Vernon Chauncey Ellis Family

Minnie May Faulkner

Minnie and Vernon's
wedding picture

Vernon Chauncey Ellis was the son of John Fremont Ellis and Jennet White. He was born February 12, 1884 in Rockford, Winnebago Cty, IL. He died in July 14, 1971 in Rock Falls, IL. He married November 12, 1902 in Rockford to Minnie May Faulkner. She was born in 1881 in Rockford and died young on September 27, 1909 in Rockford. (see picture at right taken on her funeral day of the children.)

Interestingly, a pattern of early maternal deaths emerges. John Fremont's mother, Harriet Moffitt, passed away when he was just 14 years old. His wife, Jennet White, passed away and left their young sons to be raised mostly by their grandmother. Vern's wife, Minnie Faulkner, passed away quite young also and left her young children to be raised by her Faulkner relatives. And the pattern continued when Vernon's daughter Janett died when her youngest was just 8 years old.

Vernon is shown in the 1910 US Census as a lodger in Rockford, IL. Vernon was an interior and exterior decorator and painter for many years. In earlier years he painted buggies in Rockford, Illinois. He was a gentle man who loved children. His hobbies included making children's furniture and painting pictures. See his WWI draft registration.

Vernon and Minnie had three children:

Vernon married his second wife, Mary E. McFalls August 20, 1910 in Rockford, IL. She was born April 12, 1891 in Lyndon, IL and died June 13, 1964 in Rock Falls, Whiteside Cty, IL. They had one daughter.

Juanita & Jim
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Juanita's second marriage was on September 10, 1955 in Rock Island, IL to James E. Blair (1915-1991). He was born March 25, 1915 in York, Carroll Cty, Illinois and died February 11, 1991. They had one daughter.

Vernon C. Ellis

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