Transcribed by Donna Cromwell
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 .