Ephraim Peter Ellison

10 Jun 1850 - 21 Oct 1939


Ephraim Peter Ellison

10 Jun 1850 - 21 Oct 1939
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Upon arrival in the new town of Raymond, Alberta (named after Jesse Knight's oldest son), E. P. [Ephraim Peter Ellison] let the contract with E. H. Dyer and Company to build the sugar factory and then turned his attention to the construction of a flour mill. Non-Mormon oldtimers scoffed, knowing tha
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Ephraim Peter Ellison


Kaysville City Cemetery

501-699 E Crestwood Rd
Kaysville, Davis, Utah
United States


June 12, 2012


May 28, 2012

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E. P. Ellison and Elijah Laycock pioneer wheat agriculture and industry in Alberta

Contributor: bwdraper Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Upon arrival in the new town of Raymond, Alberta (named after Jesse Knight's oldest son), E. P. [Ephraim Peter Ellison] let the contract with E. H. Dyer and Company to build the sugar factory and then turned his attention to the construction of a flour mill. Non-Mormon oldtimers scoffed, knowing that local farmers had tried without success to produce good milling wheat. The 1862 Palliser Report to the Government, advising on the purchase of Western lands from the Hudson Bay Company, stated, "There would never be enough rainfall to produce a crop of wheat in the [Raymond] area." But when E. P. learned that prairie grass had been belly-high to a horse the previous year, he felt positive that early-maturing species of dry-farm wheat would do as well as native grasses and that eventual irrigation would increase yields. E. P. solicited investment funds from Utah friends. With capital of $32,100, the Raymond Milling and Elevator Company was organized in Raymond, North-west Territories, in the spring of 1902 and construction began on a frame elevator and mill. E. P.'s cousin, Elijah Laycock, demon-strated his support by being the first to plow the virgin sod to plant wheat. Others soon followed. (p. 33) From the humble 150-barrel mill of the Raymond Milling Company in 1902 and the first acres of wheat planted by Elijah Laycock, the vision of Ephraim Peter Ellison now encompasses an annual Alberta wheat cultivation of 6,180,000 acres, with production of 210 million bushels processed into many varieties of flours by a huge milling industry and shipped and consumed worldwide. While Ellison Milling and Elevator Company no longer exists as an independent participant in the agribusiness industry Ellison started, it truly was the catalyst for the southern Alberta wheat industry. (p. 45) --- Ellison Milling and Elevator Company: Alberta Wheat with Utah Roots by Gregory P. Christofferson JOURNAL OF MORMON HISTORY VOLUME 23, No. 2 FALL 1997 http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1029&context=mormonhistory

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Ephraim Peter Ellison was born on 10 Jun 1850
Ephraim Peter Ellison was 12 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
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Ephraim Peter Ellison was 24 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
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Ephraim Peter Ellison was 31 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
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Ephraim Peter Ellison was 41 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
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Ephraim Peter Ellison was 55 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
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Ephraim Peter Ellison was 62 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
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Ephraim Peter Ellison was 79 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
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Ephraim Peter Ellison died on 21 Oct 1939 at the age of 89
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