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Elliot, Thomas L. (1844-1916)

ELLIOT

Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/3/2011 at 22:56:07

NOTE: He is listed as a Civil War Veteran. If you have any information on his service record, please contact submitter.

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
3-22-1918

Thomas L. Elliot, one of the substantial citizens of Perry township died in Sioux City on Tuesday, aged 74. He was born in Brant county Canada, on November 3, 1844, and received his education in the schools of Canada. In his youth he was a lieutenant in the Canadian militia and fought in the Fenian uprising in 1867 and saw other
service.

He was married on January 19, 1870, to Nancy Frazer, who died February came to Sioux City and Mr. Elliot came to Sioux City and Mr. Elliot worked as a farm hand. [The last sentence seems garbled, but that is how it was printed in the newspaper.] The same year they took up land on section 8 in Perry township and developed the prairie and in time became prosperous farmers.

Mr. Elliot had long been recognized as one of the substantial farmers of Plymouth county and was held in high regard. He served in various township offices and was a good business man. For the past twenty years he had given much attention to the breeding and raising of Chester White hogs and Short Horn cattle.

He leaves four sons to mourn his death. They are, Nelson Z., living in Perry township on the home place; Clarence Elliot, a resident of St. Joseph, Mo., where he is government Inspector of meats, James Elliot, professor of civil engineering in the state University at Burlington, Vermont, Garrett W. Elliot, who lives on a farm in the Rainy River district in Canada.

The funeral was held yesterday in Sioux City and interment made the Liberty township cemetery, where his wife is buried.


 

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