ELLIOTT, Claude 1877-1944
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/7/2016 at 11:42:37
Claude Elliott, Veteran of Two Wars, Is Dead
Claude Elliott, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I died at the Veterans hospital in Des Moines at five o'clock Tuesday afternoon, following an illness of less than a week. He suffered a paralytic stroke last Thursday morning which disabled him. He was taken to the Des Moines hospital shortly thereafter but was unable to recover from the shock of the stroke. He would have been 67 years old on the 22nd of this month.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 4 p.m., at the Coffman funeral home. The Grundy post of the American Legion of which the deceased was a member will conduct the service at the grave. Burial will be in the family lot in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Claude Elliott was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Elliott. He was born at Morrison on June 22, 1877 and he grew up there.
Early in life he began working on the Peter Mutch farm and made his home with the Mutch family during a large portion of the remainder of his life.
When the war with Spain broke out in 1898 he enlisted with the American forces and saw active service in Cuba. At the conclusion of the war he returned to Grundy county and came back to his former place with the Mutch family. He answered the call for volunteers when the first World War broke out and he wore his country's uniform for two years during that war and was with the American army in France. He returned here in 1919 to again make his home with the Mutch family. The past few years he had been making his home at the Columbia Hotel.
Surviving is one brother Edward of Grundy county and one sister, Mrs. Maude Meisner whose present address is not known.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 June 1944, pg 1
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