Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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    The Dr. James L. Lantis farm has been in the Lantis family since 1872, the Lantis family having lived in Pennsylvania and Indiana before settling here. Daniel (Dan) and Rebecca Lantis were the first family owners, having purchased 80 acres originally in 1872 and acquiring additional land at a later date to make up the present farm tract. Daniel and Rebecca Lantis celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Oct. 17, 1919. Upon Dan's death in 1928, his wife Rebecca managed the farm until her death, at which time Ira Ross Lantis, their son, assumed ownership in 1938. The last original buildings blew down in a twister in 1956. The present owner, Dr. James L. Lantis, a grandson, assumed ownership in 1964.



~ Dr. James L. Lantis