When Ellis and Carrie were first married they lived in the Jim Kinch House in Lauretta; then they moved to the Dunbar Homestead (where he was raised) where they lived for 30+ years and raised their family. Ellis and Carrie moved back to the Kinch property in Lauretta in the early 1990's where they built their retirement home.
Ellis holds the distinction of being Alma-Lauretta's oldest resident, closely followed by Wilbert Jeffery.
Here's a great photo of Ellis with a bunch of men in front of his old barn being re-constructed. Thanks Donna (Barbour) MacPhee for this 1964 photo.
Happy birthday Ellis!!