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I would appreciate any information on the life of Ellis and his family
for a paper I am preparing for the study club that I attend. Thank you
I would love to Thank Mr. Fremont and Francise Ellis for opening their hearts to my family. We were immigrants and thanks to both of them we are still here. May their hearts rest in peace in heaven.
Fremont Ellis Multi-Media
My wife inherited from her mother two F. Ellis oils that her aunt, who lived in Pecos, Texas, bought directly from Fremont in the late 1940's/early '50's.
One, my wife's favorite, is unusual in that the typical Ellis landscape (30w x 20, framed and signed) is oil while the clouds and sky are water color. I've seen no references to his multi-media work. Can anyone tell us more?
The biography of Cdr. EC Zeke Cortez Jnr., USNR, that I completed recently, includes tales of his friendship with fremont and his friendship/romance with Bambino Ellis (daughter if Fremont)in the 1940s when he worked at Batts and Wright, the supermarket in Santa Fe, and subsequently at NMSU which they both attended. Later, upon his being shipped off to duty to Notre Dame to be trained as a Navy Liutenant the whole Ellis family turned out to see him off and to wish him well at the Santa Fe Train Station on his way to the 'Front' and World War II.
Fremont Ellis & the C. de Baca family
My Aunt Virginia from Santa Fe was a friend of Fremont Ellis; my sister related to me the story of a party at his hacienda in Santa Fe. My sister, being very young at the time, was frightened by Ellis' story that the hacienda was haunted by the ghost of a Spanish conquistador. My Aunt Virginia (Wicks) corroborated the story -- there were odd occurrences all over that old hacienda, including some castinets that "played themselves" on more than one occasion.