Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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   Scott Wilson was born July 25, 1880, in Montgomery County, near Elliott and spent most of his life in Montgomery and Pottawattamie Counties.  He was one of five children born to Jobe and Phobe Ann Wilson. They were: Mandy Wilson 1877-1896; Ross Wilson 1879 lived 22 days; Flora Mewhirter 1875-1960; Mattie Hogeland 1883-1969; Scott Wilson 1880-1971.

    His mother Phoebe passed away in 1883 at the age of 30 years and Scott made his home with an aunt.

    In 1901, he married Mary Cordelia Haynes. To this union five children were born; Elmer died in infancy; Jesse passed away in 1955; Ada Williams lives in Freewater, Oregon; Hazel Spencer, Oakland, Iowa; annd George S. Wilson, Elliott, Iowa.

    Scott and Cordia lived most of their lives in the vicinity of Elliott. They moved to a farm northwest of Elliott in 1907, and lived there until Cordia's death in 1961. At that time, George moved onto the home farm and Scott made his home with Hazel in Oakland, until his death in 1971.


  ~ Hazel Spencer