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John L. Elliott


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Date: 11/11/2013 at 16:34:35

Aged Resident of Milford Dead
John L. Elliott Passed Away After Thirty Three Years Residence in County

John Logan Elliott was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, July 23, 1845, and passed away on December 13, 1922, at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 20 days.

His father and mother died when he was a boy of seven, after which his grandmother took him to her home in Indiana, where he was given into another family to raise. Four years later he started out for himself and selected a home for himself where he lived until he entered the army.

In 1861, at the age of 15 years, Mr. Elliott answered his countrys call and joined Company K, 37th Regiment, from Rush county, Indiana. He reported at Lawrenceburg September 4, and left there for the field in Kentucky, October 21. After this he saw service under General Thomas in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. He took part in five battles and was mustered out of the service October 27, 1864. After the war, Mr. Elliott came to Mitchell county, Iowa, where he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Abbott. They resided in Jessup, where they were engaged in farming. About 1889 they moved to Dickinson county where they have resided since.

Besides the widow, there is left a daughter, Mrs. Stella Munger, of Jessup, Iowa, and a son, James Elliott, of Springfield, Ill. One son died in infancy. There are four grandchildren, Louis, Margaret, and Elizabeth Elliott and Ralph Munger.

Mr. Elliot was a loyal citizen of Milford where he had his home for the past nine years. So persistently cheerful under all circumstances that everyone who knew him feels the loss of a true friend and a worthy citizen. All these sincerely extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved at this time. The funeral services were held in the Cong [sic] church and burial in the Milford cemetery, Friday, at 2 p.m. Many beautiful flowers were sent by loving friends, The American Legion acted as an escort to the church and cemetery.

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