The Many Faces of Monte

March 13, 2010

Monte was born at home on July 23, 1939, in Banner, Illinois to John and Zelma Ellis.  It has been claimed Monte passed away in the same bed he was born in, though this is not known for certain.  Monte’s last home did end up being just a few hundred feet from the home he was born in.

The above photograph is Monte’s senior year high school picture from 1957.

The origin of the above photograph is unknown.  Writing on the blackboard indicates Monte may have been making a presentation before some sort of art club.

The photograph above was taken of Monte approximately two years before his passing.  Along side of Monte is his dog, Buddy.

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2 Responses to “The Many Faces of Monte”

  1. Sandra Mason (cousin) said

    Eric, Your Dad was a good looking man, whenever and where ever we would meet him, he always had that cute grin, and we always had a hug for each other.

  2. Sandra Mason (cousin) said

    Eric, He sure went downhill, after your mom passed away, looks bad in picture. But, we moved to Branson,Mo, so I hadn’t seen him for years. Also, what happened to his buddy, his dog?

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