Ellison Death Certificates

Mary Alice Ellison died 27 FEB 1913 in Boyne Falls, Charlevoix County, Michigan according to her death certificate. She was born in New York on 28 MAR 1848, was 64 yrs, 10 mos old, the daughter of NP Townsend and BA Court (more about this in a moment) and the information was given by her son Samuel Delmont (Delmont). This is the only record of Mary A’s parents not being Samuel and Amanda Cutler. My great-grandmother Alice Ellison wrote a little journal and in it she wrote that Mary Cutler was adopted.

Margrut Jany Ellison died 30 OCT 1903 in Boyne Falls, Charlevoix County, Michigan according to her death certificate. She was the first wife of Enoch Chester Ellison. Daughter of Jacob Boker and L Butt, both born in Ohio. She was married at age 16, had one child living at time of death, and was 17 yrs, 4 mos and 30 days old when she died. She was born 31 MAY 1886 in Michigan and the information was reported by EC Ellison.

Marian M. Martin died 25 NOV 1909 in Boyne City, Charlevoix County, Michigan according to her death certificate. She was the daughter of Walker Ellison of England and Margaret Scranton Cooper of England, born 10 SEP 1839 in England. She was married and age 70 yrs, 3 mos, 15 days and had 4 children, 3 of whom were still living at time of her death. The informant was Wm E Dawson of Cleveland, Ohio (her son). Marian’s first husband was James J. Dawson.

Benjamin W Ellison’s Deceased Children

According to the Cleveland Interment Records, two children were buried with Benjamin W Ellison’s mother and step-father, Margaret and William Hudson in Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

One was a daughter, age 23 days. She was interred on 24 JUL 1871. The other was a son, age 2 months. He was interred on 10 JAN 1873.

There is a record of a Guy Glyndon Ellison being born in Charlevoix County, Michigan on 04 AUG 1878.

In JUN 1883, a Glynden B. Ellison is recorded as having died in Boyne Valley, Charlevoix, Michigan.  The child was a male, and 4 years old at time of death. He was the son of Benjamin W and Mary A Ellison.

Despite the differences in name, I believe this is the same child.

Benjamin W Ellison and Mary A Ellison were married in 1862 in Cleveland, Ohio. Mary was 14 years old and Benjamin was 21. He served the Union from March 1865 to July 1865 for the state of Michigan.

This is what I have so far on their children:

Samuel Delmont born 1 JUN 1866 in Greenville, Montcalm Co, MI.

William Arthur born 15 AUG 1868 in Parma, Cuyahoga County, OH.

Baby Girl Ellison born end of JUN/1st of JUL 1871 in Cuyahoga County, OH.

Baby Boy Ellison born NOV 1872 in Cuyahoga County, OH.

Guy Glyndon/ Glyndon B. born 04 AUG 1878 in Boyne Valley, Charlevoix County, MI.

Enoch Chester born 26 JUL 1880 in Boyne Valley, Charlevoix County, MI.

Benjamin W and Mary A Ellison Tombstones

Benjamin W Ellison and his wife, Mary A., are buried in the Boyne Valley Cemetery in Charlevoix County, Michigan. You will notice that Benjamin W. Ellison is listed as B. William and that he and Mary died in 1912. It astounds me that such errors could occur. Both of them died in 1913 (see death certificates) and Benjamin Walker left no records using the name William; although, he did use variations of his first and middle name, mostly using Walker.










Source:      http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/tsphoto/charlevoix/boynevalley.htm

Benjamin W Ellison on 1850 US Census

The William and Margaret Hudson family can be found on the 1850 US Census living in District 44, Ohio County, Virginia (which is now West Virginia).

The family is listed as follows on the 24th of October in 1850:

William Hudson, 32, Male, Born in England, Occupation: Brewer

Margrt, 32, F, England

Mary M, 11, F, England, Attended School within the year

Benjamin W, 9, M, England, Attended School within the year

Ann, 4, F, England

Elizabeth, 6/12 months, F, Born in Virginia

Thomas Lutz, 22, M, Germany, Brewer

John Butterfield, 22, England, Brewer

Emma Hudson, 2, F, England


Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 44, Ohio, Virginia; Roll: M432_966; Page: 163B; Image: 332.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.



Grandma Van Buren Photograph

This photograph was sent to me by the kindness of Grace Wilfong. This is a family photograph of the William A. and Anna E. “Libby” Ellison family with their Grandma Van Buren. Grandma Van Buren is in the middle on the left. She is Emily Louise Van Buren, the daughter of Thomas Pryer and Cornelia A. Phillips. She married George Washington Van Buren on 18 JUN 1862 in Roxand, Eaton County, Michigan.

Next to Grandma Van Buren sits Libby Ellison. In the back row: Harold Delmont Ellison, Agnes Ellison, William A. Ellison, and Arthur Raymond Ellison. In the front: Mary Clementine “Mamie” Ellison, Beatrice Emily Ellison and Edna M. Ellison.

Below is the back of the photograph:

Marian Ellison Martin’s Obituary

Mrs. A. E. Martin Died at Her Home on Thanksgiving Day
(26 Nov 1909 – Boyne Citizen)

Transcribed by Donna Cromwell

Died at her home on Division street , Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Mrs. A. E. MARTIN, aged 70 years; 2 months and 15 days. Mrs. Martin was taken sick about six weeks ago the trouble starting with a cold which developed into pneumonia followed by quick consumption, owing to her advanced age, was unable to withstand the attacks of the disease and succumbed to her infirmities after five weeks of terrible suffering. She leaves besides her stricken husband three children, Mrs. Florence Ross of this city, Wm E. Dawson and Mrs. Ralph Krist of Cleveland , Ohio , and one brother Walker Ellison of Boyne Falls . The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Rea officiating. Undertaker Stackers will have charge of the obsequies, and interment will be in this city.

