Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, October 14, 1920
MRS. P.E. ELLIS of STITES IS SUMMONED
Mrs. Clara E. Ellis, wife of P.E. Ellis, died Sunday evening
at her home in Stites. Mrs. Ellis, who was a teacher in the primary department
in the Stites schools, was taken ill on the previous Monday while attending
teachers' institute at Moscow. She had sufficiently recovered, however, on
Saturday to return to Stites. She suffered a relapse and died the following day.
Mrs. Ellis was born in Elkader, Iowa on Feb. 10, 1872. She had resided in Idaho
County about eight years. On June 16, 1915 she was married to P.E. Ellis and had
since resided in Stites.
Surviving her are sorrowing husband, a sister, Mrs. Chester Arnold of
Grangeville, and two sisters and three brothers in Iowa. Funeral services were
held Wednesday morning in the Presbyterian Church at Stites, the Rev. J.D. Keith
of Lewiston, officiating. The funeral cortege proceeded to Grangeville and
interment took place Wednesday afternoon in Prairie View Cemetery.
Submitted by Chris