Whitley County Obituaries

Elliott, Bonnell
clipping from Whitley County Historical Museum
dated Monday, March 17, 1969 - no newspaper noted

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     Back from Beloit, Wis., where they attended the funeral services last Wednesday for Bonnell Elliott, 77, are his son and daughter-in-law, Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Elliott, and the Misses Hazel and Lola Lemon, all of Larwill.
     Mr. Elliott died in Vandalia, Ill., a week ago Sunday, on March 9, while he and his wife, Marian, were returning to the home in Beloit from a vacation in Florida.
     Mr. Elliott was a native of Troy township, Whitley county. He was a son of Edwin and Julia Gutcher Elliott Cunningham. A grandfather was the founder of the Gutcher Sanitorium, a former health center at Larwill.
     Surviving are the widow, Marian; two sons, Richard of Beloit and Robert of Larwill; six grandchildren. A brother, Othonel, died several years ago.
     Mr. Elliott, who lived in Larwill as a young man, established his residence at Beloit soon after he returned from service in World War I.


Elliott, Catharine M. Jones
Columbia City Commercial - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, June 3, 1896 (page 4)

     Catharine M. Jones was born May 9th, 1824, in York county, Penn. Removed with her parents to Delaware county, Ohio when but 12 years of age. Was married to Robert J. Elliott, Sept. 3d, 1844. Removed to Whitley county the following October and died at her old home, May 28th, 1896, at the age of 72 years and 19 days, having lived in the same yard over 52 years. She united with the Troy Presbyterian church in 1847 and lived a true and devoted christian ever since. On account of deafness she was deprived of attending church for several years, but studied her bible day by day and was ready and waiting when the Master called her home. She would often say “I can hear when I get to Heaven.”
     To them were born six children, two daughters and two sons are left to mourn the loss of one of the most devoted and loving of mothers. Ten grandchildren who will miss the loving words and the tender kindness of a grandmother, also an adopted daughter who will miss a true and loving mother. The husband, one son, and one daughter preceded her to the eternal rest. Services were conducted by the Rev. G. L. Mattox, of the United Brethren church and were largely attended by a concourse of friends and neighbors.

     We desire to return our sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbors for their kindness toward us during the long sickness and at the death of our dear mother. Sam J. Elliott, Mrs. L. Joslin, Ed Elliott, Mrs. E. Athey.


Elliott, Edward
Whitley County Historical Museum clipping file
dated June 22, 1959 - no newspaper noted

     Edward O. Elliott, 81, a retired employe of the General Electric Company, Fort Wayne, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since June 14. He had been in failing health for the last five weeks. His death was attributed to heart failure.
     Mr. Elliott was a native of Richland township, Whitley county, and was born on April 3, 1878, a son of Walker and Alice Schuh Elliott. In 1899 he was married on north Line street in Columbia City and in 1908 moved to Fort Wayne, where he became an employe of the General Electric Company. Upon moving to Fort Wayne they established their residence at 2323 Edwards street, where they have always made their home.
     The surviving relatives include two brothers, James G. Elliott, this city; Murl Elliott, R 2 South Whitley; one sister, Mrs. Harry Tannehill, R 6, Columbia City, several nieces and nephews.
     He has been preceded in death by his wife, Marie, on March 21, 1956; a sister, Mrs. Cora Mason Davis; two sons, who were killed in an accident on a railroad trestle in Fort Wayne in 1909; and another child who died in infancy.
     The body has been brought to the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. J. Lowell Hays, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the funeral service to be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Committal services and burial will be in the South Park cemetery.


Elliott, Edwin E.
Columbia City Commercial - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, December 23, 1896 (page 4)

     Edwin E. Elliott, was born in Whitley county, Aug. 24th, 1861 and died at Larwill Dec. 16th, 1896, aged 35 years, 3 months and 22 days. He was married to Julia Gutscher Jan. 7th, 1885. On Nov. 17th, 1889 he united with the Troy Presbyterian church, and ever showed by word and action that he was indeed a child of the living God. For several years he was superintendent of the Troy Presbyterian Sunday School and was faithful and consistent in the performance of all his duties. He leaves a wife, two children, a brother, two sisters and a large circle of friends to mourn the closing of his early life.


