|L. W. Ellis
Born August 23, 1840
|L. W. ELLIS, General Agent of the Champion Mowing and Reaping Machines, Anamosa; is a native of Indiana, and was born August 23, 1840. At an early age, he came to Illinois with his father, and grew up to manhood there. In 1859, he came to Iowa and located in Jones Co., and engaged in milling for ten years. In 1814, he became connected with the extensive agricultural house of Warder, Mitchell & Co., and is now their general agent for twelve of the best counties in the State, with his headquarters at Anamosa. During the war, he enlisted in the 1st I.V.C., and also in the 2d I.V.C., but was not accepted on account of his health; he owns a farm just outside the corporation limits. He married Miss Hilda Dimmitt, a native of Ohio, September 4, 1866; they have five children—Albert, Fred, Clara, Joel and Wallace. He has two children—Edith Iowa and George C. by a former wife.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 554.
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