Pliny Ellis

Pliny Ellis: Bloomer Advance, March 30, 1922

Old Soldier Answers Final Call:

Pliny Ellis died at his home in this city at 7:00 o'clock this morning, death being due to old age. Mr. Ellis was 88 yrs. old & for a great man years he res. in Cooks Valley. He moved to this city abt. 10 yrs. ago. Mrs. Ellis d. in 1915 since which time he has made his home with his chdn. He is survived by 10 chdn. The funeral will be held at the U. B. Church on Sat. afternoon, Rev. L. L. Thayer officiating. Bur: Chase Settlement Cem. An obit will be publ. next week.

Bloomer Advance, April 6, 1922

The funeral of Pliny Ellis, mention of whose death was made in last week's issue, was held at the United Brethern Church on Saturday afternoon, Rev. L.L. Thayer officiating. Bur: Chase Settlement Cem.

The few remaining old soldiers in Bloomer attending the service & 6 American Legion mbrs. acted as pall bearers.

Pliny Ellis was b. July 14, 1833, in the state of PA. & had res. in Chippewa Co. since 1859. For sev. yrs., he worked in the woods and saved his earnings until he had enough to purchase a farm.

His 1st purchase was in what is known as "The Chase Settlement". Later he sold this farm & bought the farm in Cooks Valley where he lived until he moved to Bloomer ten years ago.

He was united in marriage to Miss Emma (Chase) on March 22 1868. To this union was b. 13 chdn., 10 of whom are living, as folls:

Lula, Charles, Lucy & Rose of this city, Mrs. J. W. Bitney of Okee, Wi., Perry J. & Mrs. Abraham LaBaron of Waukegan, Ill., Mrs. Jesse Nichols of Colfax, Pliny O. of Baraboo, & Mrs. Clark Leigh of Oaks, N.D.

During the Civil War, Mr. Ellis served for nearly 4 yrs. as a Pvt. in Co. A, 7th Regt., WI. Inf., & saw much of the real hardships of the conflict in several of the big battles. He was 1 of the charter mbrs. of the local G.A.R. post & always took an active part in its activities.

A good citizen & soldier has gone from our midst. As pioneer in this community he knew from personal experience the hard work, the privations & sacrifice these sturdy men of old had to endure. Although never seeking office himself, he always took an active part in civic affairs. His desire always was that the right, as he saw it, might prevail & he could always be counted on to exert his influence, his time, and his money that civic righteousness and all that goes with it might be promoted in the community where he had cast his lot.

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