I have no idea if you are still following this thread, I happened upon it by chance and had completely forgotten about it. Seeing the name Dorothy reminded me about a great-great(?) aunt "Dottie" and I believe she was my grandmother Olga's sister.
In the years since you've made these posts, there have been rumors that my grandmother, Olga Akers, was NOT cherokee but these are being circulated by only one family member are I have no idea if there is any truth as I don't speak to that person.
What I do find confusing is that on this website under the social security index is a death index for whom I thought was my grandmother: Olga Akers, ss# 558-34-3766, deathplace California, birthdate Feb 12, 1910 deathdate November 11, 1997 with a last known address in Staunton, Virginia.My grandmother died in Hemet, CA in 1990 though I don't know when exactly she was born...so who is THIS Olga Akers? I can't imagine this is a common name?
Hmmmm....interesting. Have you found out any new information in the .. 11 years since we all last posted?