Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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    James A. Reynolds, born in Lawrence County, Indiana, Oct. 14, 1843 and Cinderella Ross, born in Lawrence Co., Ind., March 18, 1850 were married Sept. 17, 1867 in Bedford, Indiana. Shortly after their marriage they came to Iowa with his brother, R. H. and family, making the trip across the country in a covered wagon. They settled south of Elliott, Iowa.

    In 1879 James and family moved to Elliott and daughter Mabel was the first girl child born in Elliott after its incorporation. She was born Feb. 17, 1880.

    Mr. Reynolds was a carpenter and served as postmaster 1893 to 1897 during the Cleveland administration.

    Mr. Reynolds served with Co. G, Indiana Volunteers for the duration of the war before coming to Iowa.

    They were the parents of eight children: W. T., Lizzie (Cramer), Mary (Saint), Mabel (Kinney), Leona (Malmberg, Velander), Henry, Pearl (Weathersby), and Nelle. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds and children were members of the Church of Christ in Elliott.


~ Arvella Thompson