This past long weekend, I had the opportunity to pick up Marilyn Moffatt from the airport and to head out on a little road trip to visit the matriarchs of our family. My whole focus for this wee piece of family history was to learn what I could about the Elliott family, at least in terms of narratives or remembrances, even if in some cases, they were slightly exaggerated or foggy.
Marilyn is the daughter of John Staunton Elliott (Uncle Jack) and Edith Ward. We are truly blessed that Marilyn is so open and active in connecting with her family. She is a treasure.
Caroline was born two years after Uncle Ted and two years before my own Gramma, Florence Elliott. I’ve very few stories on Caroline. An interesting fact is that she became a Catholic and is buried in Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Burlington/Hamilton, alongside her husband Stanley James Gamelin.
Auntie Caroline and Uncle Stan had three children and one loss, Orville, Donnie and Joan. I am really eager to learn more about the three and what might have happened over the years. At one time, I believed Orville was a test pilot on a aircraft carrier and that his demise was related to an accident, but I have recently learned that Orville lived much beyond those years. And so…the research continues. If you know anything at all about the family, I’d love to hear from you.
Here, I’m providing a screen shot containing some of the information gathered to this point. Credit to this organization of facts goes out to Family Search.
Marriage certificate for Stanley James and Caroline May appears below.
The resting place in Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery for Caroline and Stanley.
If you have any memories of Caroline, I’d appreciate you contacting me via e mail firstname.lastname@example.org