"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Ellis, Emrys W. of Eagle River, Vilas County, president of the Wisconsin-Michigan Lumber Co., also of the First National Bank of Eagle River, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., March 4, 1876, son of Robert W. and Mary (LLOYD) ELLIS. The father, who was a native of Wales, and who was a resident of Milwaukee for many years, died in 1887. His wife is still living and is now in Pasadena, Calif. Emrys W. ELLIS was education in the city of Oshkosh, Wis. In 1893 he entered the employ of the Wisconsin Central Railway at Milwaukee, where he remained until 1899. He then went to what is now the city of Wisconsin Rapids, but which was then composed of the two municipalities of Grand Rapids and Centralia, where until 1906 he was secretary and treasurer of the Badger Box & Lumber Co. He then became president and manager of the E. W. ELLIS Lumber Co. of that city and continued in that position until 1920 when he came to Eagle River. In 1922 when the State Bank of Eagle River was reorganized, becoming First National Bank, Mr. ELLIS was elected president of the institution, in which capacity he is still serving. During his residence in Wisconsin Rapids Mr. ELLIS served as a director of the First National Bank there, and he was mayor of that city (then known as Grand Rapids) in 1916-17; he also served as alderman and supervisor there for many years. His reputation as an able business man and financier extends throughout central and northern Wisconsin. He is popular socially and is a Mason and Elk, in the Masonic order belonging to the lodge at Eagle River and the consistory and shrine at Milwaukee. Mr. ELLIS was married June 3, 1903, at Merrill, Wis., to Adele STANGE, daughter of August H. STANGE, the father being a prominent lumberman of Merrill. To Mr. and Mrs. ELLIS three children have been born: Virginia and Beatrice, who are pupils in the Bennett School at Melville, N. Y., and Joseph, who is attending school in Eagle River.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 461-462, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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