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  • ID: ind00310
  • Name: John W. NELLIS
  • Given Name: John W.
  • Surname: Nellis
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 04 MAY 1857 in Oppenheim, Fulton Co., NY 1
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  • Death: 09 AUG 1912
  • Age: 55y 3m 5d in Geneva, Ontario Co., NY
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  • Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario Co., NY 1
  • Note: b. Oppenheim, Fulton Co., NY; 1880 US Federal Census, Parma, Monroe Co., NY; children: Albert A., Morton, Cleveland and Walter; o. Medical Doctor; History of Ontario (NY) County; compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893: [John W. Nellis, Geneva, was born in Oppenheim, Fulton county, May 4, 1857, and was educated in the common schools and Rochester Commercial College. He resided in Montgomery county seven years, and later came to Western New York, locating in Geneva, where his is a farmer and dairyman. March 13, 1883, he married Ettie D. Fonda, of Montgomery county, and they have one son, Edward Guy, born March 11, 1884. Mr. Nellis's father was born at the old home in 1809, and married Eva Wilson, of this native place. They had nine children, of whom seven survive: Eleanor, Margaret, Lena, James W., Emily, Martha, and John W.]; [Death of Genevan Prominent in Democratic Politics - Geneva, Aug. 11 - John W. Nellis, aged 55 years, who was stricken with paralysis last Tuesday night in the office of the Arlington Hotel, died Friday night at the Geneva City Hospital. Mr. Nellis was one of the most prominent farmers in the town of Geneva and was also prominent in Democratic politics, having been a member of the County Committee from the town of Geneva for a number of years and highway commissioner for a number of terms. Mr. Nellis was born in St. Johnsville, N. Y., and came to Geneva when he was of age and settled on the Snell Farm, where he has since resided. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Guy W. Nellis, of the town of Geneva: four sisters, Mrs. Alfred Crouse, Mrs. Emma Doesler, Mrs. Margaret Duealer and Mrs. Charles Thum, all of St. Johnsville, and one brother J. W. Nellis, of Nelliston. N. Y. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the home of the family. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of this city will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery. Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle, Monday, August 12, 1912] >> <<

    Marriage 1 Hester Douw FONDA b: 03 NOV 1847 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    • Married: 13 MAR 1883 Religious Marriage

    1. Title: History of Ontario County, New York
      with Illustrations and Family Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Families
      Publication: Syracuse, NY
      Publisher: George S. Conover
      Publication Date: 1893
      Issue: G30
      Edition: 941 pgs.
      Author: Aldrich, Lewis Cass
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