Ellis Pullins, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Ellis Pullins


My family spent all their lives in and around Valparaiso. I grew up close to Kouts, Indiana. My father did his bank business when I was young with Mr. William Pinney at the Valparaiso Bank. My father drove horses and wagon loads of wheat to be ground into flour at Sagers Mill.

My brother, Howard Theodore Kneifel, was killed while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in France. My mother passed away in 1974. She was a Gold Star Mother, as my brother had received the Purple Heart Award. He carried two presidents names and his name is on the board that was posted at the Valparaiso Courtyard. My husband helped remove the old Lincolnway brick street and helped build the new street. He also helped replace the water logs in the city water system.

My mother was the oldest lady in Porter County, having only lacked three months of being 100 years old. I had a family of seven sons and three daughters. My husband passed away January 21, 1961. All of my children live and work in Valparaiso. One son delivers Mid-America Homes to Valparaiso. All of my children attended Cooks Corners School.

My husband was Ellis Pullins. He worked many long hours for the Valparaiso City Water Department. He also helped tear down the court house that burned.

I've lived on Bullseye Lake Road since 1940. Most of our 50 acre farm is now built up in subdivisions. I live on one corner north of the new Presbyterian Church. I like Valparaiso, and plan to spend all my remaining days here. I was married in Valparaiso and I hope this is a memory letter to print for the bicentennial book.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 146

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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