|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1900|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1991|
Elsie Elizabeth Hess was born in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, the youngest of two daughters born to Louis & Lena Hess, grocers in Madison. She is the granddaughter of German immigrants, Henry & Elizabeth Hess who immigrated to Madison, WS where her grandfather worked as a tailor.
It is not know how she met the young military doctor, Alfred Mordecai, but it is known she left her home in Madison and travelled to his post in the Philippines to marry him on November 8, 1928. Elsie would spend the next 25 years as an Army wife, following Alfred on his various assignments.
Alfred retired from the military in 1944 and became Health Officer for three western NC counties, and Elsie was finally able to set up a permanent home in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co, NC.
Elsie was widowed in 1975, with the passing of her husband of 47 years. She remained in Winston-Salem another 16 years, passing in 1991, just 5 days shy of her 91st birthday. Her remains were taken to Raleigh to be buried next to her husband in the Mordecai plot at Oakwood Cemetery.
Alfred Mordecai (1889 - 1975)*
North Carolina, USA
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