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Elizabeth S. Elliott 1826-1905


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Knoxville Journal , Knoxville , Iowa
Friday , April 28 , 1905 , Page 1


Mrs. ELIZABETH S. ELLIOTT , one of the old and highly respected citizens of this county , passed from the scenes of life at the home of her daughter , Mrs. R. G. MULKY , in this city , at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday , April 26 , 1905 , aged 78 years , 7 months and 27 days . Death resulted from a complication of diseases with which she had been more or less severely afflicted for nearly 30 years.

Her maiden name was ELIZABETH S. JACKSON. She was born in Cumberland county , Pennsylvania. August 29 , 1826. When she was a small child or 2 1/2 or 3 years of age , her parents moved to Fayette county , Ohio , where the subject of this sketch grew to womanhood. In that county and state , on August 15 1847 , she was united in marriage to MILTON SHIVVERS. In the fall of 1856 the family removed to Iowa and settled in this county , near Pleasantville.

To them 9 children were born , only 4 of whom are now living : MARCELLUS and OSCAR W. SHIVVERS , who reside 7 miles west of town ; CORA , now Mrs. R. G.G. MULKY ,and H. SHIVVERS , both of this city . All the others died in childhood except CHARLES , whose death occurred in Chicago in 1899.

MILTON SHIVVERS , the husband and father , died September 22 , 1865 , leaving the widow and a family of young and almost helpless children. She kept house for the children until they became grown and some of them married , taxing every resource to its uttermost to keep the family together and train them in those paths which lead
to fullness of manhood and womanhood.

In the years 1877 , after the children were all able to care for themselves, she came to town to make her home with her daughter , Mrs. MULKY.

On Oct 14 , 1883 ,she was again united in marriage , the husband of her latter years being OSCAR F. ELLIOTT , a gentleman of high respectability , well remembered by many readers of The Journal. He died here August 25 , 1893.

Since the time of his death her home has been with her daughter , where she received all the tender care that a child could bestow upon a loved and loving parent.

Of the sacred and tender relations of her domestic life we can only say that they were of the most fortunate character , such as might be expected of one so well known for strength of mind and loveliness of nature.

She was converted and joined the M. E. church at the tender age of 12 years and was ever after sacredly devoted to her God and her duties towards humanity. During all her long sickness she knew that her refuge and strength laid in that Fortress which was built as an everlasting resting place for spotless souls. The funeral services will be held at the home of R. G. MULKY today ( Friday) at 2:30 p.m. ; interment in Graceland.


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