I have found no documentation for Ella's birth other than her death certificate and obituary. I can also find no information on her mother, Louisa. The first document I find noting Ella Webb is the 1870 census, which shows her living with her father and his family. It can only be assumed that Louisa died between 1864 and 1870 and that Charles moved in with his mother to help care for the child. Ella was born in Nebraska, but by 1870 she and her father are living in Ray County, Missouri.
Charles Webb was a farmer and owned land in Ray County. Ella lived with her father on his farm until she married Henry Clay Hankins in 1885.
1. Post on genealogy boards and reach out to Ray County Historical Society to try to track down photographs of Ella.