Ella was born in Woodford County, Illinois, to Charles Williams and Amelia "Milly" (Burt) Williams. She was the fourth of eight children. When she was about 10, her family moved to Nebraska, settling on a farm west of Cedar Bluffs. Her father became a large landowner, and the family was very well to do.
Ella married John Hoshor on October 3, 1900. They had a son, William (Willie), born in July of 1900 or 1901. In 1909, her husband was killed in a tragic accident. He drowned while trying to save a hired hand from drowning. Ella and young Willie moved in with her father and stepmother before eventually relocating permanently to Denver, Colorado.
Ella doted on Willie, and he lived with her the rest of her life, never graduating from school, holding a job, or marrying.
In 1914, Ella married John F. Cass. He died in 1918. Ella then married Oscar Mackell, a widower with three sons.
Ella had hearing loss in both ears as she aged. She wore two huge hearing aids.
She died at age 77. She was preceded in death by her parents, all three of her husbands, and two stepsons. She was survived by her son, Willie, and a stepson, Eddie Mackell, and his family. She was interred in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.
Charles Williams (1847 - 1930)
Milly J. Williams (1851 - 1900)
John Hoshor (1878 - 1909)
John Francis Cass (1887 - 1918)
Oscar Lemon Mackell (1879 - 1954)*
William L. Hoshor (1900 - 1969)*
Franklin Benjamin Williams (1876 - 1958)*
Ella E. Williams Hoshor Cass Mackell (1881 - 1958)
Plot: S1, B505, L36
Created by: Pauser
Record added: Oct 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119525875
Added: May. 16, 2014