Ellie is the wife of Jack Ward, the inheriter of the farm and married into the Ward Family. She is also the sister-in-law of Tom, James and their other brothers. She is the mother of Mary and a baby son who lives with them on the farm. Ellie is described as warm, friendly and pretty. Tom is very fond of her. Jack and Ellie aren't very fond of spook's business because may harm their family, as their first child was in grave danger when Mother Malkin followed Tom to the farm. Though they do not like the Spook's business, they do still love Tom and are happy to have a Spook in the family.