Captain Marvin Ellis &
Eva Elizabeth (Chandler) Ellis
of Navarro County, Texas


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Captain "Cap" Marvin Ellis and Eva Elizabeth Chandler
Photograph submitted by Pam Caldwell


Here is a photo taken circa late 1901 or early 1902 of my great grandparents Captain Marvin "Cap" Ellis and Eva Elizabeth Chandler Ellis Family.  In the photo back is Cratus Ellis (m. Lola A. Cook) born 3/7/1895 and died May 6, 1987 (Corsicana, TX), little girl standing in middle is Margaret "Maggie" Ellis (m. Willie Walter Elam) b. 10/18/1899 and d. 2/2/1976, and baby on Eva's lap is Emma Sue b. 7/12/1901 (m. Aubrey Eppler) and d. 8/22/1974.

Photograph submitted by Pam Caldwell



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Ellis Brothers photo:  Sons of Captain Marvin Ellis and Eva Elizabeth Chandler.  L-R: Samuel, Marshall, Cratus, Archie, Raymond and Earl (my grandfather).


Capt Marvin Ellis' World War I Draft Card


Name:    Captain Marvin "Cap" Ellis
Birth:     7 Jul 1875       Wayne Co., IL
Death:    24 Dec 1932      Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas Age: 57
Burial:   Dec 1932         Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., Texas Age: 57
Cause of death:  Hit and run auto accident
Father:    John Close
Mother:  Margaret "Maggie" Elma Ellis (~1850-1929)


Name:    Eva Elizabeth Chandler
Birth:     26 Mar 1876            Tennessee
Death:   Oct 1957      Dallas Co., Texas Age: 81
  Oct 1957      Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., Texas 
Funeral:   View Funeral Memento
Age: 81  
Parents: William Newton Chandler and Emmaline Morris,
Grand daughter of John Chandler and Sarah Mullins
View Funeral Program

Eva Elizabeth Chandler Ellis (my great grandmother), b. 1876 d. 1957, was the d/o William Newton Chandler and Scynthia Emeline Morris. She was married to Captain "Cap" Marvin Ellis. Both are buried in the Rice Cemetery. (Biography on file under James Ellis/Mary Parker) Barbara Wilson Hatley was my step-mother. She is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery, Blooming Grove. Submitted by Pam Hatley Caldwell

Marriage:   abt 1895   Denton Co., Texas

Children:  J. Cratus - (1895 - 1987)
            Margaret "Maggie" Elma - (1899-1976)
            Emma Sue - (1901-1974)
            Marshall Harry - (~1904-?)
            Ester (Twin) - (1906-1995)
            Edith (Twin) - (1905-1931) obituary
            Raymond Arnold - (1910-2000)
            William Archibald "Archie" - (~1909-)
            Earl - (1913-1999)
            Sarah Gladys - (1914-1996)
            Samuel Justifine - (1917-1974)


  • Captain Marvin "Cap" Ellis Came from Illinois.  Family came from South Wales  

  • 1900 Census of Denton County, Texas  



C. MARVIN 1876 - 1932
EVA 1875 - 1957
Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., TX


Man Repairing Tire Is Killed by Auto

CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 25 (AP). C. M.  Ellis of Rice was killed here Saturday night when an automobile struck him as he and his son, Clarence, were repairing a tire on their own car.

The younger Ellis said the other automobile did not stop. The father, dragged some 100 feet was dead before an ambulance arrived. City and county officers began a search for the driver whose car struck him.

Submitted by Pam Hatley Caldwell

Funeral Held for Man Killed by Automobile
Special to the News

CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 27. - Funeral services for Cap Ellis, 5?, Rice farmer who was killed Saturday night when struck by an automobile on Highway No. 75 in North Corsicana, were held Monday afternoon from the First Baptist Church at Rice, with burial in the Rice Cemetery.

City and county officers have been seeking the driver of the car which struck the victim. It was reported that the car striking Ellis was driving on the left side of the highway without lights and that the driver did not stop and render aid.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, Cratus, Marshall, Archie, Arnold, Earl, and Samuel Ellis, all of Rice; and four daughters, Mrs. W. W. Elam of Roby, Mrs. J. W. Perkins of Italy, Mrs. A. H. Epler of Rice and Mrs. Haden Davis of Rice.

Submitted by Pam Hatley Caldwell

Thursday Rite For Mrs. Ellis

Funeral services for Mrs. C. m. Ellis, 81, who died at their home in Dallas early Wednesday, were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rice Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. A. Stacey of Dallas, assisted by Rev. Jack Daniels, pastor.

Mrs. Ellis resided in Rice for many years prior to moving to Dallas 15 years ago. She was  born in Tennessee.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. W. W. Elam, Childress; Mrs. Aubrey Eppler, Mrs. John Perkins and Mrs. Hayden Davis, all of Dallas; five sons, Cratus, Arnold and Sam Ellis, all of Dallas; Archie Ellis, Childress, and Earl Ellis, U.S. Army; 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Huddleston, Anadarko, Okla., and Mrs. Jessie Wheeler, Grand Prairie, and other relatives.

Pallbearers w ere James T. Milam, W. R. Milam, Don White, John Tipton, J. T. Davis and Gene Davis.

Corley Directed.


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