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James Luke Eller

James Luke Eller[1]

Male 1870 - 1947  (77 years)

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  • Name James Luke Eller  [2
    Born 24 Jan 1870  Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jul 1947 
    Person ID I3723  George Michael Eller
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Aswell Peter Eller,   b. 21 Nov 1834,   d. 1905  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Nancy Dixon 
    Married 21 Oct 1857 
    Family ID F1650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bertha Tharpe,   b. 07 May 1882,   d. 01 Aug 1975  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1909 
    Children 
     1. Frank William Eller
     2. Margaret Lee Eller
     3. Jacob Aswell Eller,   b. 15 Oct 1914,   d. 19 Nov 1944, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     4. Velma Eller
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 
    Family ID F1652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Eller, James Luke (1870-1947)
    Eller, James Luke -(1870-1947)

    EFA Research - People
    Eller, James Luke (1870-1947)
    Eller, James Luke (1870-1947)
    A Brief biographical sketch

  • Notes 
    • According to a copy of a letter written to Bill, Jim and Cleve by their father Aswell Peter Eller, dated May 20 1905, the three boys had just returned to Victor, Colorado and the father wished them well. Jim owned and operated a tobacco store which was located at 206 N. 4th St. , Victor, Colorado which was just down the street from his brother's saloon. It has been said that he also sold candy at the store, and was considered to be a gentleman.

      An interesting incident that is said to have taken place, was the firing of an employee, for giving away too much of the candy. He is said to have fired the clerk, and the mother of that daughter came to the store to accuse him of being "no gentleman" for firing her daughter. Jim gently tipped his hat and replied, "Madam, I presume you are a lady for telling me so. Good Day, Madam."

      He had also taught school in Ashe and Wilkes Counties, North Carolina, even though his education was evidently limited. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Descendants of Aswell Peter Eller, Washington, Velma Eller, Published Aug 1997 - Eller Chronicles.

    2. [S74] Washington, Velma Eller, 222 Lakeside Cr., Greenville, SC 29615.