Samuel Collins Ellis

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  • Name: Samuel Collins Ellis
  • Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 21, 1894
  • Date of Death: April 18, 1955 (60 years old)
  • Parents: Jonathan Ellis and Christina (Bonthron) Ellis
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: April 14, 1916 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: January 22, 1919 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Samuel served in World War I in Europe and France and at the Mexican Border Campaign.

    He served with the Minnesota 125th Field Artillery Regiment, which was part of the 34th Infantry Division.

    During World War I, the Duluth-based 3rd Minnesota Regiment was reorganized and designated the 125th Field Artillery Regiment, part of the 34th Infantry Division. The division was composed of National Guard units from Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. The 34th Division was sent to train in Camp Cody, New Mexico, and was nicknamed the "Sandstorm Division."

    The approximately 700 members of 125th Field Artillery Regiment were mobilized for active duty in Europe under the command of Colonel Hubert V. Eva. The unit shipped out to Castres, France, in September, 1918. It served as a replacement division and did not see combat.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Samuel had lived in Marble, Minnesota since 1919. He served as village mayor, clerk, and trustee.

    He was a member of the Canisteo Lodge A.F.& A.M. in Coleraine, Minnesota of which he was a Past Master Iron Range Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rites of Duluth, Aad Temple Shrine, Duluth, Minnesota and a member of the Engineers Club of Northern Minnesota, the Marble American Legion Post and the First Methodist Church in Marble, Minnesota.

    Samuel was employed by the Oliver Iron Mining Division in Coleraine, Minnesota as superintendent of supplies.

    Survivors include his wife Edna; one son, John; a daughter, Louise; two brothers, Bruce and James; and one sister, Miss Katherine Ellis.

    Samuel died very suddenly in the Hibbing General Hospital in Hibbing, Minnesota. He is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (Block 1, Lot 5)

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