Cox Characters
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Vivian Maurine Ellis
and Beulah Ellis Cox's Ellis Family


intro by Gail Cox

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After I married Ken in 1979, his Aunt Maurine instantly became a very special aunt. She became my best friend, my confidant, and my second mother. She was a very special lady. She always wanted to be needed and was always available. Because her feet hurt so badly, she usually wore house shoes. She loved the Lord, and enjoyed talking about the Bible. When she couldn't attend church she got out her Bible, turned on her TV, and had church. She liked to listen to Dr. Garrison.

She always talked about her love for her daughter Linda, son-in-law Bob, and grandson Doug Moore, and the rest of her family. She loved everybody. I never heard her say anything bad to or about anyone. Once when I was so ill, she came to our home took care of me, cleaned the house, washed and ironed, cooked, took me to the doctor and hospital all in one day. We talked on the phone all the time. Her love, concerns, her attitude is why I really loved her. She was one of a kind. She was truly a Cox character. God only takes the best, and He did. As when he took my precious dad on January 12, 1999.

For a more detailed and very interesting account on another Ellis branch with a Cox connection, scroll down to the section below or click on this link.


Vivian Maurine Ellis & Robert Thompson
and their descendants

 

Vivian Maurine Ellis b. 19 Mar 1914 Bonham, Fannin, Texas
d. 26 Dec 1991 Oklahoma City, Resthaven Cemetery
m. Robert Almon Thompson, Purcell, Oklahoma
b. 30 Sep 1912
d. 04 Aug 1970 Oklahoma City, Knob Hill Cemetery

This couple had one child:
Linda Kay b. 20 Aug 1948 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
m. Robert Lynn Moore 20 Oct 1967
b. 02 Mar 1947 Altus, Oklahoma

This couple had one child:

Robert Douglas Moore
b. 30 Jun 1974
m1 Misty Dawn Bowman
m2 "Angel" Florence Elizabeth Fannin

Photograph 58:
Maurine Ellis Thompson

Maurine Ellis Thompson

 

Photograph 59:
Linda K. Thompson

Linda K. Thompson

 

Photograph 60:
Doug, Linda & Bob Moore

Linda & Bob Moore with son Doug

 

 

Beulah Ellis Cox's Ellis Family

Despite several coincidences in the time frame and with the location of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, no connection can be established between Vivian Maurine Ellis's father Tom Ellis and the Tom Ellis whose daughter Beulah married Allen Cox (click here for more data on that couple.) Beulah's grandfather was George W. Ellis. Her sister, Emmalu, should not be confused with Sammie Lou Maxwell, the mother of Vivian Maurine Ellis.

Below is an article written by Martha McClung for the Alcorn Mississippi County Historical Society. Next, you will find a descendant chart, then, in outline form, a resumé of this Ellis family.

GEORGE W. ELLIS

by Martha McClung
from History of Alcorn County Mississippi

Photographs 61a and 61b:
Ellis Family


Son Tom Ellis with his boys:
Ira, Ted, Cam and Silas
at Ira's leaving
for WWI, 1917.

 


Mary Ann (Millie) Ellis
and granddaughters:
Gladys, Alma, Emmalu,
Beulah, and Irene, 1924.

 

George W. Ellis (1844-1927) may have been inspired by "Go West, Young Man" when he relocated in the late 1870's in Texas, leaving friends and family in Corinth, Mississippi. George was born in Bedford, Tennessee, moving as a child to Corinth area, growing up on a farm. At the inception of the Civil War, George enlisted in Company A, 32 Mississippi Infantry serving as private. He returned to marry his childhood sweetheart, Mary Ann "Mollie" Dilworth, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Suitor) Dilworth, on February 1, 1866 at Tishomingo County. The Dilworth family had been in Mississippi since 1838.

George and Mollie had three children-Laura, William (died as youth), and Thomas-while farming in the Kossuth area.

In the 1870's they migrated to Grayson County, Texas, near Denton where they bought 30 acres in 1883. Daughter Laura had married Robert Lee Donnell (son of Rufus Jefferson Donnell) in Corinth and they followed the Ellis family in 1895 to Indian Territory for better farm land. When the Indians would raid at night, the Ellis and Donnells would sleep in the cotton piles in case the homes were burned out. Later Ellis moved to Whiskey Bend north of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, while the Donnells went to Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

George and Mollie lived with their son Tom in later years; both are buried in Maysville, Oklahoma cemetery (1927 and 1932). George's obituary described him as "a consecrated and consistent member of the Methodist Church." Grandchildren remember Mollie as a "Shouting Methodist." None of the family remember any contact with the Mississippi branches of the Ellis-Dilworth family. Farming was the occupation of George as well as son Tom. However, a wide variety of careers sent grandchildren and great-grandchildren to many parts of the country.

