Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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    Charles Ellis Reed was born 25 September 1910 at Elliott, Iowa; the son of Charles Henry Reed and Clara Caroline Ellis. He attended Plowman country school and Elliott High School, graduating in 1929.

    He married Doris Lula Larson at Elliott, Iowa on 22 January 1933. She was the daughter of John Andrew Larson and Anna Carolina Victoria Hildor of Elliott, Iowa. She was born near Randolph, Nebraska 23 May 1913 and attended a country school near Stanton, Iowa and Elliott High School, graduating in 1931.  

    They lived and farmed east of Elliott, Iowa. Ellis was active in community affairs, served on Elliott School Board 15 years. He was president when the new Elementary building was erected in 1958. He was on the State School Board several years and on Church Board for Elliott Church of Christ 35 years. Doris was Church of Christ organist about 30 years. She also helped cook for Hot Lunch program at Elliott Elementary School and Griswold High School.

    Their children were - Novalene (Mrs. Clifford) Wright, born 4 Feb. 1940; farms and lives near Atlantic, Iowa. Marcia (Mrs. Erwin) Friesen, born 17 October 1944; who husband is High School Principal at Oakland, Nebraska.

    Ellis passed away 11 February 1978 at Atlantic Hospital after two years illness. His service was at Elliott Church of Christ, 14 February 1978, buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa.




~ Doris Reed