Oregon Republican League "Bridging the Generations Project 400": ORL Ehlen Family
Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 205.
ELLIS, HON. WILLIAM R., of Heppner, and Member of Congress for the second district, was born in Montgomery County, Indiana, April 23, 1850. He graduated at the Iowa State University in 1874. He held several municipal offices if Hamburg, Iowa, including that of Mayor. In 1883 he located in the practice of law at Heppner, Oregon. In 1885 he was appointed by Governor Moody Prosecuting Attorney of the Seventh Judicial District, and in 1886 was elected to the same office. In 1888 he was again elected. In 1892 he received the Republican nomination as the first Representative of the Second Congressional District, and was elected. He was again nominated and elected in 1894, and this year has received the nomination for the third time. He is a firm protectionist and an earnest worker for the interest of Oregon.
Descendants of William Russell Ellis
1 William Russell Ellis b: 23 Apr 1850 in Waveland, Montgomery, IN d: 18 Jan 1915 in Portland, Multnomah, OR
.. +Jennie B. b: Abt. 1857 in Illinois m: Abt. 1879 in Prob Iowa
........ 2 Edgar Russell Ellis b: 24 Jan 1891 in Oregon
............ +Jessie Gay Foster b: 16 Dec 1888 in Missouri m: 29 Jan 1912 in Multnomah, Oregon d: 04 Sep 1965 in Yamhill County, OR