biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
L. F. ELLSWORTH, of Monroe Township, was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, June 23, 1823, and came to Iowa in 1864. June 1, 1845, he was married to Miss Mary Oglebay, a native of Pennsylvania, who was born in 1829. By this marriage there have been eleven children: Celestia J. is the wife of William Shaw, of Union Township; Sarah V. is the wife of R. G. Okey, of this township; Caroline is deceased; James W. lives at Rose Hill; Sevellen H. is at home; Mary P. is the wife of Henry Williamson, and resides in Illinois; LeRoy W., Elmer E., Clara C., Laurian C. and Alberta A. are at home. Mr. Ellsworth has been a practicing physician for forty-two years, and a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1848. He was ordained a Deacon in March, 1864, and an Elder in 1868. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity at Oskaloosa. He represented this county in the Fourteenth General Assembly of Iowa in the years 1873-74. He at that time affiliated with the Republican party, but disagreed with them on their financial policy, and has since become a member of the National Greenback party, of which he is the acknowledged leader in this county. He owns eighty acres of excellent land, in good cultivation and well improved. The Doctor is a gentleman of fine ability, professionally and otherwise. He is a gentleman possessing a high sense of honor, of the strictest integrity, and enjoys the unlimited confidence and esteem of a large personal acquaintance.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy