Biography of Ellsworth McGillivray
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





McGillivray, Ellsworth, was born in the town of Caroline, September 30, 1862. Josiah McGillivray, the father of our subject, is a farmer and resident of Ithaca, and has only one son, the subject. He was educated in the common schools and Ithaca High School and his first occupation after leaving school was as a painter, which be followed only long enough to learn the trade. In 1881 he went into the photograph gallery to study for the profession. He was employed by Geo. Stanley about two years and then went with E. D. Evans and was with him for six years. After spending one year in Cortland he returned to Ithaca and August, 1890, he bought the Forest City Art Gallery, which he has since conducted. Mr. McGillivray makes a specialty of large work, such as water colors, crayons, paintings, groups, and photography in all its branches. He also carries a complete line of photographic supplies and cameras for amateurs. He is a member of the order of I. O. O, F. and Knights of Pythias. September 5, 1893, he married Jessie L. Shaw of Albion, N. Y.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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