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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Myrtle ELLIS which was taken at the
Peelstrom Bros. Studio in Maxwell, IA. The photograph appears to have been
taken in the 1890's with Myrtle noted as 2 years old at the time. Based on
limited research and thanks to an ELLIS Family Researcher I was able to
gather the following information regarding Myrtle and her family:
Myrtle Elma ELLIS was b. 6 Jul 1891 in Maxwell, IA to G. Hiram H. ELLIS DDS
(b. 1846 or 1847-d. 1928 in Maxwell, IA) and Eliza Myrtle "Mertie" SHIELDS
(b. 1861 in Jones Co. IA). Myrtle had two siblings, Edna Amelia b. 1878 and
Sadie b. 1887. Sister Edna Amelia married Marion Lee OLINGER in Story Co.
IA on 30 Dec 1896, marriage records indicate that Edna was b. 1879 in Linn
Census records provide the following additional information:
1900 census of Indian Creek, IA:
Lee OLINGER, age 23, born Aug 1876, married 3 years, born IA, parents born
IN, a Farmer
Edna A. OLINGH, wife, age 21, born Apr 1878, married 3 years, no children,
born IA, parents born NY
Sadie ELLIS, sister-in-law, age 12, born Jul 1887, born IA, parents born NY,
Myrtle ELLIS, sister-in-law, age 9, born Jul 1891, born IA, parents born NY,
Ross OLINGER, brother, age 17, born Oct 1882, born IA, parents born IN, a
I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be
returned to its rightful place with family. If you are a member of this
family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
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