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Jerry Elliott


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/11/2011 at 16:26:00

JERRY ELLIOTT, an enterprising and highly respected farmer of Lincoln Township, residing on section 23, is numbered among the early settlers of Grundy County, the growth and development of which he has largely witnessed. He has also borne his part in the work of public improvement and advancement, and has long been recognized as one of the valiant citizens of the community. The record of his life is as follows: He was born in the province of Quebec, Canada, in 1848, and is a son of John and Jane (Bothwell) Elliott.

Upon his father’s farm, in the land of his birth, Mr. Elliott was reared to manhood, and during his youth he learned the shoemaker’s trade, which he followed for some time. His education was acquired in the Canadian public schools, which he attended through the winter season, while in the summer months he worked in the fields. He accompanied his parents to this country about 1870, the family locating in Grundy County, Iowa, where, in connection with his father, he rented a farm. Later, when they had acquired sufficient capital, they purchased land near the home of our subject, and continued business together for some years. At length the partnership was dissolved. Jerry Elliott now owns one hundred and sixty acres of the rich land for which Iowa is so noted. All the buildings upon the place are the work of his hands, and indicate his progressive and enterprising spirit. The farm is now highly cultivated, and is recognized as one of the best in the neighborhood.

In this county was celebrated the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott. In her maidenhood the lady was Miss Artimissa Kuhns. She is a native of Indiana. By their union have been born five children: Cora M., Sarah J., Elsie N., Mabel F. and Charles R. Mr. Elliott is always interested in the welfare of the community and the advancement of its moral, social and educational interests. He takes no active part in politics, and votes independently of party ties, supporting the man whom he thinks best qualified for the office. His life has been a busy and useful one, and in the years of his residence here his honorable and straightforward course has won him the confidence and good wishes of a large circle of friends.

Portrait and Biographical Record
of Jasper, Marshall and Grundy Counties, Iowa


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