Of Ellis Hollow Families

Buried in Ellis Hollow Cemetery.

William H. Butts
Hollis T. Clark
Mrs. Mary E. Clark
Mrs. Georgia Belle Milks Francis
Clark H. Griffin
Thomas N. Kellogg
George W. Miller
William H. Northrop
Mrs. Erma D. Kennelly

Butts, William H., US Veteran
His obit. , Ithaca - Funeral services for Henry William Butts, age 53, of West Danby, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the Baldwin-Davis funeral home, 421 S. Aurora St.  Rev. Walter A. Dodds, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Ellis Hollow Cemetery.  Mr. Butts, who died about noon Sat. in Tompkins Co., Memorial hospital, is survived by his wife Margaret; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Leo Hurley of Rochester; one stepson, Stanley Whyte of Miami, Fla., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Clark, Hollis T. , age 79, of Hunt Hill Road died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1975, in Ideal Hospital, Endwell. He was a retired automobile mechanic with the Ford Garage. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald Snyder of Ithaca and Mrs. Bettye Stillman of Owego; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wagner Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Steen officiating. Burial will be at
the convenience of the family.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Clark, Mrs. Mary E.,  age 60 of Hunt Hill Rd., Ithaca, R. D. died in Tompkins Co., Hospital Monday, Aug. 10, 1964.  She was a member of the Ellis Hollow Community Assn. and Home Bureau.  She is survived by her husband, Hollis T. Clark: two dau., Mrs. Donald E. Snyder of Ithaca, and Mrs. Phillip D. Stillman, Trumansburg, NY; four grandsons, Donald E., Daniel H. Snyder of Ithaca, Charles D. and Phillip D. Stillman of Trumansburg, NY; two sisters Mrs. Edward Slights of Danby and Mrs. Samuel  Moe of Oakland, Calif; four brothers Frank W. Francis of Cortland, Albert L. Francis of North Arlington, NJ., Glenn A. Francis of Candor and Robert M. Francis of Troy; a cousin; several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral services will be held Thursday at Wagner Funeral Home.  The Rev. Robert Kaiser, pastor of Ellis Hollow Community Church, will officiate.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Francis, Mrs. Georgia Belle Milks,  age 85 of  Hunt Hill , Ellis Hollow, died at her home today,  June 14, 1961.  Mrs. Francis was a member of the Ellis  Hollow Community Church.  Survivors are; five sons, Percy G., and Frank W., both of Cortland, Albert   L., of North Arlington, NJ., Glenn of Candor and Robert M., of Troy; three daughters, Mrs. Oraella Slights of Danby, Mrs. Mary Clark of  Ellis Hollow and Miss Winifred W. Francis of Oakland, Calif.;  27 grandchildren and one niece.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Wagner Funeral Home.

Griffin, Clark H. , d. May 22, 1945, age 85 of Varna. Survived by:  widow, Jennie Griffin; 3 dau, Mrs. Leslie Banfield and Mrs. Ira Reed, both of Varna, and Mrs. Herbert  Stevens of Ithaca. Son Harry L. Griffin of Varna.

Kellogg, Thomas N., Kellogg,  This well known and most estimable neighbor and citizen and Christian brother passed into the spiritual world on Monday afternoon, 13th inst., after a number of weeks of illness.  Since the year 1858 he resided on his farm near Ellis, this county, having come to that place from Connecticut, where he was born in 1823.  He was twice married and by his first marriage had three daughters and one son, all of whom are in that world in which he himself now is.  His second wife, formerly Mrs. Rhoda Ellis Schutt, to whom he was married in 1868, survives him, living on the home farm with her son and son's family.  Mr. Kellogg's parents and himself were Congregationalists.  At about forty years of age the teaching and peculiar practices of the Perfectionists in Connecticut and Vermont excited a repugnance that stimulated to more than usual activity his inquiring mind, which had already become doubtful of the divinity of the Scriptures.  The works of Emanuel Swedenborg then falling into his hands, he found in them a rational and abiding satisfaction, the Bible becoming to him a new book.  Though thenceforth a Swedenborgian, he was non-sectarian attending any church or Sunday school in whose exercises he might participate true to his new religious belief, but never giving offense in his manner of expressing it.  He was also a broadminded and influential reformer, earnest in the Anti-slavery and Prohibition movements, and ready to welcome any movement toward the realization of the  brotherhood of man.  His funeral, on Wednesday afternoon, 15th inst., was very largely attended by neighbors from their busy harvest fields, and by  friends from Ithaca and else where, and his remains were interred in the cemetery at Ellis.  A suitable sermon was delivered at the house and impressive words spoken at the grave by, S. H. Spencer, editor of The New Christianity.  The feeling was deep and general that a man thoroughly imbued, even made beautiful, with the spirit of the Lord, and a most  dearly loved friend, had gone hence into the society of  the blest.  Surely the memories of such a true and unassuming life are  better written in the hearts of acquaintances and friends, than they could be on monuments of stone or  iron.

