South Lebanon Historical Society Inc.

David Egbert Ellis

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Joined Feb 6 2014
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73 years old
Tipp City, Ohio
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Resident of Kings Mills 1944 to 1962. My father was the town barber and my mother was the school cook. Brother, Boyd S Ellis and sister Wanda Ausman. As a teenager I was a musician, a scholar and an Eagle Scout where I wrote an essay on the history of Kings. I use to sing at funerals at the Witt funeral home for spare money. I spent my summers working the hayfields and later worked the Warren County roads for the Engineer's department with Nick Nelson. We serviced all of the old bridges. My nickname was "Hod" after Hod Eller.  I use to hang out with  the later congressman, Ronnie Magg. He was always a jovial fellow. I found the girls in South Lebanon who attended Kings to be the prettiest by far but I never got very far.

I attended Miami U and my first job was at LeCI as a psychologist in 1966. Judge David Batsche helped me to get the job. David was also my Best Man at my wedding that year.

I finished my doctorate in California in 1988  and returned to the Dayton area to practice psychology. I contracted to do seminars for Ford Motor and traveled the US and Canada for five years. My dissertation concerned my work with Ford in Interpersonal Skills Training. My last twenty working years were with ODRC as regional Clinical Director of Mental Health. I developed the Sex Offender Risk Assessment Center in London.

I am retired in Tipp with my wife Regina and my two beagles at our property known as Buzzard Bois. We also have a home on a lake in Minnesota. We like to travel and make a yearly trek to Quintana Roo Mexico. My son Pete lives in Chicago with wife and two boys. My daughter Maggie owns a hostel in Antigua Guatemala where she currently resides. 

My current interests are History, Forensics, Tai Chi, and my Triumph Motorcycle. Regina and I are Master Gardeners and Kentucky Colonels. I enjoy biking on the backroads of Warren County. I have great memories of Place and South Lebanon was one of them. As a kid, I use to hitch rides on the Pennsylvania Railway from Kings to South Lebanon. It was scary but well worth the trip. 

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Reply Maryan S. Harrison (President)
4:55 PM on April 14, 2014 
Welcome Mr. Ellis. Thank you for completing your profile. We meet every third Tuesday of the month meetings will be posted. Please feel free to contact us if you are in the area to attend a meeting. We are currently campainging for sponsors for a historic museum . South Lebanon is the oldest town in Warren County. Our mission is to offer the schools and general public access to artifacts, documents, videos of the area. walking (bike trail) historic tours.