Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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    Charles Henry married Clara Caroline Ellis on March 11, 1908. Clara was the daughter of William and Amanda Jane Murrah Ellis. She was born April 21, 1887 on a farm southwest of Elliott. Charles and Clara lived on the farm northeast of Elliott until the fall of 1971. At that time they entered Marten's Manor rest home in Griswold, Iowa. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary while residents at the home. Charles passed away on Sept. 24, 1973; Clara on feb. 23, 1978. Both are buried at Evergreen Cemetery at Red Oak. Charles and Clara were parents of four children:

    Charles Ellis born Sept. 25, 1910 (see Charles Ellis Reed).

    Mildred Marie born Aug. 29, 1915.

    Mavis Charlene born Jan. 26, 1923.

    William Robert born Aug. 24, 1926.

    Mildred Marie, a beautician, married Charles Merritt Babcock, a service engineer from Des Moines, Ia. on Dec. 15, 1956. They had no children. Charles passed away May 22, 1974 and is buried at Evergreen Cemetery. Mildred lives in Des Moines where she was formerly a beautician and teacher at Iowa Beauty School. She teaches ceramics in her home.

    Mavis Charlene, a telephone operator, married Raymond Paul Moree of red Oak, Ia. on May 1, 1946 at the home of her parents. They farm northwest of Red Oak. They have one daughter, Sharon Kay, born March 21, 1949 at Red Oak, Ia. Sharon is a beautician at Red Oak. She is married to Dean Gettler of Adair, Iowa. They now live northwest of Red Oak and are farmers.

    William Robert Reed married Romona Lee Haworth on Feb. 1, 1948 at the home of her parents in Griswold, Iowa. They have resided on the Reed home place except for 2 years when Bill was in service during the Korean War. They have two children. Stephanie Ann Reed born Aug. 2, 1954 at Council Bluffs, Ia. Stephanie now resides in Omaha, Nebraska where she is employed at Farm Credit Bank as a payroll clerk. Charles Edward Reed born Nov. 27, 1956 at Atlantic, Ia., and marrying to Ladonna Longcor of Carson, Ia.  They now reside at Elliott. He is employed as a carpenter in Red Oak, Ia. 




~ Mildred Babcock

~Wm. Reed