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Sandy B. Elliott

ELLIOTT, BOTHWELL, BOGART, SHADLE

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/11/2011 at 17:51:32

SANDY B. ELLIOTT owns and operates one hundred and sixty acres of good land on section 35, Lincoln Township. He is regarded as one of the leading and representative farmers of Grundy County, where he has made his home since 1866. He has therefore witnessed much of the growth and development of the county and has ever borne his part in its upbuilding.

Mr. Elliott is a native of Canada. He was born in Quebec in 1848, to the union of Arthur and Eleanor (Bothwell) Elliott. Both parents were natives of Ireland, and further mention is made of them in connection with the sketch of their son, Arthur Elliott, on another page of this work. In the common schools Sandy acquired a good English education. He was reared to manhood upon the home farm in Canada in the usual manner of farmer lads and remained under the parental roof, giving to his father the benefit of his services, until the latter’s death. As before stated, he came to Iowa in 1866 and located in Grundy County, where he began the cultivation and development of land which his father had purchased. Two years later he received from his mother eighty acres of land, and in 1888 he purchased an additional tract of eighty acres, so that his farm now comprises a quarter-section. This is a rich and fertile tract, and through the care of the owner is made to yield to him a good return as the reward of his labors.

An important event in the life of Mr. Elliott occurred in 1874, when was celebrated his marriage with Miss Josephine Bogart, a daughter of William and Ann (Shadle) Bogart. The father was born in New York, and the mother was a native of Pennsylvania. They became residents of Clinton County, Iowa, where the birth of their daughter occurred. By the union of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott has been born a family of eight children, as follows: Nellie, Ruby, Flossie, Josephine, Minnie, Pearl, Guy and Alton. The family circle yet remains unbroken by the hand of death, and the children are still under the parental roof. The household is the abode of hospitality and good cheer, and their many friends and acquaintances are always sure to receive a hearty welcome. Both Mr. and Mrs. Elliott hold membership with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Morrison and contribute liberally to its support. In politics our subject advocates Republican principles, and while he takes an interest in political affairs, as every true American citizen should do, he has never sought nor desired public office for himself, preferring to devote his entire time and attention to his business interests, in which he has met with good success.

Source:
Portrait and Biographical Record
of Jasper, Marshall and Grundy Counties, Iowa
1894


 

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