Photo of Ella made 1954
Frances Tillett, daughter of Benjamin Dough Tillett and his 4th
wife, Almira Blake Hayman, was born in Kitty Hawk on Aug. 11, 1879
and died in Norfolk, Va. on April 3, 1955. Ella married George Washington O'Neal at Colington,
NC on Feb. 23, 1905. George W. O'Neal, the son of Evan
O'Neal and Mary Susan Whitson, was born at Nags Head on Feb.
22, 1877 and died in Elizabeth City, NC on Mar. 23, 1967. [see
obit] Ella & George are buried in the
Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk.
They had the following children:
Odell Tillett (1901-1970) married Celia Richard Gray.
Hester was Ella's son by a previous relationship.
Gold Tillett (1904-1991) married Mary Holland Sanderlin. Melvin was listed as
a Tillett and "adopted" in 1910. He was
buried as an O'Neal.
3) Eva Leola O'Neal (1905-1993)
married Leon Hardy Perry
Delton O'Neal (1907-1938) married Mary Florence Hughes
5) Carl Clifton O'Neal (1909-1909)
Alvah Elbert O'Neal (1912-1977) married Sadie Violet Brice
7) Mitchell Howard O'Neal
(1917-2009) married Muriel Weed, Doris Hanson &
Ingeborg Pust. He died in a nursing home in
Homosassa, Florida and was cremated and
there was no funeral. His ashes were scattered in Kitty Hawk Bay
Christmas week 2009.)
[Photographs submitted by