ELLIOTT, Clyde T. 1894-1919
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/11/2016 at 12:11:59
Obituary of Clyde Elliott
Clyde Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Elliott whose death occurred Wednesday, January 8th, was buried in Grundy Center, Iowa, Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held from the late home in Morrison at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. Tetwiller, pastor of the Presbyterian church.
The passing of this young man is indeed sad, one so young, just entering into manhood, to be stricken down and in a few short days be called hence. Clyde will be missed in more ways than one, as he was a general favorite among our young people, being always of a sunny disposition.
June 2, 1917, Clyde enlisted at Minneapolis in the Motor corps, and was sent to Camp Grant. From there he went to Camp Sherman, Ohio and from there to New York, and was ready for overseas duty when the armistice was signed. He was then sent back to Camp Sherman where on December 16th he received his honorable discharge. He then returned to his home on Dec. 19, 1918. He was only home a few days when he was taken ill with the influenza, which together with complications caused his death. While at Camp Grant Clyde was made Sergeant. He was one of our soldier boys of whom we feel justly proud, as he was highly respected by his Captain, as a letter from him to Clyde's parents show which tells of how well he had performed his duties at all times.
Clyde Tennyson Elliott was born in Morrison, Oct. 16, 1894, and died at the home of his parents, January 8, 1919, as above state at the age of 24 years, 2 months and 23 days.
He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Elliott. He was graduated from the Morrison school in 1910. He had lived during his entire life in Morrison and was well known, having many friends who today mourn his departure. He is survived by his parents, three sisters and one brother. The floral offerings were beautiful and many.
Six young soldier boys from Reinbeck acted as pall bearers, bearing the body to its last resting place.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 January 1919, pg 1
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