Elliott, Electa Athey
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday, September 13, 1913 (page 6)

     Mrs. Electa Elliott, widow of Sam J. Elliott, passed away Thursday morning at 1:30 o’clock at her home in Pierceton, Ind., after suffering for a couple of years from cancer of the breast.
     She was widely known in the western part of the county, having resided for a number of years in Troy township, before coming to this city and many friends regretted to learn of her death. She had been under treatment by Dr. D. S. Linvill for some time, and he visited her Wednesday, advising her relatives then that nothing further could be done to stay the hand of death.
     She is survived by one brother, Alex E. Athey, of Pierceton, and three sisters, Mrs. Frank D. Cummins, of Larwill, Mrs. Sadie Hart, of Pierceton, and Mrs. Jennie Fish of Independence, Kansas. She and her sister, Mrs. Hart, made their home together for several years, and it was there where she died. Mrs. Fish spent the summer with her and was at the bedside when death occurred.
     Electa Athey was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, December 13th, 1848, and was the daughter of Walter Scott Athey and wife, both deceased. Her parents moved to this county and located in Troy township in 1853. She was united in marriage to Samuel Elliott, April 6th, 1872, and he passed away in March, 1901. She was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church. She sang alto in the Presbyterian church choir in this city, and was a member of the church quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Baker and J. E. Clark. Modest and amiable, she was a very lovable character and was admired and respected by a large circle of friends.
     The funeral will be conducted from the home Saturday morning at 10:00 o’clock by Rev. Ewers, and the remains will be laid to rest in Troy Presbyterian cemetery.


Elliott, James
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, February 12, 1879 (page 3)

     James Elliott, an old resident of Troy township, died at his residence at 3 o’clock p.m. yesterday. Mr. Elliott was about 72 years of age. He was a man well respected, and those who knew him will regret to hear of his death.

Columbia City Commercial - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday, February 13, 1879 (page 3)

     We regret to learn of the death of James Elliott, of Troy township, which took place on Tuesday. He was one of our best citizens.


Elliott, James G.
Whitley County Historical Museum clipping file
dated July 25, 1964 - No newspaper noted

     James G. Elliott, 84, of 348 North Line street, a retired employe of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Co., died at County Hospital 14 hours following his admission. Although he had been in failing health for several years he was able to do his own work about the home and walk down town each day.
     He was a native of Richland township and was born on December 20, 1879, a son of William Walker and Alice Schuk [sic] Elliott.
     After completing his work at the Larwill school and graduating from the Huntington Business College, he later entered the Walton School of Commerce at Chicago where he majored in business finance, graduating as a Certified Public Accountant.
     He came to Columbia City in 1901 and entered the restaurant business and on April 1, 1904, returned to Chicago where he served as an agent for the Illinois Central Railroad Co.
     In March 1906 he resigned from the Illinois Central Railroad and took employment with the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Co. where he was in charge of their freight claim department. He later served the company as general bookkeeper, valuation accountant, and at the time of his retirement on April 30, 1946, his position was that of Head Clerk General Accounts and Statistics.
     On Aug. 10, 1905, he was united in marriage to Ora Stingle, who at that time was a teacher in the Columbia City schools. Upon their return to Columbia City in 1946 they purchased the Sarah Baker home at 348 N. Line St., where they have continued to reside. Mrs. Elliott preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 1960.
     Mr. Elliott was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Columbia City Lodge 176 IOOF since 1902. He had served his church as an elder.
     The surviving relatives include one brother, Murl Elliott, R 2 South Whitley; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Eva) Tannehill, R 6; three nieces and two nephews.
     The body is at the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. The Rev. Richard Wolfe, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the funeral service to be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Committal services and burial will follow the funeral home rites in the South Park cemetery.


