Born March 9, 1895, Sheboygan, Michigan
Died August 27, 1945, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Assuming I have the right Horatio V. Ellis, of which there appears to be just one in the census records, Horatio Vernon Ellis was born on March 9, 1895, in Sheboygan, Michigan, to Albert and Rosella Ellis. Ellis worked as an elevator operator and a plumbing salesman. He lived in Duluth, Saint Paul, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife Bertha; also in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He wrote just one story for Weird Tales, "The Gorilla," from the September 1923 issue. I wish we knew more about Ellis. Instead all I can say is that he died on August 27, 1945, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and was buried at Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Horatio V. Ellis' Story in Weird Tales
"The Gorilla" (Sept. 1923)
Unfortunately none except for the story.
|Berni Wrightson interpreted the same scene in 1976.|
|Sometimes gorillas are bad. Sometimes gorillas are good. And sometimes gorillas are Magilla.|
Text copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley