Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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    Will Fortune (b. February 16, 1868, Bloomfield, Iowa - d. March 3, 1944, Elliott, Iowa) and his wife Nancy (Hull) Fortune (b. January 11, 1869, Bloomfield, Iowa - d. April 27, 1956, Red Oak, Iowa) lived many years in Elliott. Both are buried at Elliott Hillside Cemetery. Will was Principal of Elliott School, operated an insurance office in Elliott, and was secretary of the Telephone Co. In Sept. 1938, Will and Nancy celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. They were members of the Christian Church and were active in church activities and civic work. Nancy and Mrs. Myrtle Carlisle always made the biscuits for the chicken pie suppers at the Christian Church.

     Will and Nancy had two sons, Dewey and John. Dewey (b. Aug. 9, 1899 Ė d. Jan. 22, 1938), is buried at Elliott Hillside Cemetery. Dewey sold Dodge cars at Red Oak. John sold insurance in Carroll, Iowa. Johnís wife, Lois is deceased and buried at Elliott.


~This history was compiled from obituaries and recollections of friends.