Elliott, Lucy Biddlecomb
Whitley County Historical Museum clipping file
dated March 5, 1963 - No newspaper noted

     Mrs. Lucy Elliott, 87, the wife of Murl Elliott, died at her home five miles southwest of Larwill in Richland township at 5:15 a.m. today. She had been in failing health since last September and submitted to major surgery January 25. Although she recovered sufficiently to return to her home, she had remained bedfast since that time.
     She was a native of Jay county, and was born on December 31, 1875, a daughter of William and Belle Long Biddlecomb. On March 5, 1906, she was united in marriage to Murl Elliott. They established their first home on the Elliott farm two miles east of Larwill, and after spending two years there, moved to their present farm home southwest of Larwill on the Whitley-Kosciusko count line where they have since resided. Mrs. Elliott’s death occurred on their 57th wedding anniversary.
     The surviving relatives, in addition to her husband, Murl, include one son, Lewis M. Elliott, of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Alice VanHorn, Fort Wayne; one grandson, Thomas Hursey, R 2 South Whitley.
     The body has been taken to the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. H. G. Beeman, pastor of the Eberhard Lutheran Church, will officiate at the funeral service to be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Committal services and burial will follow the funeral home rites in the South Park cemetery.


Elliott, Mazie
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, February 10, 1875 (page 3)

     Larwill Items. Died – Tuesday, the 26th of January, Mazie, only child of Samuel and Electa Elliott, aged one year, six months and twenty-seven days. Funeral at the Presbyterian church on the 27th. Services by Rev. S. J. McElwee.


Elliott, Murl
Whitley County Historical Museum clipping file
dated November 11, 1968 - No newspaper noted

     Murl Elliott, 86, retired Richland township farmer, 2828 Devon Drive, Fort Wayne, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday a the Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 12 days. His death was attributed to a second cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in failing health for the last six months following an initial stroke.
     Mr. Elliott was a native of Richland township and was born on the Elliott farm two miles east of Larwill on January 4, 1882. After completing his education in the Schuh and Larwill schools, he was united in marriage on March 5, 1906, to the former Lucy Biddlecome. They resided on the home farm two years and then purchased a farm in the Booneville community, south and west of Larwill, where they spent the remainder of their married life. Mrs. Elliott preceded him in death on March 5, 1963.
     Approximately a year after his wife’s death, he moved to Fort Wayne to reside with his children. For the past five months he has been with his daughter, Mrs. Alice VanHorn, 4421 LaFayette Avenue.
     In addition to Mrs. VanHorn, he is survived by one son, Lewis M. Elliott, 2828 Devon Drive, Fort Wayne building contractor; one grandson, Thomas Hursey, Pierceton; two great-grandsons, Garth and Benjamin Hursey.
     Two brothers, Edward and James, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Davis and Mrs. Eva Tannehill, preceded him in death.
     The body is at the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call. The Rev. Graham L. Klespie, pastor emeritus of the Grace Lutheran Church, will officiate at the funeral service to be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Committal services and burial will follow the funeral home rites in the South Park cemetery.


Elliott, Nellie Estlick
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, August 24, 1892 (page 4)

     Nellie Estlick Elliott was born December 5th, 1864, died August 5th, 1892. Was united in marriage with Albert Elliot [sic] in 1884. Was converted under Rev. Shackleford’s ministration and became a member of the Presbyterian church in 1887, ever living true to her convictions and trust till death relieved her of her suffering.
     Though greatly afflicted she meekly bore her trials with Christian fortitude, ever displaying those sterling traits of character and cardinal virtues possessed by those with a faith well founded in the stoneing merits and saving grace of a Redeemer’s love.
     Though keenly sensitive to the pangs inflicted by a severance of her dearest earthly ties she meekly bowed in humble resignation to her fate and seemed ever ready to exclaim, “Thy will not mine be done.”
     To the friends thus deeply bereft, we point to the cheerful consolation “That our friends though dead may live again,” and can offer no better eulogy than to refer to her past life and firm christian devotion, interspersed with its many deeds of love and kindness and entreat them to emulate her example.
     In life she delivered her funeral discourse. In death she dictated her obituary, and in heaven she fondly hoped to meet you all when this weary life is or’e.


