I have the obit for Charles Reader Ellis, does this help?
'Oelwein Register', Oelwein, IA 2 Apr 1919, page 6
Born in Pennsylvania February 11,
1834, Died in Ironton, Minnesota,
March 20, 1919
Charles Reader Ellis was born in the state of Pennsylvania, February 11, 1834; died at Ironton, Minnesota, March 20, 1919, at the age of 85 years, 1 month, 9 days. He moved to Illinois with his parents at the age of 13, where he resided intil the early fifties, when he moved to Iowa, which has since been his home. He was united in marriage Septemebr (sic) 7, 1862, with Electa H. Pulver, sevn (sic) children being born to this union. Six children, fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters and other relatives are left to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held from the home of D. A. Fox at 2 p. m. Sunday, March 23, Rev. Leisher officiating.