|Queen Ellis' Bible|
|Copyright dates found on second page of bible|
- James Clarence Ellis, born 11 January 1915 in Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Ola Mae in Kansas City, Missouri
- Virgil Vernon Ellis, born 6 June 1917
- Albert Ellis, born 18 April 1918
- Robert Ellis, born 8 June 1929
- Arthur Fred Ellis, born 17 July 1921 in Gastonia, North Carolina; married Marie Conner in 1962
- Jessie Roberta Ellis, born 21 November 1922 in Gastonia, North Carolina; married Everett M. Grimm on 2 February 1960 in Dinsmore, Florida
- Dorothy Ellis, born 23 March 1924 in Gastonia, North Carolina; married Warren H. Hall on 11 November in Lancaster, South Carolina
- Clara Ma Ellis, born 17 January 1925 in Gastonia, North Carolina; married Veto A. Vespoint in York, South Carolina
- Earl Dugar Ellis, born 17 September 1927 in Gastonia, North Carolina; married Renee
- Margaret Mae Ellis, born 23 July 1931 in Charlotte, North Carolina; married Don E. Penninger in Lancaster, South Carolina
- Mikie Berry Ellis, born 27 September 1933 in Charlotte, North Carolina; married Francis White
- Franklin D Ellis, born 29 October 1936 in Charlotte, North Carolina; married Faye Dowell on 28 August 1960 in Statesville, North Carolina
- George Emitt Ellis, born 22 November 1939 in Charlotte, North Carolina
|Family Temperance Pledge page from Queen's Bible|
|Family Temperance Pledge|
- Moderate drinking tends to drunkenness, while total abstinence directly from it.
- It is said on reliable authority that in recent years one boy in five becomes addicted to drink by the time he is 21 years of age.
- Intoxicating drinks can do no good as a beverage, and there are always safer and surer remedies to use in case of sickness.
- The idea of moderation is full of deceit, and our estimate of the power of our own will is usually a mistaken one.
- The drinking habit is the cause of the larger portion of the misery, poverty, and crime in our land.
- Both science and experience prove that even moderate drinking is injurious to health.
- Eternal interests are often forfeited through drink, for the Bible declares that no drunkard shall enter heaven.
- The Bible pronounces no blessing upon drinking, but many upon total abstinence.
- It is easier to keep a pledge publicly, solemnly given than a simple resolution.
- The pledge protects us from the solicitations of friends, and removes us from the temptations of the saloon.
- Persons miscalculate their ability to drink in moderation, and become slaves to the drinking habit before they are aware of it.
- Intemperance obstructs civilization, education, religion and every useful reform.
|Queen Vistie Snipes Ellis|
Provided by Thomas Cardenas
- Queen Vistie Snipes Ellis, 1915-1962, The Holy Bible, Hertel's New Standard Alphabetically Indexed Bible (Chicago, Illinois, USA: The John A Hertel Co., 1924); privately held by Clara R. Findley.
- Photos of Bible taken June 2013 by Brittany Jenkins
- Photo of Queen Ellis provided by Thomas Cardenas