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ELLIS, James G.
|Cambria Freeman, 1 Dec 1911, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|J. G. Ellis Dead |
James G. Ellis, the Johnstown financier, died Saturday evening at the Memorial Hospital. He had recovered from his first operation for an obscure ailment and a second operation was decided on to make a clean job on the delicate task involved. He was given a very small dose of ether, but heart weakness developed at once and he died after the surgeons had used resuscitating measures for about four hours. Mr. Ellisí death leaves a vacancy in the business and financial world which will not easily be filled. As a director of the United States National Bank, his advice and counsel were always sought and never found at fault. Mr. Ellis made a wonderful success of conserving and extending the estate left by his father, the late Charles B. Ellis.
Mr. Ellis found the electric light company and carried and dragged it along for years when it seemed a doubtful proposition, saw it develop and become very prosperous, finally selling his stock to the Emmet Queen Syndicate. The Johnstown Water Company, the Consumerís Gas Company, the Grand View Cemetery Association, the old First National Bank, the United States Bank, and a score of other concerns all profited from the attention he managed to give one or another of his interest from time to time and most of them constantly. He was a plain, unassuming thorough businessman, a determined fighter and a loyal friend. He never broke a promise, he never found it necessary to use anything but the truth with all his cares and ventures, he was friendly, genial and found time for a joke on occasion. He was in his fifty-first year and leaves a wife and two children. A. P. Ellis is a brother. Mr. Ellis left his estate in excellent condition and added thousands of dollars of value to the office buildings, tenements and other properties belonging to the patrimony or erected by him and his brother.
He was well known in Ebensburg, spending a part of each summer on a farm north of town.