Ramsay, John Ellis

Birth Name Ramsay, John Ellis
Gender male
Age at Death 97 years, 6 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1861 Lot 11, Prince Edward Island 18 Aug 1870 on his death record
Death January 7, 1958 California, United States assumption


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Thomas
Mother Ellis, Hannah Penrose
    Sister     Ramsay, Millicent
    Sister     Ramsay, Hannah Penrose
    Sister     Ramsay, Virginia
         Ramsay, John Ellis
    Brother     Ramsay, Malcolm
    Sister     Ramsay, Clarissa
    Sister     Ramsay, Elizabeth
    Sister     Ramsay, Beatrice Elsie


    Family of Ramsay, John Ellis and Kelly, Clara E.
Married Wife Kelly, Clara E.
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage April 2, 1891 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
    Family of Ramsay, John Ellis and Wilson, Minnie
Married Wife Wilson, Minnie
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage November 20, 1909 California, United States  
    Family of Ramsay, John Ellis and Perry, Ollie Olive Jane
Married Wife Perry, Ollie Olive Jane


John Ellis Ramsay's entry in the 1891 census, Lot 11, says he was married - he was age 20, living with his parents, and 15 year old Clara was their daughter-in-law.

Groom's Name John E Ramsay
Groom's Residence Lot 11
Groom's Status Bachelor
Bride's Name Clara E Kelly
Bride's Residence Lot 11
Bride's Status Spinster
Date of Marriage License or Bond 31 March 1891
Date of Marriage Ceremony 2 April 1891
Officiant's Name Henry Harper
Source RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1891

His wife was Minnie in 1910 - they were living in Bakersfield, California and had been married for two years. Records for their daughter Ethel say that her mother was a Wilson. On the marriage record for Minnie and John, it was, they said, the first marriage for both of them.

At age 70, he visited the Island, giving his sister Beatrice Elsie and his daughter Mrs. Ethel Cowble as his contacts.

Name John Ellis Ramsey
Event Type Death
Event Date 07 Jan 1958
Event Place Kern, California, United States
Birth Date 18 Aug 1870
Birthplace Canada
Father's Name Ramsey
Mother's Name Ellis
Citing this Record "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPZN-59G : 26 November 2014), Ramsey in entry for John Ellis Ramsey, 07 Jan 1958; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

Along the North Shore by J. Clinton Morrison says he married Verna Campbell and Olive.

Name J E Ramsey
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 5, Bakersfield, Judicial Township 6, Kern, California, United States
Sex Male
Age 69
Marital Status Married
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace Canada
Birth Year (Estimated) 1871
Last Place of Residence Same Place
J E Ramsey Head M 69 Canada
Ollie G Ramsey Wife F 68 California
Ned Conners Lodger M 27 Oregon
Citing this Record "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9QB-KLH : accessed 11 June 2018), J E Ramsey, Ward 5, Bakersfield, Judicial Township 6, Kern, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-26, sheet 4A, line 22, family 78, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 212.



  1. Ramsay, Thomas
    1. Ellis, Hannah Penrose
      1. Ramsay, Millicent
      2. Ramsay, Virginia
      3. Ramsay, Hannah Penrose
      4. Ramsay, John Ellis
        1. Kelly, Clara E.
        2. Wilson, Minnie
        3. Perry, Ollie Olive Jane
      5. Ramsay, Malcolm
      6. Ramsay, Clarissa
      7. Ramsay, Elizabeth
      8. Ramsay, Beatrice Elsie