Marian Maria Ellison was born Sept. 10, 1839 in London , England . At the age of seven she came with her parents to this country, the family going to West Virginia to make for themselves a home in the wilderness. From West Virginia the Ellisons journeyed to Cleveland Ohio , where in the year 1846 [sic] the subject of this sketch was married to James Dawson. Mr. and Mrs. Dawson lived for many years in Cleveland , and it was there that the four children were born, one of whom, Lilly, passed to the great beyond in tender years. After Mr. Dawson’s death his widow married Mr. E. K. Robinson of Boyne Falls , and came to that village, where for many years she lived, honored and respected by the whole community. The death of Mr. Robinson occurred seven years ago at Boyne Falls , and Mrs. Robinson came to this city to make her home. She built a small house next to that of her daughter, Mrs. Ross, on Terrace Street , and lived there for four years, brightening and cheering the lives of everyone with whom her quiet life brought her in contact.

On the 20th of June 1906, she was married again in the evening of her life to A. E. Martin, and for these three years, Mr. and Mrs. Martin have lived together in harmony, and love, cheering for each other the downward path of life’s journey.

Mrs. Martin was up to the time of coming to Boyne City a member of the Free-Will Baptist denomination. Shortly after her removal here she became a member of the First Presbyterian church, and as long as her health permitted was a regular attendant at divine service and a zealous worker for the church. She was an everyday Christian and the beautifying influence of a pure religion were spread over a life and character pure and without spot.

Among us all she ranked always as a woman of culture, refinement and sympathy, a kind neighbor, devoted mother and true friend.

SUBMITTER’S NOTE: Mrs. A. E. MARTIN was born Mary Maria ELLISON on 10 Sep 1839 in Yorkshire , England . Her parents were Walker ELLISON and Margaret COOPER. Her brother’s name was Benjamin Walker ELLISON. After Mary’s first husband, James J. DAWSON, died in Ohio , she married her late half-sister’s husband, Enoch Kimball ROBINSON. After his death she married a third and last time to Arthur E. MARTIN.



Anna Robinson’s Obituary

Note: Anna Hudson Robinson was Benjamin Walker Ellison’s half-sister.

Obituary – Mrs. E. K. ROBINSON
(22 Apr 1892 – Boyne Falls News)

Transcribed by Donna Cromwell

Mrs. E. K. ROBINSON, wife of County Surveyor Robinson, after a long and painful illness, extending over several months, was finally summoned hence on the 14th last. Mrs. Robinson was a very old resident, together with her husband was one of the first settlers in the eastern part of this county, some 20 years ago. She was a worthy Christian lady, whose loss will be felt by the entire community; no effort in the cause of religion was without the hearty support of herself and husband. She was buried from the Presbyterian church here last Sunday morning, the Rev. J. Redpath conducting the services. The funeral cortege that accompanied the remains to their last resting place was a very large one. This beautiful April day, the bell that had often summed this faithful one to prayer, then sent its notes sadly and solemnly over the quiet valley while the sunshine fell softly through the stained glass of the chapel as if listening with the congregation to the solemn words, “I am the resurrection and the life, he that believieth /sic/ in Me though he were dead, yet shall he live,” and the solemn funeral hymn which floated out upon the air. In the budding spring time there must always be death, but who can tell but that the heart so still, has awakened to the glorious and eternal springtime of another life.


We hereby express our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their sympathy and for their continued kindly service during the weary weeks of suffering, death and burial of our loved one.

E. K. Robinson and Family

SUBMITTER’S NOTES: Mrs. Enoch Kimball ROBINSON was born Annie HUDSON circa 1846 in England to William HUDSON and Margaret nee COOPER. Margaret was previously married to the late Walker ELLISON. Annie’s half-sister, Mary Maria ELLISON, later married Enoch K. ROBINSON.



Benjamin W. Ellison Obituary

Transcribed by Donna Cromwell

Benjamin Ellison, Resident of Boyne Falls , Died Sunday Evening
(28 Feb 1913 – Boyne Citizen)

Benjamin Walker ELLISON, a resident of Boyne Falls , died Sunday evening, Feb. 23, and was buried at Boyne Falls cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Ellison was born at Leeds, Yorkshire , England ; June 20, 1841. In the year 1846 he came to America with his parents and settled at Wheeling , Va. Soon afterward they moved to Cleveland Ohio where he met Miss Alice Cutler, and in 1863, was married. He then moved in the year 1864 to Montcalm county, Michigan . In 1865 he enlisted in the 16th Michigan Infantry and served in Tennessee to the close of the war. In 1874 he came to Charlevoix county and took a homestead in Boyne Valley township, where he had since resided. Since his discharge from the army, Mr. Ellison has been a constant sufferer from the infirmities contracted while in the service. Deceased leaves a widow and three sons. The widow and eldest son, Samuel D. Ellison, are living on the farm. William A. Ellison resides at Detroit , and Enock C. Ellison resides at Boyne City .

SUBMITTER’S NOTE: Benjamin Walker ELLISON’s parents were Walker ELLISON and Margaret COOPER. His step-father was William HUDSON. Benjamin ELLISON died while a resident of the Northern Michigan Insane Asylum in Traverse City , Grand Traverse County . His wife, Mary Alice, died on February 27th, only 4 days later, in Boyne Falls .

Source:   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~micharle/obits-4.htm