John Ellis was the third child of Maria & Samuel Ellis born June 26th, 1898 at 12 Queens St, Ryhope, Co Durham.
In 1911 John, his parents & 2 sisters and a brother were living at 9 Sunderland Terrace, Ryhope Colliery. His father was a coal miner examiner.
The electoral register of 1920 shows John living with his widowed father at 9 Sunderland Terrace.
In July-September 1922 John married Nora Fishwick in Sunderland. Norah was born February 16th, 1897, the daughter of Hannah & John Fishwick.
The 1939 register shows Nora & John living at 25 Dinsdale St, Ryhope with their daughter Nora & John was a deputy shot firer at the colliery.
Daughter Nora married Donald Linton in July-September 1960 in Durham East.
John died on April 2nd, 1969 at Durham.
Nora died in March 1980 at Grantham, Lincoln.
The children of John Ellis & Nora Fishwick were:
el.18.104.22.168.3.1 Lilian Ellis born April-June 1924 at Ryhope; died April-June 1924 at Ryhope
el.22.214.171.124.3.2 Nora Ellis born October 9th, 1928 at Ryhope