Elliott, Phoebe
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, December 27, 1893 (page 5)

     Miss Phoebe Elliott died of consumption at her home in this city Tuesday evening, December 19th, after a lingering illness. The funeral occurred Friday and was conducted by Rev. Francis in the Lutheran church. The remains were interred in the Presbyterian cemetery of Troy township. The deceased was a quiet, unassuming young woman and a devoted member of the Lutheran church.


Elliott, Robert J.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, December 13, 1893 (page 5)

     Robert J. Elliot died Wednesday, December 6th, at his home in Troy township. The deceased was born in Greenbriar county, Va., in 1818, and soon after his parents moved to Franklin county, Ohio where he lived until the year 1844. On September 30, 1844 he was married to Catharine Jones and they came to make a home in the woods of Troy township where he had purchased eighty acres of land and where he owned a farm of two hundred acres at the time of his death. Three sons and three daughters were born to them and survive. The funeral was held Friday at the Troy Presbyterian church.

Columbia City Commercial - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, December 20, 1893 (page 4)

     Robert J. Elliott was born in Greenbryer county, Virginia, Feb. 12, 1818, died Dec. 6, 1893 aged 75 years, 9 months, 24 days. Removed with his parents from his native State to Delaware county, Ohio, when quite young where he lived until 1844, when he was married to Miss Catharine M. Jones and with his bride removed to Whitley county the following week, locating upon the farm where he spent all the remaining years of his life.
     Six children, three boys and three girls were the result of their union. The wife and four children survive. The children living are S. J. Elliott, of Columbia City, Ed. Elliott and Mrs. E. Athey, of Troy, and Mrs. Joslin, of Oklahoma. Mrs. J. M. Nicely, of Marion, an adopted daughter, also survives. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church for more than half a century, serving as Sunday School superintendent at diverse times for about thirty-five years. His funeral occurred from Troy Presbyterian church, on Friday, December 8th and was very largely attended. Rev. J. M. Stewart, pastor of the M. E. Church at Larwill, officiated. His remains were interred in the Troy Presbyterian cemetery.
     Mr. Elliott was one of the “Noblest Works of God,” an honest, upright conscientious man. For twenty-five years the writer has had more or less social and business relations with the deceased and the same have always been of the most agreeable character. A good man has gone to that bourne whence no traveler returns. Peace to his ashes.


Elliott, Samuel J.
Columbia City Commercial - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, March 13, 1901 (page 6 - articles side-by-side)

     Stricken with Apoplexy. On Friday evening at about six o’clock, while eating his supper, S. J. Elliott, of North Walnut street was stricken with apoplexy, resulting in paralysis of the right side from his shoulder down and completely depriving him of the power of speech. For many weeks Mr. Elliott had been quite sick but had sufficiently recovered as to give some attention to business for a week or more and was employed by Mosher & Grant to do some office work, collecting, etc.
     He appeared to be gaining strength right along and was feeling unusually well apparently, just before he was stricken. He was just about finishing his supper which he had eaten with a relish. While in the act of lifting his cup to his mouth Mrs. Elliott noticed that his hand was trembling and asked him as to the cause. He replied that his had felt numb. She at once went to his assistance and found that he was unconscious and helpless. D. V. Whiteleather, a close neighbor was immediately sent for and responded at once. Other neighbors soon arrived and the unfortunate man was placed in bed. Dr. D.S. Linvill was not long in getting there and applied restoratives that seem to have had the desired effect and while the patient is yet speechless and almost entirely unconscious, the physician and family feel that he is a little better. Everything is being done for him that can be done by skillful medical treatment and loving and devoted hands and the Commercial in common with all the friends of the family hope he may soon be fully restored. In this severe affliction they have the universal sympathy of the public. Grandma Athey, Mrs. Elliott’s mother, is also lying in the same house suffering with paralysis and has been almost entirely helpless for many months. It seems as if this worthy family is having more than their share of affliction.

