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Wednesday’s Child: Carole Orloff

Lillian Elstein was my grandmother Vera’s sister. Lally (as she was known) was born in Winnipeg in 1909. She married Conrad Orloff, an actuary, at the age of 20 and had two children, Warren and Carole.

Lally, Carole, and Warren Visiting family in Winnipeg, Aug 1937. (Winnipeg Free Press)
Lally, Carole, and Warren, Aug 1937. (Winnipeg Free Press)

Sadly, Lally and Carole were killed in a car accident in 1940 outside of Kansas City. The following item appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press shortly after the funeral service.

Winnipeg Free Press - June 13 1940
Winnipeg Free Press – June 13 1940

Mother and daughter were buried side by side in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, Winnipeg.

Grave of Lilian and Carole Orloff, Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, Winnipeg
Grave of Lilian and Carole Orloff, Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, Winnipeg

On a happier note, I have recently connected with Lillian Orloff Spencer, Warren’s daughter, and I very much look forward to meeting her in person some day.