Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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     George Washington Pogue, son of Eleazer and Ann McDermott Pogue, was born August 7, 1853 near Oquawke, Illinois.

     Mary Jane Reese, who became his wife December 24, 1878 was born at Oquawke, Illinois on March 14, 1860. She was the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Taylor Reese.

     After coming to Iowa they first settled near Red Oak, but they moved to Piot Grove in 1893 when their children were small. All six grew to maturity and married in the Elliott vicinity. One daughter, Elizabeth, died in Red Oak before they moved to Pilot Grove. They retired from the farm and moved to Elliott in 1907, where Mrs. Pogue died March 14, 1909.

    Mr. Pogue married Jennie Mercer Dec. 4, 1909. He died at their home May 25, 1931. Shortly after his death Jennie moved to Red Oak, where she died Nov. 14, 1952. All are buried at Hillside, Elliott. The Pogues were Methodists.

    Children of George W. and Mary Jane Reese Pogue:

    Ealeazer George, better known as Ealy. (see Ealy Pogue)

    Velma Leora married Ray Petty. They had a son Neal and a daughter Janet.

    Jennie married Charles I. Hully. They had Beatrice, Maxine, and Bernard.

    Grace married John J. Manker. Their only son, Blaine, lives in Illinois

    Ben married Imogene Warren. They are parents of Eloise, Chester, Jack and Betty.

    Minnie married Harry Braden. Their sons are Glenn, Moyne and Stanley. Minnie lives in Griswold, and is the only survivor of the Pogue family.    




~ Mrs. Ealy Pogue