Ellis, Ralph, d.1987

With wife, Ethelyn, owned Ellis Neon Company in Los Angeles until blackout during World War II put them out of business. The couple moved to Medford Oregon and owned and operated Medford Neon Co. from 1943 to 1956. They were the area's major neon sign designers and manufacturers for many years and other local sign manufacturers got their start by working with them. (Reference: "Blazing the Way," Table Rock Sentinel, November/December 1991; "Neon designer Ethelyn Ellis , 101, dies," Mail Tribune, Feb. 10, 1996)

City: 

Medford

Spouse: 

Ethelyn Jane Hawtheway, married Aug. 2, 1923 in Portland

Children: 

Barbara Ellis Robinson and Louise Ellis Wilcox

Occupation: 

Neon sign maker