1898 City Directory. Itinerant stone cutter William Ellis does not list an employer but many other Butler-Ryan employers also live at this address, including Giordano and McKenna. Ellis was active in the Local Union while he lived in St. Paul serving as Corresponding Secretary in 1899. In the Stone Cutter's Journal of February 1898 Ellis was listed as the "tyler" (warden) of the local union in Tate, Georgia. In June of 1898 the Journal reported that he had been cleared into the St. Paul local.