Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Molly E. Ellis

Molly Elizabeth Ellis (1907-1947) was the daughter and only child of Arthur Walton Ellis (1879-1963) and Lulu Ellen Stephens Ellis (1882-1962).  Her father  worked for the First National Bank and later the Bank of Delmar.  They lived at 605 Grove Street. Molly attended Delmar High School graduating in 1925 and graduated from what was then called the Womens College at the University of Delaware in Newark Delaware in 1929.  Before college she worked in the bank with her father as a bookkeeper. After college graduation she taught Latin and French at Delmar High School.

Molly and her family belonged to the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Delmar and were very active in it.  Her father being a trustee and her being a Sunday School Teacher. At school she was active as a student council adviser, Girls Honorary Club, arranging athletic banquets, etc.  She was well loved by all the young people in town.

During the summer of 1946 Molly became ill, had a couple of major operation and over the next several months the illness got worst and in January of 1947 at age 39 she passed away.  In her honor a Sunday School class at First Methodist Church (St. Stephens)  was named the Molly E. Ellis Sunday School Class. She, along with her parents, is buried at the St Stephens Cemetery. The Sunday school class retained the name of Molly E Ellis until the merger of First Methodist and Mt Olive Methodist Church into St. Stephens Church in 1964.  With her death that branch of the Ellis family tree stopped.

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