Ellison & Van Buren Photographs

Photographs of William Arthur and Anna Elizabeth Van Buren Ellison:

In the photograph below from 1916, first row, far left, Alice Baines and Harold Delmont Ellison seated. Hattie Forkel and Russell Henry Ellison seated in center. Russell was the eldest son of Samuel Delmont Ellison and Caroline Seegmiller. Hattie Forkel was Alice Baines’s best friend. Hattie and Russell married 29 MAY 1917 in Belleville, Wayne Co, MI. Hattie died in El Paso, Texas on 06 MAY 1922, the mother of Russell Henry, Jr. Can you identify the rest of the people?

A photograph of William Arthur Ellison at one of his three gas stations:

The photograph below is of the following children: Glenn Gee, Ruth Ellison, Helen and Norman Cole, Beatrice Ellison but which is whom is not clear.

Ella and Fred Van Buren, 1900, Boyne City, Michigan. The children of Orren and Eliza May Van Buren:

Emma and Ella Van Buren:

Ellison Family Reunion photograph circa 1957. In the back row, sixth person from left, is Alice Baines Ellison:

Thank you to the generous person who shared these with me!

William & Anna Ellison Oakview Cemetery File

The nice gentleman at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Michigan photocopied the entire file they hold for William and Anna Ellison. You may remember that William’s parents were Benjamin Walker and Mary Alice Ellison and Anna’s parents were George and Emily Van Buren. Some of the Van Buren’s are also buried at Oakview and also two more generations of Ellison’s. It is a beautiful cemetery.

I had already posted their graves on Find A Grave. Click on their names to see:  William and Anna

If any of you happen to be in Hazel Park at any time, I would very much appreciate a photo of Anna and William’s house at 23424 Easterling Avenue. I could not locate an image online but the map claims the house is still there.

I have scanned in the copies and posted them below. Remember you can just click on the image to enlarge it. Enjoy.

William Ellison & Anna E. Van Buren Marriage Record 1889

William A. Ellison and Anna Elizabeth Van Buren were married 18 SEP 1889 in Boyne Falls, Charlevoix County, Michigan. The copy comes from the FHL Microfilm # 965392 (Book 2, Page 12). The print machine at the center is old so my copies are very poor. E.A. Robinson is William’s Uncle; he was married to Benjamin Ellison’s two sisters (but not at the same time (: ).

The record reads as follows:

  • Date of License- Sept 13, 1889
  • Full Name of Bridegroom and Maiden Name of Bride – William A. Ellison, Miss Anna Elizabeth Van Buren
  • Age of each in years – 21, 21
  • Race – White, white
  • Residence of each- Boyne Falls MI, Boyne Falls MI
  • Birthplace of each – Ohio, Michigan
  • Occupation of each – Laborer, Housemaid
  • Name of Father of each – Benjamin W. Ellison, George Van Buren
  • Maiden Name of Mother of each – Mary Alice Cutler, Emily Pryer
  • Times previously married – No, No
  • Date of Marriage – Sept. 18, 1889
  • Place of Marriage – Boyne Falls, MI
  • Name of Official Station of person by whom married – John Redpath, Minister of Gospels
  • Witnesses to Marriage and residence of witness – E. A. Robinson, Boyne Falls MI and Cora Baringer, Boyne Falls MI



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: