, Floyd Clinton Ellis obtained a good knowledge of agriculture on the home farm, which he has always assisted his father in managing and improving. In 1910 he was made postmaster at Piper, and is still holding the position. He is active and prominent in the social life of the community, and in politics is identified with the Republican party. Mr. Ellis belongs to numerous fraternal organizations, including the Order of Eagles; the Modern Woodmen of America; the Ancient Free and Accepted Order of Masons; the Order of the Eastern Star; and the Royal Neighbors.

Mr. Ellis married, in 1895, Josephine Kirby, of Wyandotte county. A few years later, on October 4, 1907, she passed to the higher life, leaving one child, Edna Ellis.

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