|Name} Ellison, Rebecca Jane (Becky or Anna)||Family History} Hancock|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Fam 16 Sep 1881||Place} , , Missouri|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 21 Mar 1897||Place} , Carroll, Arkansas (Link)|
|Marr.: Date} Cir 1936||Place} (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 19 Mar 1938||Place} Dallas Hotel, Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas|
|Burial: Date} Exa 21 Mar 1938||Place} Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas|
|Grave Marker} No||
|Parents: } Rev. John Harding Ellison & Sarah Elizabeth McCord|
Relationship No.} 25
|1st Household No.} 227 = Golden, Barry, Missouri|
| Occupation 1} Board house operator |
Occupation 2} Manager/administrator
McFarren, William Henry (Will)|
Total Number of} 2
|Notes: Rebecca loved good cars and fine clothes, and was very neat and
was quite good looking.|
She owned and operated a hotel business, the Cash Hotel, for over 20 years at several addresses on South Walnut Street in Coffeyville. There was a furniture store on the ground floor and the hotel was upstairs. Her granddaughter Viola was born there in September 1920.
Rebecca bought one lot of land in Napa in October 1922. Eleven years latter she paid off the mortgage and sold the lot to her daughter Bess for $1.00 (per Source 715).
Viola remembered when Grandma Unnie (Rebecca) came out to visit in 1928 — the only visit she ever made to Napa. "I remember when we all went with Grandma Unnie to see Uncle Dode at Eel Rock on the Eel River."
Rebecca would send a trunk full of toys to Napa each Christmas. She gave Bess and Simeon a three-piece grey mohair sofa outfit.
All of Rebecca's relatives called her Becky. However, Aunt Jo was with her during an illness when it came time to renew her hotel license. Aunt Jo went to the city hall to get it and somehow they put Anna on the license. From that day on she was called Anna.
The photo at the left shows Rebecca and her new 1932 Studebaker roadster.
Bess and granddaughter Lorraine went to Coffeyville in December of 1937 while Viola was running the lab and x-ray at Imola. Rebecca had cancer of the uterus and a maid in the hotel had called Bess to tell her to come. They stayed back there for a couple of days.
Rebecca died at her Dallas Hotel at 108½ East Eighth Street in March 1938. She was a very good business woman and a good manager. However, she was generous to a fault and illness left her penniless when she died.
Rebecca married a man named Brown a couple of years before she died. His first name might have been Simpson or Ward. He was in Western Kansas when she died; they had separated. He came to Napa to see Bess at the Green Lantern during World War II.
Bess's cousin Pearl took care of the funeral arrangements when Rebecca died. Aunt Jo was there also.
See the photo of the Fairview cemetery, Section R3 (Source 362). She is buried in an unmarked grave at lot 78.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 8:15 A.M.||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Rebecca's portrait|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death} Cancer of the uterus
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