Ellis, George

Birth Name Ellis, George
Gender male
Age at Death 59 years, 10 months, 17 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth February 8, 1850 Lot 12, Prince Edward Island, Canada most likely the son of James Ellis and Marion McArthur  
Death December 25, 1909 Boston, Massachusetts Mass. Deaths  
Emigration 1871      
Occupation 1900   carpenter  
Baptism August 11, 1850 St. James Anglican, Port Hill, Prince Edward Island date of birth not filled in, father James was a shipbuilder and farmer  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ellis, Jamesabout 1801February 27, 1884
Mother McArthur, Marion1809August 29, 1905
    Sister     Ellis, Hannah Penrose May 12, 1839 April 17, 1912
    Brother     Ellis, Henry August 1841 before 1846
    Sister     Ellis, Ellen December 7, 1842 before 1905
    Brother     Ellis, William December 5, 1843 May 3, 1908
    Sister     Ellis, Sarah May 4, 1844 July 26, 1912
    Brother     Ellis, James Henry Harry February 22, 1846 November 10, 1904
         Ellis, George February 8, 1850 December 25, 1909
    Brother     Ellis, Cornelius Edmund February 13, 1852 February 25, 1909
    Brother     Ellis, Thomas Birch July 20, 1854 1933


    Family of Ellis, George and Matthews, Margaret
Married Wife Matthews, Margaret ( * February 12, 1857 + December 17, 1887 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 1, 1874 Massachusetts, United States Mass. Marriages  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ellis, Percy WilliamJanuary 16, 1875June 24, 1904
Ellis, Agnes EdnaSeptember 28, 18771964
Ellis, Elizabeth Marion BessieMarch 15, 1880November 26, 1916
Ellis, Arthur JamesDecember 18, 1883November 28, 1964
    Family of Ellis, George and Hurst, Jerusha
Married Wife Hurst, Jerusha ( * + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 6, 1888 Boston, Massachusetts Mass. Marriages  


George Ellis, son of James Ellis (born England) and Marian/Marianne McArthur (born PEI) was baptized in Port Hill in 1850, no date of birth given.

Although some family trees say his wife's name was Margaret McArthur, most records say she was Margaret Matthews. This might be because of a typo in the History of the Ellis Family.

On 1 Jul 1874, in Boston, Massachusetts George Ellis age 24 and son of James and Mary married Margaret A. Matthews, 20, daughter of James and Elizabeth. It was the first marriage for both the bride and groom, who gave their place of birth as Prince Edward Island. George was a ship carpenter.

In the 1880 US census, George Ellis was 29 and head of household. He was a ship carpenter, born in 1851 in Canada. His father was born in England and his mother in Canada. He was living with his wife Maggie A., also born in Canada, age 24. They had three children, all born in Massachusetts: Percy W. Ellis (age 5), Agnes E. Ellis (age 3), and Bessie M. (age 0).

Children in Massachusetts Births for George and Margaret were: William Percy Ellis (16 January 1875), Agnes Edna Ellis (b. 28 Sep 1877); Elizabeth Marion Ellis (15 March 1880), and Arthur James (18 Dec 1883). George's occupation on records for William Percy, Elizabeth Marion and Arthur James was ship carpenter, and both parents were born on PEI.

Margaret died in 1887.

George Ellis, age 38, married a widow, Jerusha Mckenzie (age 34) on 6 Dec 1888 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. His parents were James and Marion; hers were Ira and Mary Hurst.

In 1900, George and Jerusha were living in Watertown town (northeast part), Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. they had been married for 12 years. Jerusha had had 5 children, 3 living. Also in the household were Elizabeth (20), and Arthur Ellis (age 13, but born in 1883); Mabel Mckenzie (age 19), and four boarders, one of whom was Henry Ambrose (age 25, b. Canada). George was a carpenter. Son Percy Ellis was living with his aunt Christie Matthews in 1900.

George died in Boston on December 25 1909 of pneumonia. He was 59. His parent's names were James Ellis and Mary McCarthey on his death certificate. He had been born in Biddeford, PEI and his occupation had been bridge builder.

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9TL-BNP : accessed 29 Jan 2013), Jerusha Ellis in household of George Ellis, ED 989 Watertown town (northeast part), Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 50, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240667.

Citing this Record "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHLL-W2D : accessed 29 Jan 2013), George Ellis and Jerusha Mckenzie, 06 Dec 1888; citing reference 156, FHL microfilm 818083.

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHXX-Z53 : accessed 20 Nov 2012), George Ellis, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 44D, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0552.
"Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N44Q-WT7 : accessed 01 May 2013), George Ellis and Margaret A. Matthews, 1874.





  1. Ellis, James
    1. McArthur, Marion
      1. Ellis, Hannah Penrose
      2. Ellis, Henry
      3. Ellis, Ellen
      4. Ellis, William
      5. Ellis, Sarah
      6. Ellis, James Henry Harry
      7. Ellis, George
        1. Matthews, Margaret
          1. Ellis, Percy William
          2. Ellis, Agnes Edna
          3. Ellis, Elizabeth Marion Bessie
          4. Ellis, Arthur James
        2. Hurst, Jerusha
      8. Ellis, Cornelius Edmund
      9. Ellis, Thomas Birch