Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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    William Washington Miller (1861-1934), son of Isiah and Belle Moffet Miller, was born in Carroll County, Illinois, the oldest of ten children. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1867, to a farm in Cedar County. In 1868, they moved to jasper County where they lived on a farm that was an old trading post, moving to Montgomery County in 1875, locating north of Red Oak, where he grew to manhood.

    William married Sarah Rush (1863-1945), the daughter of William and Elizabeth Hart Rush, who came to Iowa in a covered wagon, settling north of Red Oak. William and Sarah lived the first fourteen of their marriage farming in the Turner neighborhood, where they had lived as children. They moved to Pottawattamie County purchasing a farm and building a house, which is still standing. Their children were Mabel Miller Buckner and Harry Miller. They were charter members of the Church of Christ in Elliott, where they spent their last years.

    Harry Miller (1885-1963), was born on the Scott Wilson farm, in Waveland Township, Pottawattamie Co. He married Blanche Johnson (1889-1958), of Elliott in 1908, living on the family farm until they moved into Elliott. They had two children, Geneva Miller Silk and Max Miller.

    The children of Lee and Geneva Silk are Bill Weston, who married Doris Petty of Elliott; and Gary Silk, married to Joan Miller of Council Bluffs. They have four grandchildren.

    Max married Margaret Welsch of Elliott, presently living on the family farm, as well as operating the Miller Farm Supply in  Elliott. They have a daughter, Marla, married to Doug Turner; and twins sons who died in infancy. There are four grandchildren.   




~ Margaret Miller