Born " Mary Elaine" , The daughter of Waverly F. Anderson and Libbie Roberts.. Her father was a trader . She was married to an actor named Zachary Scott before she divorced (with one child) and married John Steinbeck.
Burial :Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA
↑ Original data: Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Birth Certificates, 1903–1932. iArchives, Orem, Utah.
"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH14-CZN : accessed 07 May 2014), Elaine Scott in household of Edward F Scott, Justice Precinct 1, Parker, Texas, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 87, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821838.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 April 2018), memorial page for Elaine Anderson Steinbeck (14 Aug 1914–27 Apr 2003), Find A Grave: Memorial #7394972, citing Garden of Memories, Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services. Microfiche.
A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia.Brian E. Railsback, Michael J. Meyer.Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2006