Ellen Johnston married Loran D. Carpenter of the Carpenters of Atlas Twp., Genesee Co., Michigan on 20 October 1903, in Sterling, Arenac Co., MI:
CARPENTER-Ellen C. Carpenter, 129 E. Eddington, 69, died Saturday, June 19, 1954, at McClaren General Hospital. Services will be held at 10 A.M. Tuesday, June 22, at the Colonial Chapel, Riegle Funeral Home, and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home. The Rev. Frederick Vosburg will officiate. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the Moose Auxiliary and BSM. She leaves her husband, Loren D. Carpenter, Plainfield, N.J., four sons, John, St. Clair; Archie, Detroit; L. D., Altadena, Cal., and Clyde, Flint; two brothers, Archie Johnston, Greencourt, Alb., and Donald Cameron, Flint; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Stout, Mrs. Beatrice Powers and Mrs. Flora Bennett; Flint, and Mrs. Marion Schantz, Charlevoix: six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ellen was the daughter of John & Anna (Cameron) Johnston and the step-daughter of Donald Cameron. She (Ellen) had another sister, Belle (Johnston) Wodtke, who died in 1920.