This obituary appeared in the Peru Republican on April 15, 1887 on page 4 column 3. The paper was published in Peru, Indiana. It was transcribed from a copy of the microfilm of the paper in the Indiana State Library’s newspaper collection.
Death of Major Milo D. Ellis.
Dr. F. H. Watkins received a dispatch Tuesday morning, announcing the death of Dr. Milo D. Ellis at his home in Dayton, Ohio. M. D. Ellis was at one time one of the best known men in Miami county [sic]. He went into the army in 1862 as First Lieutenant in Co. C. 87th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He commanded the company two years and served as staff officer the remainder of his term of service until the close of the war when he was mustered out with the rank of Major. He participated in the battles at Springfield, Perryville, Chapel Hill, Hoover’s Gap, Chicamauga, where the regiment lost more than half its officers and men engaged in the battle. Afterwards at Rocky Face, Ressacca, Cassville, Dallas, Kenesaw, Peach Tree Creek, and before Atlanta and finally with Sherman in his great march to the sea. In October 1865 he was elected Auditor of Miami County and filled the office acceptably for five years. While in office he married Miss Kate O’Conner, of Dayton, Ohio, who was at that time a teacher in the Peru public schools. He subsequently engaged in the practice of medicine in this city for several years, then moved to Parsons, Kansas and for the last six years has been a resident of Dayton, Ohio, where he died. Major Ellis was buried by the Masons this (Thursday) afternoon at Mt. Hope cemetery [sic].