DEAN and GRETHEL PETTY
Elliott in 1920, I, Grethel Arlene Reynolds Petty, was married to
Dean Arthur Petty in 1939. Between us we are descended from eight
lines of families who have been in this community for more than 100
years and are covered in other stories in this book.
Winifred, was the daughter of John L. Moores, and her mother, Clara,
was the daughter of John Thomas. My dad, Dene, was the son of D. C.
and Ida Reynolds and his maternal grandparents were J. C. and Hattie
Perley, daughter of Levi A. Persons, last postmaster of Waveland
which superseded Elliott and it's post office. Curt's parents were
the R. H. Reynolds's.
Reynolds's arrived in 1867; Moores, 1868; Perleys, 1869. Sarah
Silloway Perley (Corliss' mother) was the first owner of this
farm--making me the fifth generation on this "Century Farm."
(1912) is the son of the late Ollie Givan and William Harrison
Petty. His grandfather, W. J. (Jack) Petty came here in 1864, had
the first hotel in Elliott and was an extensive land owner in Pilot
Grove Township. Harrison's maternal grandparents were the Thomas
children are William Dene (1940) and Judy Elaine (1942),. Both are
Elliott High School graduates and Bill was A1C when he completed US
Air Force duty in 1964, mostly in Bermuda. He and his wife, Avis,
live east of Elliott on the Mrs. Hal Woodward farm, with her
children, Angela, Shelly, Curtis and Dan DeWitt. Their father is Jim
DeWitt, Bill's second cousin. Bill has one daughter, Arlene, by his
first marriage. She was born in 1966.
married Clifford Bush in 1962. They have two children, Michael Dean
(1967) and Lora Jean (1971) and live at Steamboat Springs, Colorado,
where Judy is office manager and bookkeeper for a real estate and
property management firm. Clifford is an electrician for a mining
our 40 years were spent on Petty land in Pilot Grove, the remainder
on Yankee Street -- so -called for the group of Vermonters who came
here together--Perleys, Wilsons, Collinses, Barneses and others.