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James Wright ELLER

James Wright ELLER

Male 1843 - 1937  (93 years)

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  • Name James Wright ELLER 
    Born 3 Jul 1843  Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Carpenter/builder 
    Died 19 Jun 1937  Montgomery County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1012  Christian Eller
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2002 

    Father James Holiday ELLER,   b. 12 Apr 1821, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1903, near Kokomo, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Feraby SANDERS,   b. 24 Oct 1821, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1906, Owen Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1840  Monroe Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Ann (Nannie) MILAM,   b. 26 Nov 1848, Owen Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1888, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1866  Owen County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emmett Ellsworth ELLER,   b. 21 May 1868, Spencer, Owen County, In Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1941, Salem, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Emery Stanton ELLER,   b. 13 Nov 1869, Spencer, Owen County, In Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1963, Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Mary Amanda ELLER,   b. 5 Dec 1871, Spencer, Owen County, In Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1872, Spencer, Owen County, In Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Flora Alice ELLER,   b. 8 Oct 1873, Spencer, Owen County, In Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1874, Owen Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Ona A. ELLER,   b. 8 Oct 1873, Spencer, Owen County, In Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1917, Clackamas County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Homer ELLER,   b. 29 Mar 1877, Spencer, Owen County, In Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1912, Salem, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     7. Minnie ELLER,   b. 16 Dec 1882, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1966, Bradenton, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Della Blanch ELLER,   b. 1 Mar 1886, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1926, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 22:44:06 
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane O. Hall 
    Married 22 Aug 1889  Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (Ms. Hall was a widow with grown children. After ten years, a dispute apparently involving property resulted in divorce.)
    Divorced 28 Jun 1899  Multnomah County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 22:44:06 
    Family ID F5260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lavina Jane BAULT,   b. 25 Jun 1851,   d. 7 Sep 1923, Montgomery County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1902 
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 22:44:06 
    Family ID F344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Mary Starkey 
    Married 1926 OR 1925  Danville, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 22:44:06 
    Family ID F5261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Eller, James Wright (1843-1947)
    Eller, James Wright (1843-1947)

    EFA Research
    James Wright Eller (1843-1947)
    James Wright Eller (1843-1947)
    A Biographical sketch by Clarence J. Neff

  • Notes 
    • He enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 (at age 18)(22nd Indiana Infantry) and served through the Civil War. He was captured by the Confederate Army at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, on 19 Jul 1864. He was imprisoned in Andersonville for five to six months. He and other Union soldiers escaped by digging a tunnel with pocket knives and spoons.
      After the war, he was a carpenter, moving to Oregon about 1878. He first lived near Napavine (15 miles East of Astoria). After his second marriage, he moved to California.. By 1900, he was back in Indiana, where he lived until his death.
      He was nearly blind at his death. He blamed the problem on his imprisonment at Andersonville.