Solano County

~ Return to Main Page ~      ~ Return to Biographies ~


William George Elliott is a veteran of two wars and a retired officer of the navy, and is now living at Vallejo, where he has made his home for years. He has been a resident of California since the days of his young manhood, having become connected with the Mare Island navy yard following the completion of his service in the Philippines during the progress .of the Spanish-American war in the late '90s. Mr. Elliott was born in Detroit, Michigan, January 22, 1879, and is a son of James H. and Mary (Hudson) Elliott, both of whom died in 1887.

Bereft by death of his parents when he was but eight years of age, William G. Elliott was cared for by kinsfolk in Detroit and there went on through the high school. He then became apprenticed to the machinist's trade and after completing his apprenticeship entered the navy as a machinist, and while thus serving he took part in naval operations in the Philippines during the time of the Spanish-American war. Upon the completion of that service he became employed in the operations of the navy yard at Mare Island and presently was made a leaderman machinist. When this country entered the World war in 1917 he was commissioned for service in the navy and was retired at the close of that service with the rank of lieutenant commander. He has since been living retired at Vallejo, giving his attention to his considerable private affairs. Mr. Elliott has no fewer than seven medals, awarded for conspicuous service in time of war.

In 1915, at San Francisco, California, William G. Elliott was united in marriage to Miss May R. Tierney, and they have one child, William G. Elliott, Jr. Mr. Elliott erected at Vallejo the first modern apartment house put up in that city, and he and his family make their home there, at No. 617 Ohio street. Mrs. Elliott was born at San Francisco and is a daughter of Luke W. and Mary E. (Malcolm) Tierney, the latter of whom was born in the city of St. Louis, and both of whom are still living. Luke W. Tierney is a native of California, born in San Francisco, and is a son of Michael Tierney, one of the pioneers of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott are democrats and have ever given their interested attention to local civic affairs. Mr. Elliott is a member of the local camp of the United Spanish War Veterans and of the local post of the American Legion. For years he has been an active and influential member of the Marine Engineers Association, and he is also affiliated with the local lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

~ Return to Main Page ~      ~ Return to Biographies ~

This page was last updated 28 Oct 2007

Copyright © 2007 Claire Martin. All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced without specific permission from Claire Martin or the file's contributor and/or author.