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ROBERT M. ELLER (Brother to A. Wm. Eller, President of the Eller Family Assoc.)
ELLER- Robert M., age 70 yrs., died Jan. 2, 1993 in Portland, OR. residence Lee's Summit MO. A former long time resident of Omaha. Survived by wife, Dora Jane Eller, Lee's Summit, MO; son, Timothy R., Dallas, TX; 2 daughters, Cindy Eller McKinstry and Denise Ann Eller, both Portland OR; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Roma Crewdson, Greeley, CO, Jean Mauer, Tucson, AZ; 2 brothers, A. William Eller, Denver, CO, Raymond L. Eller, Lincoln, NE. Member of Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite in Omaha. Former member of the First Christian Church and founding member of the Faith Christian Church of Omaha. SERVICE I pm Wed., roeder Mortuary, 2727 North 108 St. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Assoc. VISITATION after 6 pm Tues., at Mortuary. ROEDER MORTUARY 2727 North 108th St. 496-

WILLIAM RILEY WHITE, brother of EFA member Tom White, 3267 Stephney St. Edgewater, MD 21037 - (Descendant of the Adam3 Eller (Jacob2 Eller, Jr.) of Buncombe Co., NC.)
The Washington Post, Jan. 7,1993: On Tuesday, Jan. 5,1993, of Lothian, MD; beloved husband of Linda Jones White; loving father of Linda D. Sandlin, Pamela L. White and Roy A. White; loving grndfather of Jennifer M. Couto, Diane L. Sandin, Amanda G. White and Scott T. White; son of the late Guy R. White and Anna B. Fisher; devoted brother of Thomas E. White. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the LEE FUNERAL HOME, Branch Ave. and Coventry Way, Clinton, MD on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, January 8, at 9:45 am. Interment Maryland Vetrans Cemetery, Cheitenham, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Following excerpted from The Capital, Jan. 6-1993: Born and raised in Marshall, N.C. Mr. White attended Marshall High School where he played varsity football. He lived in Maryland for 38 years and was employed by the District of Columbia Transit Co. He owned and operated several automobile and repair businesses in Edgewater area. At one time he owned a General Store in North Carolina. He was a decorated Arm veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 304 in Annapolis. His interests included reading, fishing and sports. In addition to survivors mentioned above are: one step-brother Frank Fisher; and three step-sisters, Hope Rice, Averyl Baldwin and June Freeman of Madison County, N.C.

QUERIES: Ellers of Wilkes County, NC
From J.G. Eller, Co-Editor, The Eller Chronicles, Rt. 2 Box 145-D Whittier, NC 28789 (704586-8844). Seeking additional information and pictures on the Eller Families of Wilkes County, NC beyond that published in this issue.

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Eds. At least six people have sent in news clips about JEFF ELLER. The following from U.S. News and World Report is similar to several received: "To circumvent what they fear will be a hypercritical White House Press corps, Bill Clinton's top advisers are contemplating heavy use of the latest in satellite television technology to hold long distance press conferences and interviews with local journalists based outside Washington. While Ronald Reagan and George Bush often used such techniques during their political campaigns, Clinton will make such beyond-the-beltway hookups a standard part of his media strategy. He has already dispatched staffer Jeff Eller, a high-tech whiz, to examine the media facilities of the White House."

From Sharon Eller Mckillip; Clip from LA Times 11 Oct. 1946. Dateline Pittsburg, Oct. 10 Workman stripping land for coal yesterday unearthed fossilized bones which Carnegie Museum scientists identified as part of a mastadon skeleton. One huge bone was unearthed about 40 ft. below ground level. E. R. Eller, geologist and paleontologist at Carnegie Museum, identified the bone as that of a mastadon which perished 25,000 years ago. (Eds. This Eller is listed in older volumes of American Men of Science but we have no clue as to his family line. However, placing this query about old bones adjacent to the one above about a high-tech whiz provides a bit of historic irony don't you think? Also, it reveals the broad scientific abilities inherent in Ellers - !!!!????

QUERY: John Dick, Jr. and Ann Mary Donner Dick Family
From George R. Dick, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 262, Bangs, TX 76823: Seeking info. on John Dick Jr. and Ann Mary Donner Dick family. Maucoupin County Illinois history states John was b. in Wilkes/Ashe County, NC, 23 Oct. 1772, d. 31 Jan. 1834, bur. Thyer, IL. Mary Donner b. 2 May 1778, d. 16 Jan. 1847, bur. Thyer, IL. John was a preacher (Church of the BrethernGerman Baptist Brethern). My gr. father said Mary was kin to George and Jacob Donner who made tragic Donner-Reed trip to California in 1846; they were b. on farm near Salem, NC; their name may originally been Tanner. John's father was also named John Dick whose wife is unknown (mybe Hendricks). John and Mary's children: Daniel, b. Ashe Co. NC; George, John III, James, Elizabeth, and Mary b. KY. Daniel m. in KY, others m. in IL. My gr. father stated his family were German who came to America from Holland. In Mrs. Muriel Hoffman's book, History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick, a John Dick Sr. was brother to Elizabeth Dick who m. Peter Eller.

QUERY: Who was Nelson Eller
From William A. Eller, 370 Upham St., Lakewood, CO 80226: Does anyone know the Nelson Eller mentioned in the following quotation? "in August 1897, Adams and another young scamp named Nelson Eller were riding the road between Axial and Meeker in northern Colorado. Several miles out of Meeker a stagecoach carrying the U.S. Mail and two women passengers overtook them. Adams decided to stop the stage and offer the driver a drink. The driver declined. Adams and Eller rode ahead a short distance and stopped waiting for it to catch up. As soon as they did, Adams leveled his Winchester at the driver and ordered him to take a swig or turn the stage around and return to Meeker." Robert V. Hunt, Jr., KID ADAMS, True West Magazine, Dec. 1992, p. 15.

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Happy New Year! Sorry that I was not able to send a personal greeting to each of you during the holiday season but unfortunately that would be prohibitive.

ON TO OREGON! Our gathering in Portland in July is now only five months distant. I again encourage you, especially in the Western US membership to plan on attending. It was purposely setup, originally, for conferences to beheld in the three geographical sections of the country, more or less rhythmically, from east to west, in order to give the 'local' membership a chance to take part more easily in our conferences. So-o-o-o, Westerners, I look forward to seeing all of you there!

I sincerely remind those who are planning to attend to know that they are welcome and encouraged to make a presentation to the conference, especially regarding genealogy, about your ancestors, about your search experiences and to share with us any books or pamphlets you may have authored or are planning on the subject. Be sure and let Charlotte Marshall know soon if you wish to make a presentation or need advance planning in displaying any materials you wish to share.

Nominations for offices and recommendations for awards*

Would you like to take an active part in the organization? Allow your name to be put in nomination for a board position or one of the officer slots? Or have someone you'd like to nominate (with their permission, of course)? Let us hear from you soon.

We would very much like to receive your suggestions for recipients of awards including your reasons, that we biennially award to deserving members.

Regarding Vol. II, I will be making a presentation at Conf '93 showing the new format which Gerald Eller introduced me to and which I am very enthusiastic. See the November Chronicles, page 303 for an example.

 See you in July!

A. William Eller, President

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