Abram Halstead Ellis
|Abram Halstead Ellis|
|Associate Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court|
January 15, 1901 – September 25, 1902
|Appointed by||William E. Stanley|
|Preceded by||Newly Created Position|
|Succeeded by||Rousseau Angelus Burch|
May 21, 1847|
Cayuga County, New York
September 25, 1902 55) (aged|
Abram Halstead Ellis (May 21, 1847 - September 25, 1902) was a Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court from January 15, 1901 to September 25, 1902. He was the first justice of the Kansas Supreme Court to die while still a sitting member.
Ellis was born May 21, 1847 in Cayuga, New York, to Elmer Eugene and Jane Maria (nee Halstead) Ellis. He moved with his parents to Eaton County, Michigan when he was still a child and received his education at the schools in Battle Creek.
Civil War service
Ellis was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1872 and practiced there until 1878, when he moved to Beloit, Kansas. He continued to practice law and was active in Mitchell County politics as a Republican, serving as a delegate to the 1892 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, which nominated President Benjamin Harrison for a second term.
Ellis married Marian Josephine Prindle on May 30, 1872 in Chester, Michigan. Together they had two children: Ward (b. 1882) and Hale (b. 1890).
Ellis died in Topeka, Kansas on September 25, 1902, and is buried Elmwood Cemetery in Beloit.