Miller,  George W.,  Funeral services for George W. Miller 65, ninth mayor of Ithaca and for 40 yrs. associated with the Ithaca Calendar Clock Co..  He died suddenly at Dansville yesterday morning, will be held at the family residence, 502 North Tioga Street, at 11 o'clock Monday morning.  Rev. Robert Beattie, associated pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this city will officiate and interment will be in the Ellis Hollow Cemetery.  Mr. Miller was a native of Ithaca, having been born in this city on Sept. 25, 1858.  His father, Thomas Grant Miller, and mother Anna Murdock Miller, came to this county from Scotland and settled in Ithaca in the early part of the 19th century.  Mr. Miller was educated in the public schools of Ithaca Academy.  His first position in business life was office boy for J. B. Williams, who conducted the Williams Foundry.  He worked his way up the position of bookkeeper for John C. Stowell, then becoming general manager of the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company under H. M. Durfey.  After the latter's death in 1894, Mr. Miller became the president of the concern and remained at its head until the World War came on and financial difficulties settled in the closing of the factory.  Mr. Miller was also a leading figure in the political history of the city, having been elected mayor in 1903 by seven votes over his opponent, Mayor W. R. Gunderman.  During his administration the city was confronted with various problems, including a serious financial situation, and the typhoid epidemic.  It was also at that time that the proceedings were started which resulted in the water system being taken over by the city from private control; also an effort was made to supply the city with water from artesian wells, west of the city.  Mr. Miller retired from active business when his health failed a few years ago.  He had heart trouble for eight years but  had suffered no serious effects until last year, when his condition became worse.  He rallied, however, and had been feeling better than before, and this week had decided to visit some of his old customers and friends about the state, accompanying his own son on the trip.  At a hotel in Dansville yesterday morning he ate a good breakfast and walked to the post office for his mail.  He returned to the hotel and was walking about the lobby when he fell to the floor, and before medical assistance could be given, expired.  The body was removed to his home in this city last night.  Surviving are his widow, and one son, Almon G. Miller; two grandchildren, George W., and Pauline L. Miller, all of this city.  Mr. Miller had been a member of the Presbyterian Church of this city all his life and had been an active worker in the church activities.

WILLIAM H. NORTHRUP. Aged Resident of Slaterville Springs Passes Away.
William H. Northrup of Slaterville Springs, died very suddenly yesterday at the home of his son George H. Northrup in that place(sic). He was 87 years old and had been extremely feeble for some time. He spent the greater portion of his life at his former home in Ellis Hollow, and had lived with his son in Slaterville for the past two years.  He is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Cornelia Register, of New York City; Mrs. Alice Ferrill of Watkins, and Mrs. Grace (John) Dart of
Ellis Hollow, and by one son George at whose home he died.  The funeral will be held from the late residence tomorrow at 11 o'clock.

Mrs. Erma D. Kennelly, 86, of 602 Hudson St., died Monday, Aug 2, 1976, in Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home, after a long illness. Born in Caroline, daughter of the late Edward A. & Ella A. Oliver Perkins, she was the widow of Cornelius P. Kennelly. She had been a real estate broker in the Ithaca area for many years. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Bangs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that friends make memorial donations to the charity of their choice. (Buried in Ellis Hollow Cemetery)

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