Ella F Burch was the oldest child of William Henry Burch and Susan Matilda Sparks. Her father was a farmer in Indian Creek Township. She had two younger brothers and two younger sisters.
On the 5th of November 1891 she married James T Crum. She was 21 and her husband was 22. They rented a house in Bloomington and James supported the family as a day laborer, a quarryman and later a carpenter.
The couple had three children:
Audley C Crum 1892 – Anna S Crum 1894 – 1975 Opal M Crum 1902 –
They bought a farm on the Whitehall Road.
Her husband died in 1941 at the age of 72. Ella lived to the age of 93 and died in 1963.