Edwin Ellis, M.D.

Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. p. 70

EDWIN ELLIS, M.D., Ashland, was born in Oxford Co., Me., May 24, 1824; commenced his education at Farmington Academy, afterward attending Colby University, in Waterville, about 1841 and 1842; went to Bowdoin College, taking final course of lectures in the University of the city of New York. He then returned to Farmington, Me. where he entered on his practice, remaining there till 1854, when he moved to St. Paul, Minn., and in February, 1855, moved to Ashland and squatted on his present location. He went to Dubuque, and getting the survey ordered, came back and took up his land, and proceeded to settle the section, and had some thirty families here when the panic of 1857 came. One after the other left, until 1862, he, too, went away, and took the Indian boarding school on Bad River, where he staid till 1866. He then went to Ontonagon, Mich., and opened a drug store, and practiced till 1873, when he returned to Ashland, having granted half of his property to the railroad company, the other part being what now constitutes Ellis's Addition to Ashland. He is engaged in his profession and has a drug store. He erected his dwelling in 1873. In 1878 he was appointed County Judge, and now holds the office. He was married in 1850 to Miss Martha B. Baker, of New Sharon, Me. They have four children—Augusta S., Daniella, Edwin H. and J. Scott. Dr. Ellis was first master of the Masonic Lodge, which was organized in 1877.


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