New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Charles Ellis

Charles Ellis of Freehold, a member of the lumber firm of Combs & Ellis, died last Wednesday, aged 64 years. He was stricken with paralysis and died very suddenly. Mr. Ellis was the son of the late Jacob Ellis and was born at Burlington. He moved to Freehold with his father in 1855. In 1873 he went to Philadelphia and was secretary of the Rue manufacturing company until 1888, when his father died and he returned to Freehold and took the latter’s place in the lumber business. Mr. Ellis was a member of Olive Branch lodge of Free Masons and had been treasurer of the society for several years. He was past chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, one of the charter members of Tenent lodge, past master of Monmouth lodge of Odd Fellows, and past grand master of the order in New Jersey. He was also a member of the Freehold infantry. He leaves a widow, who was Miss Lydia Lloyd, daughter of James E. Lloyd. Three sisters also survive hm. They are Mrs. Mary Ellia McGrath of Germantown, Mrs. Alex. L. Moreau and Miss Emily Ervin Ellis of Freehold.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, May 24, 1899