Miami Union

September 8, 1910 

ELLIS, FRANKLIN - The sudden death of Franklin Ellis at his home on Franklin street Tuesday evening was a great shock to the entire community where he was so well known and highly respected.  While he had been a sufferer for many years he had managed to lead an active life up until almost the time of his death.  A stroke of apoplexy coming during a short absence of his wife from the living room caused instant death.  Mr. Ellis was born July 5, 1853, in Philadelphia.  In 1874 he came to Troy and November 19 of that year was united in marriage with Miss Luella Wagner.  He is survived by his wife and five children, Mrs. Harry Sugru of Saginaw, Mich., Franklin Ellis Jr., and William H. Ellis of Chicago, Miss Hattie W. Ellis and Clifford Ellis of Troy.  Mr. Ellis was at one time in the tailoring business but of late has been in the insurance business.  He was very prominent in secret orders and had held high offices in the I. O. O. F. and Masons and was past grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of Ohio.  He was an excellent speaker and was often in demand for addresses  Always interested in Troy he served the city as a member of council.  He was a genial, friendly gentleman who will be greatly missed.  The funeral will be held in the Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. W. H. Wehrly in charge.  The I. O. O. F. and other organizations will participate.

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