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William Orvel ELLIS

Chapel Hill Cemetery
Texas County,
Missouri

Oct 2, 1885
Jul 16, 1911
Parents:
James Strickland Ellis (1862 - 1933)
Anna Voris Allsman Ellis (1863 - 1933)
Spouse:
Virginia Mildred Garlett (1889 - 1967)

William Orvel Ellis died at the age of 25y 7m 14d of typhoid fever. His funeral arrangements were handled by Charles C. Selicks of Cabool, Texas county, Missouri.

The Houston Herald
Thursday, August 3, 1911
page 2, column 3

William Orvel Ellis was born Oct. 2nd, 1885; died July 16th, 1911; aged 25 years, 9 months and 14 days. His death record stated he died of typhoid. He was married at the time of his death and he was farming and living in Cass township, Texas couty, Missouri.
He was married to Virgie Mildred Darter Feb. 26th, 1911.
Orvel profesed a hope in Christ in Oct., 1901, united with the Chapel Hill Baptist Church, where he was a faithful member, ever willing to work for the cause of his Master.
He came to his father's to harvest, was taken sick with that dread disease, typhoid fever, and was never able to return to this home. He bore his suffering so patiently, and notwithstanding he had the best of care and everything was done for him that a loving wife and fond parents could do, after over four weeks of suffering he grew suddenly worse, and on Sunday morning at 10:30 on the above date his spirit took its flight.
While it seems hard that one so young should died, just when life seemed so full of promise, yet it was God's will that he should be taken from us and we can only bow in humble submission to His will.
The funeral sermon was preached by Bro. J. L. Snow, to a large crowd of sorrowing friends when he was laid to rest in Chapel Hill cemetery.
Weep not, dear friends, for our loss is Orvel's eternal gain."

Contributed on 6/17/14 by mjrwag
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Submitted: 6/17/14 • Approved: 6/27/14 • Last Updated: 4/18/18 • R751744-G0-S3

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