     S. J. Elliott Dead. Monday morning about 1 o’clock, S. J. Elliott, of whose illness the Commercial spoke in Saturday’s issue, died from the stroke of paralysis which afflicted him on Friday evening. He did not regain consciousness and passed away quietly. He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his demise. Mr. Elliott has long been a good and highly esteemed resident of this city and by his death Columbia City loses one of its good citizens. He was born in Troy township, this county, July 28th, 1847, and at the time of his death was 53 years, 7 months and 13 days old. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church in this city at 10 o’clock this (Wednesday) morning Rev. s. L. Shirley, preached the sermon and the burial ceremony of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was repeated over the remains at the church and at the Troy Presbyterian cemetery where interment was made. The Odd Fellow lodges of both Larwill and Hecla joined the order of this city after the funeral cortege reached the cemetery and assisted in the last respects paid to a brother who had long been a faithful and honored member of the order.

Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, March 13, 1901 (page 5)

     Sam Elliott died at his home on Walnut street between one and two o’clock Monday morning from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy, or paralysis, which came upon him last Friday night. He seemed to partially regain consciousness, but it was only momentarily.
     The deceased was a son of Robert Elliott, a pioneer of Troy township, and was born in that township July 28, 1841. He was 53 years, 7 months and 13 days of age at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and two sisters to mourn his untimely demise.
     The deceased was of a jolly good natured disposition and had many warm friends in all parts of the county who will be pained to hear of his death.
     The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church Wednesday forenoon under direction of the I. O. O. F. lodge of which the deceased was a member.


Elliott, Samuel J. W.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, February 5, 1908 (page 1)

     Samuel S. J. W. Elliott, one of the best known and most highly esteemed old pioneers of this county, closed his earthly career at his home in Troy township Friday night at 11 o’clock, after an illness which began the first day of the present year. At that time he was attacked by the grip, which clung to him and finally developed into pneumonia a few days prior to his death. In his enfeebled condition the latter disease rapidly sapped away his vitality and brought about the dissolution of the body and spirit.
     The deceased was one of the early settlers of Troy township and he was one of the best men, viewed from any standpoint, who ever lived in that township. He was an ideal citizen and at all times his influence was on the right side of every good cause which concerned the county, township or neighborhood in which he lived. He always enjoyed the confidence and respect of his neighbors and was ever ready to extend a helping hand to those in need of assistance. He was permitted to live to a ripe old age, but his many years were filled with good deeds and the life he lived was one worthy of emulation by all.
     S. J. W. Elliott was born in Franklin county, Ohio, August 25, 1823; died January 31, 1908, at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 6 days. He was the youngest of a family of eight children born to Archibald and Phebe Elliott and was the last one . . . [blacked out] this earth. March 5, 1848, he was united in marriage to Nancy Finley, of Delaware county, Ohio. To them seven children were born; five of whom are living – Mary King and Flora Wagner, of Larwill; Lydia Lower, Ida Keiser and Albert E. Elliott, of Troy township. Jennie died when three years of age and Mrs. Phebe M. Cunningham died several years ago. He also leaves twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Elliott preceded her husband in death about fifteen years ago.
     They came to Whitley county in 1855 and were among the early settlers of the township. Like many of the pioneers they were industrious and economical and consequently successful in acquiring considerable property, and their farm was one of the best in that part of the county. Mr. Elliott became a member of the Presbyterian church early in life and was a steadfast and liberal supporter of it throughout his long sojourn on earth. He lived up to his religious professions in his daily life and was prepared for the great change which sooner or later all will be called upon to meet.
     The funeral occurred Tuesday, leaving the residence at 10:30 a.m. for the Troy Presbyterian church, Rev. Gibson Wilson officiating. Interment in church cemetery.

Columbia City Commercial Mail - Whitley County, Indiana
Friday, February 7, 1908 (page 4)

