March 27, 1901
The many friends of Judge G. H. Ellis will learn with regret of his sudden demise at his home in Mer Rouge Monday evening. For the past few years he has been afflicted with an incurable attack of rheumatism, and it is supposed that his death resulted therefrom.
Judge Ellis was a native of Union Parish. Here he practiced law — his chosen profession — until along in the eighties, when he removed to Bastrop, and later to Mer Rouge. The deceased was quite prominent in local politics. He served as a member of the legislature from Union Parish, was elected district judge shortly after his removal to Morehouse, and was assessor of that parish at the time of his death. He was a criminal lawyer of much distinction and was often called back to Union Parish his removal to Morehouse to take charge of several serious cases. Last month he was here in the defense of the murder case against George Ramsey.
Like most men, Judge Ellis had his faults, but which he was a kind-hearted, generous man, a devoted husband, and true to his friends, who are numbered by the legion.