Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Eugene Ellison

Born: 12/12/1919

Died: 1/1/1995

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Eugene Ellison, 75, of Anadarko, Oklahoma passed away at his home. He was born on December 12, 1919 in Fort Towson to William Franklin and Susan J. Snead Ellison.

He and the former Gertrude Amos were married on December 13, 1958 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He grew up in Fort Towson and graduated from Fort Towson High School. He lived in the Albuquerque when World War II began and in February 1942, entered the U.S> Army where he served until December 1945. He was in the Pacific Theater of Operations where he was a tank driver. Following his discharge from the Army, he went to college on the G.I. Bill and attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado for two years.

He then went to Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University and received a degree in animal husbandry in 1950.

He began his career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as an extension agent on the Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona. He transferred to the Dort Apache reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona, then to the Hualapai Indian reservation in Valentine, Arizona He later transferred to the Stewart Indian reservation in Carson City, Nevada. He moved to the Albuquerque BIA office to serve as credit officer and served in the same capacity in Phoenix, Arizona.

In June of 1976, he transferred to the Anadarko Area.