Born in Neosho County, KS on Feb. 11, 1890. Ellis moved to Los Angeles in 1919. Due to the Depression, poverty and ill health, he committed suicide in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 1939.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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