Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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     Nellie Gertrude Tyler was born 26 Oct. 1878 at Ottumwa, Ia., youngest daughter of  T. D. Tyler and Sarah Ann Wall, died 18 Feb. 1911 at Manitou, Colo.  She married Bob Cain 16 Feb. 1908 at Newkirk, Okla. Nellie worked for eight years after leaving Simpson College where she was a voice student at the Conservatory. Her special talent as a hat trimmer (milliner) soon became apparent and she opened her own Millinery Shop at Kaw City.  Her husband was employed at Wolfe Bros. Clothing store at Newkirk until they moved to Kaw City. In 1910, her health had worsened from tuberculosis, and Robert took her to Manitou for the beneficial mountain air then prescribed. Nellie asked to be brought "back home to Elliott" for burial in Elliott's Hillside Cemetery. After the funeral, Robert returned to Newkirk, and later remarried. Contact with Nellie's family was then lost.    



~ Dorothy DeWitt Wilkinson