Tom Ellis married Maggie Head and their children grew up in Maysville, Oklahoma. Theodore, Ira, Cameron, Silas, Gladys, Alma, Emmalu, Beulah and Irene. Laura and Robert Donnell had six children-Dollie, Lola, Garrie, Jennie, Dailila and Alva.

Several of Tom's children moved to California. Theodore (1892-1963) married Bonnie Lynch, settled in Ventura, Ca. with children-Art (1912-1952) m. Hester Duke (Artie Jean m. Earl Watson, son Richard); Melvin m. Lorraine Morrill (Tom m. Tima Niebelsons Robert, Ron; James m. Diane Carpenter-Craig, Nicole); Leon lives in Oregon with his family.

Ira (1894) is a retired farmer, married Willie Crawford, lives in Wayne, Oklahoma. Five children live in area-Dawson; Harold (Toni, Terry, Tina); Raymond m. Zoe (Gary, Linda); Jean m. Ken Greene (Carol, Paul, Kristi); Sidney (Toby).

Cameron (1896-1963) served as constable of Camarillo, California; married Mary Bradbury; children are Jewell (1921-1976) (Sandra Clark), Gene m. Evelyn Thompson (Jerry, Diana). Silas (1897-1958) married Dee Malone and settled in Ventura, California. Children are Ernest m. Ann Staeger (Billy, Jim, Linda, Ernest, Brenda); Hazel m. Tom Eskridge (Terry, Larry); Jack m. Sharon Miller (Jeff, Chris); Ted m. Susan Smith (Gerry, Randy, Lonnie, Cindy).

Gladys (1902-1982) married Dowell Harper and were farmers in Pauls Valley. Emmalu married Simon Scally, now retired farmers; daughter Yvonne (M.D.) m. Tom Fine (Greg, Joe). Alma married Wallace McClug, moved to Oxnard, California, where Joan m. Ray Hoffman (Dean) and William m. Martha Stachey (Catherine, Tom).

Buela (1910-1970) married Allen Cox. Four children are Geneva m. Fremont Stubbs (Carol, Lynetta, Dan); Theda m. Reaford Browning (Glyn); Bob m. Julie Carter (Jody, Kelly, Lonnie) and Joy m. Ron Sorensen (Dianna, Wesley).

Irene married Reese Wilkerson, retired in Denver City, Texas, children Sharon m. Paul Garraway (Kimberly, Kelly), Linda m. Michael Todd (Michael).

Laura's line was traced by her granddaughter, Delores Schuster of West River, Maryland. Of the six children born to Laura and Robert Donnell, two died as infants (Garrie and Dollie). Two generations are traced on the remaining children: Lola (1891-1981) married Chester Whitehead and their children are Flora, Flossie, Marvin, Hazel, Buster, Barbara, Bob, Bill. Jennie (1896) m. John Roberts and their children are Lorene, Leonard, Melvine, Edith, Neva, Floy, Wayne, Glen and Lou. Dallila (1899-1946) m. J. R. Childers; children are James, Laura, Martha, William, John, Roy, Wilma, Jesse, May and Charles. Alva Ray (1911-1969) has no information available.

Second generations in Lola's family are: Flora married Marvin Frazier. Children are Patrice m. Roger Burris (Debora) and Delores m. William Schuster (John). Flossie m. James Varbel; child Kathy m. Randy Randal (James). Marvin m. Betty Randolph. Hazel m. Dalles O'Neal (DeAnn, Arthur, Jolene, James, Phyllis, Ronnie, Terry); Buster m. Margie (Cynthia, Cheryl); Barbara m. Rudy Debord (Connie, Sharon); Bob m. Shirley Ashworth (Tanmara); Bill m. Wanda Greenlee.

Jennie's children are Lorene m. Truman Leach; Edith m. Clinton eeed; Neva m. Clarence R. Tate. Dallila's line is James m. Wemona Bryant (Vera); Laura m. Willie Cloud; Martha m. Charles Webber (Richard, Wayne); William m. O. Bryant; John (Red, Mike, Letress, Kenny, Tim); Wilma m. Mitchell Radulonich (Loretta, Mitchell, Lee); Jesse had 8 children; May's children are Jim, Bill, Clem, Ronald.

by Martha McClung

from History of Alcorn County Mississippi
Alcorn County Historical Society
Corinth, MS 38834

Ellis Genealogical Chart
click here on the button below for pop up window

 

 

