Archive | June, 2011

Private Benjamin W Ellison, 16th Michigan Infantry, Company G

21 Jun

Private Benjamin W. Ellison was drafted into service for the Union on 08 MAR 1865 and discharged on 8 JUL 1865. The photo below is of BWE’s regimental flag. Benjamin W. Ellison was the father of William A. Ellison. I copied all below from http://micivilwar.org >>

The Sixteenth Michigan Infantry was mustered into service in Detroit in September 1861. The history of this regimental color is unknown. This flag may be a special flag commissioned at the end of the war, perhaps for the Grand Review in Washington, D.C., at the war’s end.
Sponsor a Michigan Civil War battle flag and preserve it online at SeekingMichigan.org for a lifetime.  A $250 sponsorship of a flag comes with permanent donor recognition on the specific flag webpage. Each donor will also receive a 24×36 archival color print of their flag and have ownership in providing continuing online access of the Civil War battle flags to the public.  Funds will also support additional projects regarding Michigan’s role in the Civil War.
Visitors to the State Capitol fondly remember its rotunda ringed with battle flags. The flags now show the ravages not only of battle, but also of storage under less than ideal conditions. Now, new storage at the Michigan Historical Museum permits the flags of this 230-flag collection (160 from the Civil War) to lay flat, supported by archival fabric, in a room where the temperature and humidity are controlled. (The Capitol now features reproductions of the original flags in its rotunda cases.)
The Michigan Capitol Committee, the Save the Flags program and the Michigan Historical Museum to save the delicate flags. Conservation work, made possible through funds raised by Save the Flags, will help preserve the actual physical flags throughout the coming years.

Corporal George W Van Buren 10th Michigan Calvary, Company G

21 Jun

 

Corporal George Washington Van Buren fought from 27 AUG 1864 to 16 JUN 1865 for the Union in the 10th Michigan Calvary, Company G. He was the father of Anna E. Van Buren who married William Arthur Ellison in 1889.
I copied the below from a wonderful new website http://micivilwar.org >> The photo is of GWVB’s regiment’s flag.
Tenth Michigan Cavalry (Guidon) Civil War Battle Flag
The Tenth Michigan Cavalry organized at Grand Rapids between September 18 and November 23, 1863.
Sponsor a Michigan Civil War battle flag and preserve it online at SeekingMichigan.org for a lifetime.  A $250 sponsorship of a flag comes with permanent donor recognition on the specific flag webpage. Each donor will also receive a 24×36 archival color print of their flag and have ownership in providing continuing online access of the Civil War battle flags to the public.  Funds will also support additional projects regarding Michigan’s role in the Civil War.
Visitors to the State Capitol fondly remember its rotunda ringed with battle flags. The flags now show the ravages not only of battle, but also of storage under less than ideal conditions. Now, new storage at the Michigan Historical Museum permits the flags of this 230-flag collection (160 from the Civil War) to lay flat, supported by archival fabric, in a room where the temperature and humidity are controlled. (The Capitol now features reproductions of the original flags in its rotunda cases.)
The Michigan Capitol Committee, the Save the Flags program and the Michigan Historical Museum to save the delicate flags. Conservation work, made possible through funds raised by Save the Flags, will help preserve the actual physical flags throughout the coming years.

Elizabeth Ellen (Livesey) Baines Funeral Record

16 Jun

Elizabeth Ellen (Livesey) Baines was the daughter of Reuben and Alice (Prince) Livesey and the wife of James Baines. Their daughter Alice Baines married Harold D. Ellison. Elizabeth was referred to as “Nana”. Elizabeth was born on 31 JAN 1874 in Preston, Lancashire, England. Thanks to Aunt Peggy for sharing this with me.

William A Ellison Obituary & Cemetery Card

16 Jun

William A. Ellison was the son of Benjamin Walker and Mary Alice (Cutler) Ellison. Thanks to Aunt Peggy for sharing these documents.

 

Richard Livesey Prayer Card 1907

16 Jun

Richard Livesey was the father of Reuben Livesey. And great-grandfather to Alice (Baines) Ellison as she duly noted on the card. Thanks to Aunt Peggy for this.

 

Reuben & Alice Livesey Prayer Card 1941

16 Jun

Reuben and Alice (Prince) Livesey were married at the English Martyr’s Church in Preston, Lancashire, England on 12 NOV 1873 and were the grandparents of Alice (Baines) Ellison. Thank you, Aunt Peggy, for this.

 

James Baines Prayer Card 1937

16 Jun

James Baines, husband of Elizabeth Ellen (Livesey), was the father of Alice (Baines) Ellison. He was born in Preston, Lancashire, England. Thanks to Aunt Peggy!

1956 William A Ellison Family Reunion Article

16 Jun

The Mrs Ellison mentioned in the article is Anna Elizabeth (Van Buren) Ellison born on 1 JAN 1868 to George W. and Emily L. (Pryer) Van Buren in Eagle, Michigan. Thanks to Aunt Peggy for this article.

1956 Ellison Reunion

William Richard Ellison Birth Certificate 1923

16 Jun

William Richard Ellison was the fourth child of Harold and Alice (Baines) Ellison. He was born on 1 DEC 1923. You will note that my great-grandmother Alice Ellison noted on the certificate that William died in childhood on 22 JUN 1924 in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Thanks to Aunt Peggy for sharing this with me.

William R Ellison Birth Certificate

Elbert & Bertha Mae Van Buren Prayer Cards

16 Jun

Bertha Mae was the wife of Orie Van Buren, the son of Orren and Eliza May Van Buren. Orren was the son of George W. and Emily L. (Pryer) Van Buren.

Elbert B. Van Buren was the 5th child of George and Emily Van Buren. He was married to Laura Parks.

Thanks to Aunt Peggy for these!