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Elliott, Glenn A. 1908-1968


Posted By: Mary Holub, volunteer (email)
Date: 3/13/2010 at 18:56:32

From: Le Mars Globe-Post, May 23, 1968

Glenn A. Elliott

Glenn A. Elliott, 59, Sioux City, formerly of Craig, a driver for Sioux City Lines. Inc. was found dead Monday afternoon in the back seat of his automobile which was parked in the driveway of his residence.

Dr. Thomas L. Coriden, Woodbury county medical examiner, ruled the death a suicide. He said Mr. Elliott had pulled a plastic sack over his head and died of asphyxiation. The death occurred sometime between 5 and 5:30 a.m. Monday, the doctor said.

Mrs. Elliott told investigating officers that her husband left home for work about 5 a.m. Monday. He usually walked, she said, so she was not alarmed that the car was parked in the driveway.

Mrs. Elliott said Mr. Elliott usually came home for breakfast about 10 a.m. every day, and when he didn't return Monday morning, she called the bus company office to inquire whether he had reported for work. When she learned he had not, she notified Mr. Elliott's sister. Mrs. John Schacklette, 1702 S. Nicollet St., police said.

When Mr. Elliott had not returned home yet at about 3 p.m., Mrs. Shacklette checked the Elliott car and found the body, according to police.

Mr. Elliott was born Nov. 2, 1908, at Sergeant Bluff. He lived at Craig until he was 18 years old at which time he moved to Sioux City. He married Rosella Lang Nov. 2, 1931, at Elk Point.

Mr. Elliott had the distinction of holding the first number drawn in the national Selective Service lottery during world war 2.

He attended Nettleton Business Training college, Sioux City, and he had been a streetcar motorman and bus driver here since 1937. He attended the Third Presbyterian church and was a member of Local 779, Amalgamated Transit Drivers union.

Survivors are his wife; his mother, Mrs. Merrill Elliott of Craig; a brother, Donald of Craig; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Vera Baack of Craig and Mrs. John Shacklette of Sioux City.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the W. Harry Christy funeral home, Morningside. Rev. Harris G. Hilscher of the church will officiate. Burial will be in Craig cemetery

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