Descendants of George Ellis
and Mary Ann Dilworth

1 George Ellis 1844 - 1927
.. +Mary Ann Dilworth - 1932
........ 2 Laura Ellis
............ +Robert Lee Donnell
................... 3 Dollie Donnell
................... 3 Lola Donnell 1891 - 1981
....................... +Chester Whitehead
............................. 4 Flora Whitehead
................................. +Marvin Frazier
........................................ 5 Patrice Frazier
........................................ 5 Delores Frazier
............................. 4 Flossie Whitehead
................................. +James Varbel
........................................ 5 Kathy Varbel
............................. 4 Marvin Whitehead
................................. +Betty Randolph
............................. 4 Hazel Whitehead
................................. +Dalles O'Neal
........................................ 5 DeAnn O'Neal
........................................ 5 Arthur O'Neal
........................................ 5 Jolene O'Neal
........................................ 5 James O'Neal
........................................ 5 Phyllis O'Neal
........................................ 5 Ronnie O'Neal
........................................ 5 Terry O'Neal
............................. 4 Buster Whitehead
................................. +Margie
........................................ 5 Cynthia Whitehead
........................................ 5 Cheryl Whitehead
............................. 4 Barbara Whitehead
................................. +Rudy Debord
........................................ 5 Connie Debord
........................................ 5 Sharon Debord
............................. 4 Bob Whitehead
................................. +Shirley Ashworth
........................................ 5 Tanmara Whitehead
............................. 4 Bill Whitehead
................................. +Wanda Greenlee
................... 3 Garrie Donnell
................... 3 Jennie Donnell 1896 -
....................... +John Roberts
............................. 4 Lorene Roberts
................................. +Truman Leach
............................. 4 Leonard Roberts
............................. 4 Melvine Roberts
............................. 4 Edith Roberts
............................. 4 Neva Roberts
................................. +Clarence Tate
............................. 4 Floy Roberts
............................. 4 Wayne Roberts
............................. 4 Glen Roberts
............................. 4 Lou Roberts
................... 3 Dalila Donnell 1899 - 1946
....................... +J. R. Childers
............................. 4 James Childers
................................. +Wemona Bryant
........................................ 5 Vera Childers
............................. 4 Laura Childers
................................. +Willie Cloud
............................. 4 Martha Childers
................................. +Charles Weber
............................. 4 William Childers
................................. +O. Bryant
............................. 4 John Childers
........................................ 5 Red Childers
........................................ 5 Mike Childers
........................................ 5 Letress Childers
........................................ 5 Kenny Childers
........................................ 5 Tim Childers
............................. 4 Roy Childers
............................. 4 Wilma Childers
................................. +Mitchell Radulonich
........................................ 5 Loretta Radulonich
........................................ 5 Mitchell Radulonich
........................................ 5 Lee Radulonich
............................. 4 Jesse Childers
............................. 4 May Childers
............................. 4 Charles Childers
................... 3 Alva Donnell 1911 - 1969
........ 2 William Ellis
........ 2 Thomas Ellis
............ +Maggie Head
................... 3 Theodore Ellis 1892 - 1963
....................... +Bonnie Lynch
............................. 4 Art Ellis
............................. 4 Melvin Ellis
............................. 4 James Ellis
............................. 4 Leon Ellis
................... 3 Ira Ellis 1894 -
................... 3 Cameron Ellis 1896 - 1963
....................... +Mary Bradbury
............................. 4 Jewell Ellis 1921 - 1976
................................. +Sandra Clark
............................. 4 Gene Ellis
................... 3 Silas Ellis 1897 - 1958
....................... +Dee Malone
............................. 4 Ernest Ellis
............................. 4 Hazel Ellis
............................. 4 Jack Ellis
............................. 4 Ted Ellis
................... 3 Gladys Ellis 1902 - 1982
....................... +Dowell Harper
................... 3 Alma Ellis
....................... +Wallace McClung
............................. 4 Joan McClung
................................. +Ray Hoffman
........................................ 5 Dean Hoffman
............................. 4 William McClung
................................. +Martha Stachey
........................................ 5 Catherine McClung
........................................ 5 Tom McClung
................... 3 Emmalu Ellis
....................... +Simon Scally
............................. 4 Yvonne Scally
................... 3 Beulah Ellis 1910 - 1970
....................... +Allen Cox
............................. 4 Geneva Cox
............................. 4 Theda Jo Cox
............................. 4 Bobby Allen Cox
............................. 4 Joy Cox
................... 3 Irene Ellis
....................... +Reese Wilkerson
............................. 4 Sharon Wilkerson
............................. 4 Linda Wilkerson

 

 

 


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