GLENDON THOMAS MORGAN
Glendon Thomas, son of Thomas
Morgan and Florence Margaret Hughes Morgan, was born 1 Sept. 1900 in
Pottawattamie County. As a young boy, he had many ties with Elliott.
became closer while William Thomas, son of Glendon and Beth Imrie
Morgan, was a teacher and coach in the Elliott Consolidated High
School in 1949-1952. Tom resigned in 1952 to join the F. B. I.
Marilyn, daughter of Glendon and Beth, had lived with the Virgil
Woods family near Elliott following her mother's death and attended
Elliott Elementary school.
the family moved southeast of Elliott where Glendon and Robert
James, son of Glendon and Beth, farmed in partnership. The youngest
children, Marjorie Dee and Margaret Anne, daughters of Glendon and
Dorothy Bristow, attended Elliott Elementary school.
the family moved to the former Harry Carson home in Elliott. Glendon
bought the Ralph Viner insurance business. He became secretary of
the Elliott School Board and held that position until the
reorganization with Griswold July 1962. He also served as Elliott
town clerk and continued in that position until he became ill in
March 1963. He died 25 July 1963.
purchased the insurance business, which he has operated since 1964.
At that time he became town clerk, a position which he still holds.
1966 Dorothy was hired to organized the Junior High school library
and continued in that position until retirement in 1973. She was
elected treasurer of Elliott in November 1973 and is now serving her
third term. Following the retirement of Effie Williams July 1976,
Dorothy became town librarian and still serves in that position.
Thomas married Shirley Carver of Zearing, Iowa in June 1951.
Children (twins) Cynthis (Mrs. Terry Furr) Miami, Florida; Sandra
(Mrs. Jack Moore) Champaign, Illinois; Stephanie, Champaign,
Illinois. Tom has been with the University of Illinois for nearly 25
years now serving as assistant to the Vice President of the
University. Shirley is an elementary school teacher.
James married Shirley Garrett, Webster, in February 1966. Children
Julie and Jayne. Shirley is active in 4-H and civic affairs.
married Albert W. Johnson, Council Bluffs, November 1966. They live
in Council Bluffs. Al works in Omaha and Marilyn is an elementary
married Roger Eshelman, son of Albert and Ruth Askey Eshelman,
Elliott, December 1961. Children Anita, Alan and Carol. They live in
College Springs, Iowa. Marjorie teaches in South Page elementary
school and Roger teaches in Clarinda.
Anne married Dennis Sapp, son of James and Elizabeth Howard Sapp,
Red Oak, August 1968. Children Dee Anne and James Thomas (J. T.).
Anne is a teacher's aide. Dennis, formerly a Navy Blue Angel, is now
with a commercial air line. They live in Trustin, California.