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Name: Miss Ellie

Born: 1915

First line, upon learning that her youngest son has married Digger Barnes’ daughter: “I’m sorry, I don’t know what to say!” (“Digger’s Daughter”, Episode 1, 1978).

Last line, inviting daughter-in-law Cally away on vacation: “Or come to Hong Kong with us, for that matter, if you need a change.” (“The Southfork Wedding Jinx”, Episode 332, 1990)

Marital History: Married to Jock Ewing for 43 years until his death in 1981, and to Clayton Farlow since 1984.

Addresses: Southfork Ranch, Braddock Rd, Texas (1915-90); places unknown (1990 onwards).

Most likely to say: “We may be right and we may be wrong but we’re Ewings, we stick together, and that’s what makes us unbeatable.”

"Mama should have had her tubes tied together right after I was born." JR, 1988

Family
Father: Aaron Southworth (deceased 1939)
Brother: Garrison Southworth (deceased 1979)
Sons: JR, Gary, Bobby
Grandchildren: Lucy Ewing, James Beaumont, John Ross Ewing III, Christopher
Ewing, Bobby Ewing, Betsy Ewing, Lucas Krebbs, Molly Whittaker.
Great grandson: Jimmy Beaumont.

Love interests
Digger Barnes, her childhood sweetheart.
Jock Ewing, Digger’s rival, whom she married in 1938 in order to save the ranch.
Clayton Farlow, her second husband to whom she has been married since 1984.

Enemies
The fixated Jessica Montford who kidnapped Ellie in order to prevent her marrying brother Clayton.

High points
Being reunited with her brother Garrison after forty years. Being reunited with her son Gary after fifteen years. Marrying Clayton.

Low points
Undergoing a mastectomy. Jock’s death. The year long battle between JR and Bobby for control of Ewing Oil which sent her to the brink of collapse.

 

 

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