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Wallace M. Ellis

W.M. Ellis
Full Name: Wallace M. Ellis
Birth date: August 5, 1863
Death date: September 9, 1923

Terms of Service

  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Joint Report of the Central Investigating Committee, 35th Legislature, filed in the Senate and House 2/1/1918, recommended removal of W.M. Ellis as warden of Rusk penitentiary, p. 33. Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • Death notice, 9/10/1923, pp. 1, 2, notes W.M. Ellis of Austin, who moved to Austin from Rusk a year prior and was "formerly district clerk and publisher of a newspaper at Rusk, Cherokee county." Related trial information, 9/17/1923, pp. 1, 3. Austin Statesman .
  • Census of 1900 - W.M. Ellis, Jacksonville, Cherokee County, age 38, born August 1864 in Texas, printer, boarder in home of J.E. Shook.
    Census of 1910 - Wallace M. Ellis, Rusk, Cherokee County, age 46 (born circa 1864), editor/newspaper, spouse May, children Wallace and Lucy.
    Census of 1920 - W.M. Ellis, Rusk, Cherokee County, age 58 (born circa 1862 in Texas), editor/newspaper, spouse May, children Wallace, Lucy, Emily, and Virginia. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1920
  • Wallace M. Ellis, birth date 8/5/1861 in Texas; death date 9/9/1923 in Austin, Travis County; newspaper prop./editor. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • W.M. Ellis, birth date 8/5/1863 on grave marker, death date 9/9/1923, burial in Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin; spouse May Carter Ellis, son Wallace Ellis. Find a Grave .
  • "W.M. Ellis, member of the legislature from Cherokee county, has been appointed warden of the Rusk penitentiary . . . Ellis will resign from the legislature at once." "New Rusk Warden," 11/24/1915, p. 3. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Publisher of Rusk, Texas, Press-Journal. Thomas E. Watson, Editor and Proprietor, Watson's Jeffersonian Magazine, Volume 1, January 1907, p. 147. Google Books .
  • Testimony of W.M. Ellis, former Rusk penitentiary shipping clerk and editor of the Rusk Press-Journal, on the penitentiary system and management. "The State's Railroad Immune to the Law," 11/7/1909, p. 9. Houston Post .
  • W.M. Ellis, Rusk printer, Cherokee County District Clerk (November 1908 - April 1912), State Representative. Cherokee County Historical Commission, Cherokee County History, copyright 1986, second printing 2001, Jacksonville, Texas, crediting Cherokee County Historical Commission, pp. 44, 51, 98, and 115. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - W.M. Ellis, postoffice Rusk, nativity Texas, age 49 (born circa 1866), editor, 49 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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