Elder Ellis Brothers

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Photograph of two brothers in Mesquite, TX. Both are wearing suits and have Civil War Veteran medals pinned to their lapels. They also have several other medals on the opposite lapels. The brother on the right has white hair and a beard. The brother on the left has only a mustache. They are identified as the Ellis brothers. The man on the right is identified as William Ellis. According to accompanying information, William Ellis was the grandfather of Ernest Ellis, and father of Frank Ellis. William's son Frank was the owner of Ellis and Sons store, built in the 1880s ...

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm., on mat 15 x 20 cm.

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Wisdom Creation Date: Unknown.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided by Mesquite Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 71 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Mesquite Public Library partnered with us to provide access to historic photos that document the start of this Texas and Pacific Railway depot town from its beginnings in 1873 to the early 20th century. Images include businesses, families, school children, and weddings.

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Photograph of two brothers in Mesquite, TX. Both are wearing suits and have Civil War Veteran medals pinned to their lapels. They also have several other medals on the opposite lapels. The brother on the right has white hair and a beard. The brother on the left has only a mustache. They are identified as the Ellis brothers. The man on the right is identified as William Ellis.

According to accompanying information, William Ellis was the grandfather of Ernest Ellis, and father of Frank Ellis. William's son Frank was the owner of Ellis and Sons store, built in the 1880s in the New Hope district of Dallas County.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm., on mat 15 x 20 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History 2010, presents local history materials from twelve partners: Bell/Whittington Public Library, Cedar Hill Museum of History, Cleveland Historic Society, Cooke County Library, Dallas Firefighters Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Harris County Archives, Longview Public Library, McAllen Memorial Public Library, Mesquite Public Library, Midwestern State University, Richardson Public Library, St. Philips College, Texas Woman's University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

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  • May 28, 2010, 6:03 p.m.

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Wisdom. Elder Ellis Brothers, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90965/: accessed December 6, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mesquite Public Library.