Andrew Patrick Ellis is the son of William Benjamin and Mary Ann Boatman Ellis. He was born at Plunk (near Dawson), Wright co., Mo. He married Ida Elizabeth Watson Nov. 29, 1905 in Plunk, Wright co., Mo. They had five children: Arthur Eugene, Mabel Loretta, Iva Eunice, Beulah May, and Zula Fay Ellis.
At the time of the 1900 U.S. Census for Van Buren township, Wright county, Missouri, Andrew P. Ellis, age 33 and single was living with his 75 year old father Benjamin and Benjamin's granddaughter, Rachel Wiles.
Andrew P. Ellis and his wife Ida were found in 1910 at the time of the U.S. Census living in Van Buren township, Wright county, Missouri. This was Andrew's first marriage and Ida's second, they had been married four years as of 29 April 1910. Ida was the mother of four, all four were living at the time of enumeration. Besides their three children, Columbus Ellis, Andrew's step-son was also living in the home. Andrew was engaged in general farming his farm on which he held a mortgage.
Andrew Ellis and his wife Ida E. Ellis were found in Van Buren township, Wright county, Missouri at the time of the 1920 U.S. Census. Andrew owned his farm on which he held a mortgage. They had five children at home as well as Columbus Ellis, listed as a step-son, age 20. (Christopher Columbus Ellis was the son of Albert R. Ellis, Ida's first husband, Albert Riley Ellis).
Andrew P. and Ida Ellis were found at the time of the 1930 U.S. Census living in Van Buren township, Wright county, Missouri. The census stated that Andrew was age 37 at the time of his first marriage and Ida was 14. She had been previously married when they married. Andrew was engaged in general farming and he owned his home.