Norris Ellis married around 1901. His wife, Elizabeth was at least a
dozen years his senior, and the couple never was blessed with children.
The 1906 City Directory shows him working as a driver and living at 821
Mount Vernon Street. The 1910 Census Census shows the couple at the same
address. He was then working as a laborer at an iron works. The couple
was still living at that address when the 1914 City Directory was
compiled. By that time James Norris Ellis had been appointed to the
Camden Fire Department.
March 20, 1918 James Norris Ellis had been appointed to the Camden
Police Department. James and Elizabeth Ellis were still living at 821
Mount Vernon Street. The 1920 Census shows that they had moved to 776
Walnut Street. They were still living at that address in April of 1930.
By that time he had been promoted to the rank of detective.
the 1930s Elizabeth Ellis passed away, and James Norris Edward
remarried. He was living with his second wife, Marie, at 1119 Princess
Avenue when the 1940 Camden City Directory was compiled.
January 13, 1937 James Norris Edwards' father, Aerson Ellis, last a
resident of 720 Berkley
Street, passed away. His mother, Caroline K.
Ellis, died on July 29, 1940. They were both buried at Harleigh
1942 James and Marie Ellis had moved to 1315 Princess
Avenue. He had left the police department and gone to work as a guard
at Cooper Hospital. He was still employed at Cooper Hospital and living
with his wife at the Princess
Avenue address when the 1947 City
Directory was compiled. The Ellises are not listed in the 1956 or 1959
New Jersey Bell Telephone Directories.