Ellis, Robert 1a 2

Birth Name Ellis, Robert
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 8 months, 10 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth May 14, 1832 New Bideford Lot 12, Prince Edward Island PEI baptismal Index
 
Death January 24, 1914 O'Leary, Prince Edward Island obit says Jan 23 1914; gravestone says 1912 at age 84; another sources says January 24, 1913
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ellis, James
Mother Ramsay, Jane
    Sister     Ellis, Agnes
    Sister     Ellis, Mary Ann
    Brother     Ellis, John
    Sister     Ellis, Mary Ann
         Ellis, Robert
    Sister     Ellis, Margaret
    Sister     Ellis, Jane
 
Father Ellis, James
Stepmother McArthur, Marion
    Half-sister     Ellis, Hannah Penrose
    Half-brother     Ellis, Henry
    Half-sister     Ellis, Ellen
    Half-brother     Ellis, William
    Half-sister     Ellis, Sarah
    Half-brother     Ellis, James Henry (Harry)
    Half-brother     Ellis, George
    Half-brother     Ellis, Cornelius Edmund
    Half-brother     Ellis, Thomas Birch

Families

    Family of Ellis, Robert and Rayner, Harriet Elizabeth
Married Wife Rayner, Harriet Elizabeth
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage March 25, 1862 St. Eleanors, Prince Edward Island witnesses Catherine Burrows and Stephen McNeill
 
  Children
  1. Ellis, Robert Heber
  2. Ellis, Sarah Jane
  3. Ellis, Harriet Eliza
  4. Ellis, Hugh Allison
  5. Ellis, Lucinda May
  6. Ellis, Agnes Lorena
  7. Ellis, Drucie Mary
  8. Ellis, James Abram Garfield
    Family of Ellis, Robert and Waite, Anne Maria
Married Wife Waite, Anne Maria
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage May 8, 1885 Prince Edward Island, Canada George Waite was a witness
 
  Children
  1. Ellis, Lorina May (Irene or Rene)
  2. Ellis, George Washington
  3. Ellis, Harry Williams
  4. Ellis, Jessie
  5. Ellis, Robert B.
  6. Ellis, Ellen Nellie

Narrative

The Islander – Apr 4, 1862 Married. At St. Eleanor’s, on the 24th ult., by Archdeacon Read, D.D., Mr. Robert Ellis, of Springfield, Lot 7, to Miss Harriet Rayner, of Township 19.

Children in the PEI Baptismal Index for Robert and Harriet were: Robert Heber (1866); Sarah Jane (1868); Eliza Harriet (1870); Hugh (1872).

At least two daughters died young died young, or diphtheria - Lorono and Eliza. Summerside Journal 1 April 1880, page 3, col. 2, from PEI Ancestry.

In the 1881 census, Robert and Harriet were in Lot 6 with Robert H (14), Hugh (9), Lucinda (7) and Drucie (2). Sarah is also assumed to have died before 1881, because of this census record and the number of daughters who survived Harriet.

Harriet died in 1884, leaving two daughters and three sons. Robert married again, to Annie Waite.

In 1891, Robert (56) and Annie (52) were living with Hugh A. (17), Drucie (12) Garfield 8, Lorena 5, George 3 and Harry, 2. Robert and Annie were living with Lorena, George, Harry, Jessie, Robert and Nelly in 1901.

Robert's gravestone says 1912, but a transcription of his obituary was dated 1914. The marriage notice for his daughter Jessie's marriage in 1913 said daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Ellis of O'Leary.

Information taken from Past and Present of PEI, biography of Robert Ellis and other sources.

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative

James' son, B. Robert Ellis, Sr., was born at Bideford, Prince Edward Island. In 1876 he moved to O'Leary and in 1903 became postmaster and magistrate. He purchased four hundred acres of land which constituted the southern half of the village of O'Leary. His first wife was Harriet Raynor of O'Leary and his second was Annie Waite, also of O'Leary. From these two unions, eleven children were born. B. Robert gave four of his sons one hundred acres of land each to start them off.

B. Robert Ellis had by his first wife Harriet Raynor, a son (from the dates, his mother was probably Annie), Garfield. He was born in O'Leary and graduated from the Canadian College of Pharmacy. He set up a drugstore in his cousin's (L. Robert) store. Later he moved to Montague and formed the Ellis Pharmacy Limited which he ran for ten years and set up a branch drugstore in O'Leary. He married Pansy MacFarlane and later moved to Washington , U.S.A., where he established a drug business. His older brother, Allison (aged 20), had drugstores in Montague, Charlottetown, and then Lashburn, Saskatchewan.

Thomas, James' son, was also a prominent businessman. He was born in Bideford, P.E.I., and conducted a shoe factory in O'Leary where he made shoes to order. Only the well-to-do people of could afford them. When the products of large factories began to come into the province, he sold his equipment and moved to Quincy, Massachusetts, where he retailed shoes, supplied to him by a factory at Brockton.

Threads of the Past

Pedigree

  1. Ellis, James
    1. Ramsay, Jane
      1. Ellis, Agnes
      2. Ellis, Mary Ann
      3. Ellis, John
      4. Ellis, Mary Ann
      5. Ellis, Robert
        1. Rayner, Harriet Elizabeth
          1. Ellis, Robert Heber
          2. Ellis, Sarah Jane
          3. Ellis, Harriet Eliza
          4. Ellis, Hugh Allison
          5. Ellis, Lucinda May
          6. Ellis, Agnes Lorena
          7. Ellis, Drucie Mary
          8. Ellis, James Abram Garfield
        2. Waite, Anne Maria
          1. Ellis, Lorina May (Irene or Rene)
          2. Ellis, George Washington
          3. Ellis, Harry Williams
          4. Ellis, Jessie
          5. Ellis, Robert B.
          6. Ellis, Ellen Nellie
      6. Ellis, Margaret
      7. Ellis, Jane

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. Prince Edward Island. Public Archives and Records Office: PEI Baptismal Index