Ella Kathleen Maddox was born on 23 Feb 1872, the second child of Dr William Gordon Maddox (1844-1916) and his wife Maria Grace Schultze (c.1849-1889). She married Leonard Albert Cuff on 15 Oct 1901 at the Holy Trinity Church, Launceston. They had five children: Leonard Gordon, born 1 Feb 1903; Nancy Gordon, 1 Jun 1904; Elizabeth Gordon, 30 Jun 1906; Alan Gordon, 7 Jun 1908 and John Gordon, 8 Oct 1914. Like his father and grandfather, Leonard, a New Zealander, was a keen cricketer and a member of the Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association. He also achieved success in athletics, golf and bowls. Leonard died aged 88 on 9 Oct 1954. Ella passed away aged 97 on 9 Sep 1969. Their cremated remains were interred in the Western Wall at Carr Villa. See The Examiner 27 May 2006, p.34.