Henry B. Elliott
ELLIOTT, GOE, SHOTWELL, BALDWIN, BARKER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/11/2011 at 17:06:30
HENRY B. ELLIOTT. This gentleman is the owner and occupant of a productive tract of land on section 20, Fairfield Township, Grundy County, which comprises a quarter-section and is so managed as to bring forth abundant crops of excellent quality. Our subject comes of a good family, being the son of Robert and Sarah C. (Goe) Elliott, natives of Pennsylvania.
Grandfather Henry B. Goe was born in Pennsylvania, and when coming to Iowa in an early day entered three hundred and sixty acres of land from the Government, which prior to his death was given to his daughter, the mother of our subject. Henry B., of this sketch, was one in a family of ten children and was a twin of Mary E. Of that large family only one is deceased, Lyda E., and the living, in addition to those already named, are: James R., Kate C., George, Martha O., Frank, Charlie and Lawrence. The mother of this family was the daughter of Henry B. and Catherine C. (Shotwell) Goe, wealthy residents of Pennsylvania. She is of Scotch-Irish descent, and is a devoted member of the Christian Church.
The parents of our subject are still living, and make their home on a fine farm in Fayette County, Pa. The elder Mr. Elliott has been very successful in life and has accumulated a handsome property. He in earlier years always took an active interest in political issues, voting with the Republican party. He was very influential in his township, and for many years held the office of Justice of the Peace. Religiously he is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Henry B. Elliott, of this sketch, remained under the parental roof, aiding his father in carrying on the home place, until 1880, when he decided to try his fortunes in Iowa, and on coming hither located on a quarter-section of land which was the gift of his mother, and here he still resides. He has lost no opportunity for improving the estate or of contributing to the general welfare of the community, who hold him in high esteem, and is thus classed among the pre-eminently successful agriculturists of Fairfield Township.
In the fall of 1883 Mr. Elliott returned to Pennsylvania, and in Fayette County was united in marriage with Miss Eva M., daughter of John M. and Elizabeth B. (Baldwin) Barker, also natives of the Keystone State. Mrs. Elliott is a lady of fine education, having spent seven years at the female college located in Pittsburgh, Pa. By her union with our subject she has become the mother of one child, a son, who bears the name of Robert M.
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott manifest a deep interest in the Christian Church, of which they are members, and to which they are liberal contributors. In social matters Mr. Elliott is connected with the Iowa Legion of Honor and the Ancient Order of United Workmen of Cedar Falls.
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