Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Photo of Young Siblings James Dalton Elliott & Miriam Velma Elliott of Lakeland, Florida



Circa 1900 photograph of siblings James Dalton Elliott and Miriam Velma Elliott of Lakeland, Florida.  The photograph was taken by the Ward Pender studio of Lakeland.


From online research, hopefully correct:

James Dalton Elliott and his sister Miriam Velma Elliott were the children of Dudley Dalton Elliott and wife Ida Isabelle (Lanier) Elliott, both born in Florida.  Their paternal grandparents were Irvin Hilton Elliott and his first wife Diana Hester (Beaman) Elliott.  Their maternal grandparents were James S. and Sarah Miriam (Turner) Lanier.

James Dalton Elliott was born 29 December 1896 at Kathleen, Florida.  In 1918, he married Eurie Alberta Hebb, who was born 13 December 1900, the daughter of Nicholas Harris Heb and wife Harriet Tallulah "Lula" (Folsom) Heb.

James and Eurie lived at Lakeland, Florida, where they raised several children.

Miriam Velma Elliott was born 30 December 1898.  I found a reference online where she died 27 May 1989 but I haven't found the actual source myself.  I didn't find a marriage for her.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

This post originally included another photograph, that of a young woman identified as Elsie Elliot, but Elsie is now featured in a post of her own.  She was the daughter of Llewellyn Ansel Elliot and Effie May (Roseburrough) Elliot of Ames, Iowa.  At age 43, Elsie married a Mr. Ramsey and moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The photographs were found together but whether the siblings and Elsie are related, or if Elliott and Elliot are merely coincidental, I don't know.




11 comments:

  1. Thanks for a nice share you have given to us with such an large collection of information. Great work you have done by sharing them to all. simply superb. Photo Recovery

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  2. Thank you for your kind comment!

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  3. That's amazing! I just googled my name And found actual photos of my own family. My name is Dalton James Elliott. I believe From talking to my grandmother and grandfather that James Dalton Elliott is my great, or great great grandfather. I am positive of this because I hear so much of the Lanier name and the correlation of all our family names, like James, Irvin, and velma. Thank you so much for posting this and I would love more information if you have any!

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  4. I'm so pleased that you found this photo of your ancestor and his sister! I wish I could tell you where I found it - but it's probably the only item that I have of your family. Unless - and you could ask your grandparents - the accompanying photo belongs to your family as well. Thanks for commenting - and making my day!

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  5. My name is Caleb Elliott James Dalton Elliott is my grandfather he also had a brother named Dudley Elliott who we called uncle Dudley but James is my grandfather he had a son named Harris who is my father I have been tracing our family history and its amazing to see a picture of my grandfather and great aunt when they where little

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    1. Glad you happened by! And thanks for the extra information.

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  6. I have a picture I found that had the same photographers photo. It has a different couple but identical set minus the dresser. My email is troyburris04@yahoo.com 352-585-6425.
    Ps. I found the picture behind an original fireplace that I had to remove. Any response would be greatly appreciated

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  7. Wish I knew more about the photographer, but I don't, sorry. This is the site I usually check - a database of 19th century photographers, but I don't see Ward Pender on there: http://www.langdonroad.com/. It's possible the studio didn't start until the 20th century. Is the couple identified?

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  8. The woman in the second photo taken in Ames, Iowa is Elsie Elliot Ramsey b. 19 JUN 1900 in Ames, Nevada Story, Iowa she d. 12 FEB 1991, as a widow, at the age of 90 yrs, 8 months in a nursing home in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA. She was the d/o Lewellyn Ansel "Lew" Elliot and Effie May Roseburrough. She had roots in Canada and to early Colonial America going eventually back to England and Scotland. She lived with her parents and worked as a stenographer for many years before finally marrying in late 1943 when she was 43 years old to Mr. Ramsey (I've been unable to locate his first name). She and her husband lived in Winston-Salem, NC. I have located the wife of one of her 1st cousins, twice removed, on her maternal Roseburrough side on Ancestry and have written to her. She also has, through her deceased nephew Dr. Homer Freeman Elliot, a grand-nephew Roger “Denny” Elliot of Little Rock, Ark and grand-niece Rose Ann Elliot Hite of Rockport, Texas. They are not on Ancestry, but I've been searching for them or their kids/grandkids on Facebook. Who knows they may already have a copy of this photograph. My connection to Elsie is very, very, distant. Her face reached out to me from my PC monitor and I decided to let the detective in me go to work. I've attached her photo to her in my family tree.

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    1. Ah, I so empathize with "reached out to me from my PC monitor"!

      So likely no relation to the children, then? I should make a post for her herself to make it easier for any relatives to find this photograph. She has such a lovely expression.

      Thank you for all of this information.

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    2. In my research, I found no connection between she and the children in the photo taken in Florida. And so true, she does have such a lovely expression in the photo. Making a separate post for her would probably make it easier for family to find the post.

      I forgot to mention, she lived in Ames, IA all those years with her parents before she married in Dec 1943. I have a photograph of the house she lived in with her husband in Winston-Salem, NC. She is listed as the informant on her father's death certificate in 1969 and is listed as Mrs. Elsie Ramsey. It appears her father left Ames, IA to live with her in Winston-Salem once he was widowed and older and she took care of him (his usual residence is listed as her address on his death certificate). Not sure if this additional information is helpful, but thought I'd add it.

      Thanks for your quick reply :)

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