     Samuel J. W. Elliott, one of the pioneer farmers and stock raisers of Whitley county, died at his home in Troy township Saturday morning at 2 o’clock [rwNote: CCP obit has 11 o’clock Friday] after having been in declining health for some time in his 85th year. Four weeks ago he was taken sick with grip and later pneumonia developed and at his advanced age his vitality was too far spent to withstand the attack and he gradually grew weaker until the end came quietly and peacefully at the time stated.
     The deceased was a son of Archibald and Phoebe Elliott and was born in Franklin county, Ohio, August 25, 1823. He grew to manhood in Ohio and on March 5, 1848, was united in marriage to Nancy Finley, a native of Delaware county, Ohio. In 1855 Mr. Elliott disposed of his farm in Ohio and came to this county, locating in Troy township where he has since resided.
     Five of the seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott survive and all reside in this county. The children are Albert F. in Troy township, Mrs. Lydia Lower, Mrs. Mary King and Mrs. Flora Wagoner, of Larwill, and Mrs. Ida B. Keiser, of Troy township. Mrs. Phoebe Cunningham died in 1883 and Miss Jennie Elliott died in 1870. The wife died eighteen years ago.
     The deceased was an honored and respected citizen. He was a Whig until the formation of the republican party and since then a republican. He has for many years been a devout member of the Troy township Presbyterian church.


Elliott, Thomas A.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, January 31, 1900 (page 5)

     Thomas A. Elliott, one of the pioneers of Troy township, and one of the well known old residents of the county, died Saturday morning at the age of 79 years. His death was due to a chronic trouble from which he suffered at intervals for many years.
     The deceased was born in Franklin county, Ohio an din 1842 came to this county and purchased 40 acres of land in Troy township. He was married to Sarah Watters December 15th, of that year, and some time afterwards they took up their residence in the above township. The county history says he put up a cabin and moved into it when it was without either a door or a stove and but part of a fire-place, and his wife and child were obliged to go to bed while the chimney was being completed. At that time Troy township was one vast forest, and Mr. and Mrs. Elliott endured all the hardships and privations of pioneer life. To them eight children were born, five of which grew to manhood and womanhood. They became members of the Presbyterian church in 1843, and both remained faithful exemplars of Christianity until the end, Mrs. Elliott preceding her husband to the grave a few years.
     Mr. Elliott was one of the most genial of men and he will be kindly remembered by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He will be remembered by many as the gentleman who officiated at the county fairs held years ago, as marshal, generally appearing on horseback. In his death the community in which he resided loses a grand old man and a good, honorable, upright citizen. His familiar form will be greatly missed.


Elliott, William A.
Columbia City Commercial - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday, December 3, 1885 (page 3)

     Died. Elliott – William A., son of R. J. and C. M. Elliot, of Troy township, was born March 21st, 1857 and died Nov. 24th, 1885, aged 28 years, 8 months and 3 days.
     His funeral took place from Troy Presbyterian church on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m., and was very largely attended by sympathizing friends and neighbors. Rev. S. J. McElwee officiated. The deceased was a most estimable young man and his death is greatly lamented by all who know him. He died with consumption.


Elliott, William Walker
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Friday, January 13, 1939 (page 1)

     William Walker Elliott, 85, native of Whitley county, died Friday morning at 8 o’clock at the county hospital. His parents were Thomas and Sarah Watters Elliott. He was born in Troy township April 18, 1853. May 13, 1877 Mr. Elliott was married to Alice Schuh. Five children survive the marriage, Edward of Fort Wayne; James G., of Chicago; Murl of Richland township; Mrs. Harry Tannehill, of Columbia township, and Mrs. Cora mason, of Etna township.
     Other survivors of Mr. Elliott are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Pressler, of Troy township.
     Rev. J. S. Hoenstine, of Grace Lutheran church, will officiate at funeral rites to be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Smith Funeral Home where friends will be received. Interment will be made in the Troy Presbyterian cemetery.

Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Monday, January 16, 1939 (page 6)

     Funeral rites were held at the Smith Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock for William Walker Elliott, the Rev. J. S. Hoenstine of Grace Lutheran church officiating.
     Interment was made in the Troy Presbyterian cemetery. Mrs. Theodore Knox, of Larwill, soloist, sang “Shadows,” and “Gates are Never Closed.” Mrs. Knox was accompanied by Mrs. Garland Ward.
     Pallbearers were Harry Keisler, Olin and Wesley Vanderford, Ralph Watson, Gleason Anderson, Ralph Terman, Arloene Tannehill, Anna Terman and Alice Hursey, granddaughters, of Mr. Elliott served as flower bearers.
     Present at the funeral rites from a distance were James Elliott, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elliott and Louis Davis, of Fort Wayne.

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