Jones Forte Elliott1,2,3

ID# 9106, (1897 - 1947)
FatherWilliam Davis Elliott4,5,3 (4 Jul 1859 - 17 Mar 1924)
MotherCarrie Jones6,7,3 (9 Oct 1865 - 16 Sep 1941)

Key Events:

Birth: 26 Oct 1897, Montgomery Co., Tennessee8,9,10
Marriage: 17 Jan 1921, Albany, Morgan Co., Alabama, Minnie Diana Thomas Gracey (27 Feb 1901 - 1971)11,12
Divorce: before 1930, Minnie Diana Thomas Gracey (27 Feb 1901 - 1971)13,14
Marriage: 21 Mar 1931, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Nancy Palmer Castner (10 Dec 1899 - Jun 1985)15,16,17
Death: 4 Feb 1947, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee3,18
Burial: 5 Feb 1947, Clarksville, Tennessee19,20
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Jones Forte Elliott was born on 26 Oct 1897 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.8,9,10
     He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of his parents, William Davis Elliott and Carrie Jones.4 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of his parents.5
     Jones attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville.21
     Jones served in a U.S. Naval submarine service in World War I.22
     He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the household of his parents.23
Advertisment by Jones F. Elliott - 1923
from Clarksville Daily Leaf-Chronicle24

     Jones married first Minnie Diana Thomas Gracey, daughter of Julien Frank Gracey and Minnie Thomas, on 17 Jan 1921 in Albany, Morgan Co., Alabama, with Rev. L. F. Goodwin officating.11,12
     He opened a new business in partnership with S. H. Ballentine, Fort Products Co., on 1 Feb 1921. Located at 119 Third Ave. N., Nashville, it advertised "All kinds of repair work and storage on Ford cars only." He was the manager. The business was short-lived. They dissolved it effective 1 Jun 1921.25,26
     When he became owner and operator of the Clarksville Auto Tire Company in Clarksville is unknown. He sold the business, effective 11 Dec 1922, to Cagney, Baggett, and H. D. Finnely. He said in a public announcement they had bought all the operating, tire, gasoline, and oil equipment and would provide "prompt and courteous service, at the same old place, in the same old way," suggesting the business had been operating before his venture in Nashville.27
     He remained in the automobile business at least for a time. In the winter of 1923 Jones ran a series of ads in the Clarksville newspapers for Overland automobiles.24
     Minnie was living in Montana in Apr 1929, it would appear to establish residency for a divorce proceeding, though no actual divorce record has yet been found.28
     Jones and Minnie were divorced before 1930.13,14
     Jones married second Nancy Palmer Castner, daughter of George L. Castner and Nannie T. Farnsworth, on 21 Mar 1931 in Davidson Co., Tennessee, with Rev. George Stores officating.15,16,17
     By 1936 Jones was the regional manager of the American Academy of Accountancy, which was advertising accounting courses held in Nashville. In 1940 he reproted he had not been working the last week of March, but had worked 52 weeks the prior year, earning $1,200.29,30,31
     Jones and Nancy appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at 2100 Belmont Blvd., enumerated 8 Apr 1940, reporting they were renting their apartment for $55 per month, and had lived in the same city in 1935. Their daughterwas listed as living with them, as was her mother.32 He also appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Rutherford Co., Tennessee, at the U.S. Veterans Hospital, enumerated 23 May 1940.33
     Jones served in a U.S. Naval Construction Battalion in World War II.34,35
     Jones died on 4 Feb 1947 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee, at age 49.3,18 He was buried on 5 Feb 1947 in Clarksville, Tennessee.19,20

Children:
     There were no children with Minnie Diana Thomas Gracey

Children:
     Children with Nancy Palmer Castner:

Jones and Nancy's daughter is believed to be still living.

Citations

  1. [S4564] William Elliot household, 1910 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows name as Jones F. Elliot.
  2. [S8838] Marriage Records, Davidson Co., Tennessee, 51:36, no. 48142, Jones Forte Elliott and Nancy Palmer Castner, entered twice and signed with middle name spelled Forte.
  3. [S8824] Jones Fort Elliott, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S4563] D. William Elliott household, 1900 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  5. [S4564] William Elliot household, 1910 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  6. [S4563] D. William Elliott household, 1900 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S4564] William Elliot household, 1910 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  8. [S8824] Jones Fort Elliott, Certificate of Death, shows date, county, and state.
  9. [S4563] D. William Elliott household, 1900 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, shows month, year, age 2, and state.
  10. [S8842] Marriages Record, Morgan Co., Alabama, Q:613, Jones F. Elliott and Minnie T. Gracey, shows age 23 on 26 Oct 1920, and state.
  11. [S8842] Marriages Record, Morgan Co., Alabama, Q:613, Jones F. Elliott and Minnie T. Gracey, shows date, town, and officant.
  12. [S2101] Moore and Foster, Tennessee the Volunteer State, pg 39, shows married.
  13. [S8844] Marriage Affidavits, Grays Harbor Co., Washington, no. 8383, Stephen R. Winslow and Diana Gracey, shows she re-married 24 Mar 1930.
  14. [S8845] Marriage Licenses and Certificates, Alameda Co., California, 190:176, Stephen Winslow and Diana Gracey, shows her as divorced, and re-married 21 Jun 1930.
  15. [S8838] Marriage Records, Davidson Co., Tennessee, 51:36, no. 48142, Jones Forte Elliott and Nancy Palmer Castner, shows date and officant.
  16. [S8837] Jones F. Elliott household, 1940 U.S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, shows married.
  17. [S8824] Jones Fort Elliott, Certificate of Death, shows her as his wife.
  18. [S8840] Jones Fort Elliott obituary, Nashville Tennessean, shows died yesterday, and city.
  19. [S8824] Jones Fort Elliott, Certificate of Death, shows city.
  20. [S8840] Jones Fort Elliott obituary, Nashville Tennessean, shows tomarrow, and city.
  21. [S8840] Jones Fort Elliott obituary, Nashville Tennessean.
  22. [S8840] Jones Fort Elliott obituary, Nashville Tennessean, shows he was in the submarine service in the first World War.
  23. [S4566] W. D. Elliott household, 1920 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  24. [S8850] Jones F. Elliott advertisement, Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, 12 Feb 1923.
  25. [S8846] Ford Products Co. advertisment, Nashville Tennessean, 16 Jan 1921, shows him as manager.
  26. [S8847] "Notice of Dissolution of Partnership of Ford Products Co.," Nashville Tennessean, 7 Jun 1921, shows partner, date dissolved.
  27. [S8849] Notice of change in ownership of Clarksville Auto Tire Co, Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, 11 Dec 1922.
  28. [S8848] Julian F. Gracey obituary, Nashville Tennessean, shows her, with name as Mrs. Jones F. Elliott, as a resident of Montana.
  29. [S8851] American Academy of Accountancy advertisement, Nashville Tennessean, 2 Dec 1936.
  30. [S8837] Jones F. Elliott household, 1940 U.S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, shows occupation as salesman, industry as accounting courses.
  31. [S8824] Jones Fort Elliott, Certificate of Death, shows occupation as salesman.
  32. [S8837] Jones F. Elliott household, 1940 U.S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee.
  33. [S8839] U.S. Veterans Hospital, 1940 U.S. Census, Rutherford Co., Tennessee.
  34. [S8840] Jones Fort Elliott obituary, Nashville Tennessean, shows he was a seabee in the second World War.
  35. [S8824] Jones Fort Elliott, Certificate of Death, shows a veteran of WWII.