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ELLSWORTH, Clyde. (Albia, IA, Aug. 20, 1885--Los Angeles, CA, July 14, 1955) Ellsworth moved to Dubuque in 1907 and married Theodora Richards in 1910. Their son was Theodore Richards ELLSWORTH. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard. He was the commander of Dubuque's Company "A" of the Guard during he 1916 Mexican border campaign and in 1918 during WORLD WAR I served as an infantry captain in the Fourth Division with the AEF. He was a member of the national championship rifle team and former member of the DUBUQUE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB.

After operating a business in Dubuque until 1929, Ellsworth moved to California to enter mining and manufacturing.



"Clyde Ellsworth, Mexican Border Vet, Dead at 69," Telegraph Herald, July 14, 1955, p. 12