Jesse Cleve Elliott and Matilda Louise Williams were my maternal Grandparents. Jesse passed away sometime around 1939 from pneumonia, maybe....Matilda Williams Elliott passed away sometime in 1966-67 in Mobile, Alabama. Most, if not all of her children, my Aunts and Uncles and Father, were born in Small Towns of Mississippi, before relocating to Mobile in the 1940's.
I loved my Grandmother very much, she was Nana to me and my cousins. Not till a few years ago did I know she raised me for a few years after my biological parents (Bill and Marcella Elliott; Bill was my father and Grandparents son) divorced in or around January 1952. I was born on October 12, 1951 and had two sisters slightly older than me. One was named Pat and is remembered to be about two years older than me and the other was named Brenda thought to be about one year older than me. They were children of our shared Mother, Marcella, a nurse, also thought to be from Mobile, Al., but a different marriage or at least a different father than mine. My biological fathers name (son to these grandparents) was Samuel Barthlomeu Elliott, but went by S.B. or Bill Elliott. He was a light truck driver until he enlisted in the Army in the 40's, and became a career Soldier in the Army. He passed away in 1983 in Pensacola, Florida. When my parents separated and divorced, my birth mother, Marcella, supposedly put me in a taxi and sent me to my Grandmother, mentioned above. My Grandmother kept me and eventually, due to her age, let her youngest daughter, Lottie Janiece Elliott Kvalheim and her husband, Nels C. Kvalheim, Jr. adopt me and raise me.
I have become ill with a rare lung disease and have searched for my mother and sisters for years off and on. Since being ill with this lung disease, have tried to determine if it is a heritary strain or if there was anything like this that ran on my maternal side of the family to no avial. I hope if you read this and wonder if you may be part of my solution and a relative that you contact me through here!
Jan (Elliott) Kvalheim Orndorff