Listed as "Ella D. Chamberlain" on her KY death certificate, she was the daughter of Dr. Jas. Monroe Dishman and Fanny Eve. She was first married to A. D. Collins. Her second husband was Wm. D. Chamberlain, the son of Ninian A. Chamberlain, Jr., and his wife, Amelia A. Ballinger. Ellen and Wm.--an itinerant race horse trainer by profession--had three daughters: Gwendolyn Ora; Norma D.; and Billie Jo. William died in Hialeah, FL, in 1951 and is reportedly buried in Miami Memorial Park, Miami-Dade Co.