Ellen Florence HUGHES , 1851–1921 (aged 69 years)
Ella James' birthday book has an entry "Granma James 26.9.1851". This entry cannot refer to her grandmother as she would have to have been born, say, 15 + years before her mother, Ellen Florence Hughes, and, referring to above, she was born about 1853. This entry may have been made by one of her children and therefore Granma James could be Ellen Florence.
There was some references in the IGI for Ellen being born in the US of A, but this has not been confirmed.