Ellis Bible

Transcribed and Submitted
Charles Ellis
© 1998

Notes: This is from my great grandfather's Bible. In possession of Rena Manning of Memphis, TN (Mother of Charles W. Ellis III).

On front page, inscribed in pencil:
Mr. Charles W. Ellis
Jan 8, 1904

Pasted inside front cover: 3 clippings:
Death of Mrs. Campbell
     Died at her home in East Nashville of typhoid fever, November 20, Mrs. Emma Campbell, wife of C. B. Campbell, and daughter of William and E.J. Hadley. She was twenty-three years of age, she leaves two children, the oldest two years of age and the youngest six months. She was united with the Christian church at Bush's Chapel, Sumner county, Tenn., in 1880. and lived a devoted Christian until death. She was laid to rest in the old family burying ground. 1891

An Infant Passes Away
     Posey, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Hadley, passed away last Friday at the age of 22 months. The burial took place Saturday at the old Hadley burying ground on the Dobbins pike, a large number of friends of the bereaved parents assembling at the grave.

Mrs. Jane Ellis, one of this County's
Oldest Women, Passed Away
Thursday Morning
     The Dobbins pike community this week lost one of it's oldest and most beloved women, Mrs. Jane Ellis passing away Thursday morning at the advanced age of eighty-four years. The deceased had been an invalid for ten years, and for the last few months her death had been almost daily expected.
     The deceased came of Irish parentage, but was herself born in North Carolina. She was the mother of a large family of children, of whom eight are now living, they being Thos. S., William, John and C. W. of this county and James Ellis of Pulaski, and three daughters, Miss Sallie Ellis and Mrs. R. M. Jones and Mrs. Cynthia Lawrence. The deceased was a woman of lovable disposition and sweetness of character, those knowing her admiring and loving her for her womanly worth. Her remains were intered [sic] at Gallatin Cemetery yesterday afternoon Rev. J. W. Hanner conducting the services.

Loose clippings
Brown - Ellis
Special to the Banner.
     Gallatin, Tenn., August 22 - The marriage of Miss Eunice Edna Ellis and Mr. Ervin A. Brown of Birmingham, Ala., was quietly solemnized by Elder J. C. McQuiddy of Nashville at the home of the bride near Hendersonville, Tenn., yesterday afternoon. The ceremony was witnessed by a limited number of relatives and near friends. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Ellis and possesses a bright, attractive personality which has won for her a host of friends. The groom is well known and established in the business world, he being connected with the business firm of Brown, Stone & Calvin. The couple left for an extended trip.

Wm. L. Hadley Killed by
Train Near Pilot Knob
Nov 27, 1941
     Wm. L. Hadley, retired farmer and citizen of Gallatin, was found dead near the Louisville and Nashville railroad tracks, about a mile south of the Pilot Knob station early Sunday morning. The engineer of the L.&N. northbound freight No. 38 discovered a man lying on the right-of-way and reported the incident to the section foreman, Wheeler, a Pilot Knob. Mr. Wheeler notified Mr. Watkins, Track Superintendent, at Gallatin. Officers were notified and L. C. Guild, R. G. Guthrie and George Harrison were sent to investigate. The officers decided the evidence of death by a train was so evident that an inquest was not held. It was evident Mr. Hadley was killed by a northbound train.
     Mr. Hadley left his home on North Water Street late Saturday afternoon, about 3 o'clock, to go to the grocery. He was seen by various people in sections of the city and last seen about 5 o'clock between Young's Store and the Ice Plant. Evidently he walked down the railroad tracks to Pilot Knob.
     The deceased was 85 years of age and was the son of Wm. Hadley, who lived near Fountain Head. The deceased lived near South Tunnel until he purchased a farm near Pilot Knob several years ago. He later moved to Gallatin and lived on West Main Street until he moved to his present residence. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were held at Alexander Funeral Home on West Main Street, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Arthur Rutledge, Sr. Burial was in the Gallatin Cemetery.
     He is survived by his wife; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Campsey of Fountain Head; and a brother, Hart Hadley, of San Antonio, Texas.

Between Old and New Testaments:
Family Record
Charlie W. Ellis and
Mary Clair Hadley was
Married 24th of November 1886

Ervin Adam Brown
+ Eunice Edna Ellis
daughter of CW + Mary C
Ellis was married Aug 21st

Eunice Edna Ellis daughter of
Charlie W and Mary Clair Ellis
Was born June the 28th 1888

John William Ellis
Son of Charlie W + Mary
Clair Ellis was born
May 5th 1891

Early Andrew Ellis
Son of Charlie W + Mary
Clair Ellis was born
March 24th 1895

Charlie Wren Ellis
Son of CW + Mary Clair
Ellis was born Oct 8th

Robert Roy Ellis
Son of CW + Mary Clair
Ellis was born March 27th

Mary C. Ellis, wife
Of Chas W. Ellis died
August 20th 1913
Age 48 years 2 months

Charlie Woodson Ellis
July 16, 1934 age 76 yrs.

Pinned to the frontis page of NT.
Mrs. Ellis Dead
     Mrs. Ellis, mother of Mrs. E. A. Brown, died Wednesday at the family residence on Thirty-Sixth Avenue. She is survived by a husband, three sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon. Interment will follow at Elmwood.

Loose clippings:
The Birmingham News
Pretty Bride of Season
Mrs. Lemuel H. Strength
     Before her marriage which was a recent event, Mrs. Strength was Miss Mary Frances Brown. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin A. Brown. Mrs. F. Cheek Poisoned Bride of Few Days Swallows Poison By Mistake, it Is Alleged. Special Dispatch to The American. Columbia, Tenn., June 27. - Mrs. Felix Cheek, nee Mabel Claire Ellis, aged 22, who was married in Nashville last Wednesday, died here at 3:30 o'clock this morning, from poison.
     Mrs. Cheek and her husband were en route to Columbia when she asked for a drink of water. The water was brought by Mr. Cheek, and she was seen to put something in the glass. In a moment she cried out that she believed she was poisoned. As soon as the train arrived here she was conveyed to a hotel, but died, despite the hard work of several physicians.
     Mrs. Cheek made the following statement soon after she reached this city:
     "When I left home I thought I had got a bottle of tonic I had been taking and slipped it into my satchel. We had the house disinfected in the spring and had used a mixture of carbolic acid, arsenic, etc., which was very poisonous, and in reaching for my bottle I got this one and did not know it. I never knew it until I swallowed the stuff, and could not tell what it was I had taken, for I became unconscious. I never had any intention of committing suicide. I was perfectly happy in my marriage, and wanted so bad to live."

Pasted in back cover
     On last Wednesday evening, Charles W. Ellis was united in marriage to Miss Mary Hadley at the residence of Rev, W. A. Haynes, that gentleman performing the ceremony. Miss Hadley is a beautiful young lady, possessing those womanly qualities that make her a superior woman and will fit her for a lovable wife.
     Mr. Ellis is an energetic and industrious young man and has the good will and respect of all who know him.
     We congratulate this young couple upon the consummation of their fondest hopes.

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