ELLIOTT, Gertie 1856-1955
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/25/2014 at 09:11:33
Oldest Person In County Is Dead
Mrs. George Elliott, who was the oldest person in Grundy county, died last Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clare Myers, two miles north of Beaman. She had made her home with the Myers family for many years following the death of her husband, who for many years operated a general store at Beaman. Had she lived until next November, she would have been 99 years old. She had been an invalid for several years before her death and had been bedfast for a long time.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in Beaman. The services were conducted by Rev. C. L. Liming. Burial was in the cemetery at Beaman.
Casket bearers were Raymond Elliott, Ross Elliott, Richard Elliott, Keith Myers, Martin Myers and William Myers.
Mrs. Elliott was born in Norway, Nov. 1, 1856. She came to America in 1864 while Lincoln was serving his first term as President. January 1, 1881, she and George M. Elliott were married in Marshalltown. They operated a store at Green Mountain for a number of years, after which they moved to Beaman where Mr. Elliott entered the mercantile business in which he continued up to the time of his death.
Surviving aside from the daughter are a sister and a brother Mrs. Bertha Pemberton and Tory Mathews, both from Marshalltown.
There are 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death aside from her husband were three sons, Ennis, Fred and Ross.
Mrs. Elliott as long as she was able was a member and a regular attendant of the Beaman Methodist church. For 60 years she was a member of the Ladies' Aid and the Women's Society of Christian Service of the Beaman church.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 June 1955, pg 6
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