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James Wilson Elliott
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1912
Hartselle
Morgan County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 26, 1988
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

James Wilson Elliott obituary published on 31 May 1988 in the San Diego Union

James W. Elliott dies at 75; took part in Bikini Atoll tests

James Wilson Elliott, 75, an Imperial Beach resident since 1947, a retired Navy man who participated in atomic tests and a leader in community projects and military service organizations, died Thursday of heart disease in the Naval Hospital here.

Military services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. There also will be a memorial service at 11 a.m., Saturday, in the Church of Christ in Imperial Beach, where he was a member, followed by a gathering of friends at Fleet Reserve Branch 289.

Memorial contributions in his name may be sent to: Avenue of Flags, American Legion, 121 Bethel Road, Hartselle, Ala., 35640.

Mr. Elliott served in the Navy during World War II and after the war he participated in the atomic testing at Bikini Atoll.

Later, he participated in the Korean Conflict and retired in 1960, after 20 years of service, as a senior chief quartermaster. He spent the next 15 years as a civilian employee of the Navy at North Island Naval Air Station.

He was a volunteer in such organizations as St. Charles Nutrition Clinic in South San Diego and was a charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5477 and Fleet Reserve Association 289 of Imperial Beach. He also was active in American Legion Post 820, Imperial Beach, the American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 940, Chula Vista, and he was a member of the National Association of Atomic Veterans.

A son, Jimmy David Elliott, died in 1971.

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 1988
Edition: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Page: B-5
 
 
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 Parents:
  Isom Watkins Elliott (1872 - 1942)
  Mary Sue Wilson Elliott (1882 - 1977)
 
 Siblings:
  Pearl Maxine Elliott Crowe (1910 - 2004)*
  James Wilson Elliott (1912 - 1988)
  Earl Watkins Elliott (1914 - 1974)*
  Sarah Bernice Elliott (1917 - 1981)*
  Charles Harold Elliott (1925 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: S, C-99
 
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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James Wilson Elliott
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