Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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    Ernest Leroy Oster (1895-1964) was born near Carbon, Iowa, son of Oscar Oster (1854-1911), born in Sweden and Emma Louise (Egleston) Oster (1871-1954), born in Pulaska, New York. He had one brother, Arthur Lloyd (1892) who died in infancy.  Roy was married at Villisca, Iowa to Jennie Marie Copelin (1891-1968), born in Wallace Co., Kansas, the daughter of Joseph M. Copelin (1863-1946), born in Indiana and Laura Mary Kelly (1863-1930), born in Pennsylvania. Jennie had one brother, John, and four sisters, Myrtle, Blanche, Bertha and Esther.

    They lived on Arlington View farm when their son, Everett Lloyd, was born in 1921. They moved east of Elliott in 1932, later moving west of Elliott in 1942. In 1946, Everett married "the girl that lived just across the road", Lucile, daughter of H. H. and Emma Vannordstrand.

    Roy and Jennie later moved to the Red Oak, Iowa vicinity. They bought their retirement acreage in Elliott in 1957 and spent the remainder of their years there.

    Everett and Lucile are the parents of three children, Evan Lynn (1949), Eileen Lucile (1950) and Edward Lloyd (1965). Evan, Assistant Vice President of United Federal Savings and Loan and a licensed Landscape Architect in Des Moines, Iowa; married Rose Zimmerman of Urbandale, Iowa in 1971 and they have two daughters, Eugenie and Elizabeth. Eileen and Randy Redinger of Coin, Iowa were married in 1970 and they have two sons, Aaron and Eric. Another son, Adrian, died at birth. They live in Lake Mills, Iowa where Randy, a registered Pharmacist has purchased the Rexall Drug Store.

    Evan and Rose have carried on the tradition of naming the fifth generation of E. L. Oster, born in the U. S. A.

    Everett and Lucile moved to the Stratton Church vicinity, where they made their home for ten years, before moving back to the farm, one and one half mile west and one and one quarter mile south of Elliott, and the house where their marriage vows were spoken. 



~  Lucile Oster