Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, May 6, 1961
Services Monday For
Local Woman, 43
          Funeral services for  Mrs. Etoilie May Elliott,  62, who died Friday at 12:30 p.m. at her home, 115 N. Walnut St., will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Duane Yegerlehner officiating.  She has been ill for several months and death was attributed to complications.
          Mrs. Elliott was born in Johnson county on February 17, 1899, a daughter of  James and  Alice Hamner.  She was married to  Jay Francis Thompson  in early life and he died in 1920.  Three children survive this marriage,  Harold Thompson  of Westport,  Mrs. Dorothy Jones  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Wilbur Weakley  of Shelbyville.  She was then married on November 14, 1925, to  Morton Elliott  and he survives at home.  Also surviving are one brother,  Earl Hamner  of Johnson county, and six grandchildren.
          Mrs. Elliott was a member of the First Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, December 23, 1960
Rites for City Native To Be In Connecticut
William L. Elliott, 77, died Thursday in Norwalk, Connecticut.
S/o  J. W.  and  Emma Elliott.
Graduated from a Shelby County high school and attended Purdue University.
Moved to CT about 1935.
Auditor for the National Surety Company of New York.
Married  Helen Wagoner of Boston.
Survivors:  wife;  son, James C. Elliott, of Williamsport, WV;  Mrs. Harry W. DePrez, Shelbyville,  and  Mrs. A. C. Millikan, Wilton, Connecticut.
Funeral services and burial in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 13, 1918
          James T. Elliott died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George W. Rapp, in east Jackson street, at 9 o'clock this morning.  He had been in failing health for some time, but the end came suddenly this morning.  He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Charles B. and David T., of Shelbyville; Daniel, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. A. E. Powell of Chicago, and  Mrs. George W. Rapp, of Shelbyville; also a step-son, John S. Nay [Ney], of Franklin.  His wife was buried last August.  One brother, the youngest of a family of eight, also survives.  Mr. Elliott was 81 years old.  Funeral services will be held at the Rapp home Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. A. F. VonTobal, of the Presbyterian church.  Friends may call at any time.  Please omit flowers.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
August 13, 1917
Wife of James Elliott Passed Away Saturday Night
At The Age Of 80 Years-Funeral Tuesday
          After a struggle lasting through several months with physical disorders very largely due to old age, Mrs. Katherine Elliott, died at her home 221 east Jackson street Saturday night at 9 o'clock.  Mrs. Elliott belonging to a style and a class of citizens rapidly passing away.  She was born in Johnson county, not far from Franklin, on January 5, 1837.  She was one of the finest and one of the most assuming women of this city.  She was married to Mr. Elliott in 1864 and they have resided in Shelbyville since 1888.  There was but six days difference in the age of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott.  Their children are:  Charles B. Elliott, of west Broadway; David Elliott, of Marion township;  Mrs. Frances E. Powell, of Chicago;  Mrs. George Rapp, of east Jackson street, and  Daniel Elliott, of Indianapolis, John S. Nay, a son by a first marriage, resides in Franklin, where he has filled the office of deputy auditor for 10 years.
          All of Mrs. Elliott's life was spent in Johnson and Shelby counties.  In 1914 Mr. and Mrs. Elliott celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.  Perhaps no happier gathering was ever held in this community.  "Uncle Jimmy" and his good wife were surrounded by children who are prosperous; by friends who were good and true.  They lived over the old days knowing and feeling that if you live it right that life, after all, is worth living.
          Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Primitive Baptist church, of Johnson county, with which church she united when a girl.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Elder Daily, of Indianapolis, officiating, the services to be conducted at the home of the daughter, Mrs. George Rapp, 221 east Jackson street.  Interment will be at Forest Hill.  Friends may call this evening from 7 to 9 and Tuesday morning from 9 until the hour of the funeral.  No flowers.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 7, 1879
Page 2 column 6
DIED ELLIOTT -- On Monday, August 4th, 1879, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, Mr. Samuel W. Elliott, aged 59 years, 6 months and 4 days. Samuel Elliott was an old and respected citizen of this county.  He was raised in Warren county, Ohio, where he was married to a Miss Evans.  He with his father, the late James Elliott, and his brothers, came to this county about 1841, and entered the milling and mercantile business.  Samuel Elliott lost his wife a few years afterwards, being left with one son.  In August, 1848, he married Miss Mary J. Powell of this county, moved to Marietta and entered vigorously in the milling business. In 1855 he built the present flouring mills at that place.  About the same time he opened a dry goods store in Marietta and did an extensive business.  In 1860 he moved to Shelbyville and opened out a boot and shoe store in the room now occupied by Mr. John W. Vannoy.  Soon after he added dry goods, and for four years of the war did a large and successful business.  In 1865 he formed a partnership with John Blessing and Morrison Gadd in the dry goods business in Indianapolis.  Not being successful, in 1867, he moved to Missouri, and later to Ft. Scott, Kansas, where he was in the queensware trade at the time of his death.  Samuel Elliott was recognized as one of the very best business men in this county.  He was one of the first in every business enterprise of the community; he was one of the incorporators of the First National Bank of Shelbyville; also gave his aid and influence in organizing the different gravel road companies, which are the pride of our county.  He leaves a wife and two children, having less that a year ago buried his only daughter.  It was during her sickness that the seeds of disease were planted in him, and for several months after her death it was feared he would follow.  But in the spring, hope began to revive that he would regain his accustomed strength, but the malarial fever of that locality took hold of him, and in one short week that strong form passed away, and now we mourn with his family for one whom all recognized as one of God's noblemen.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, September 26, 1878.
          We copy the following from the Ft. Scott Herald, in reference to  Miss Emma Elliott, who was a former resident of this city, and who is well known in this community:
          Miss Emma Elliott, who has been sick with typhoid fever for a long time died yesterday morning.  Her brother, who lives near Cincinnati, has been telegraphed to, and on his arrival tomorrow afternoon the funeral will take place.  Miss Elliott was an earnest and sincere Christian woman, whose life was an hourly example of the purity fidelity and complete exemplification of the teachings of her Lord and Saviour.  Her pure spirit has been wafted to the bosom of the Redeemer, and her friends who mourn her untimely end feel called upon to realize the splendid fact that she has gone on before to welcome them to the immortality whose glory fadeth not away.  But, after all, she was the character of life that we most dislike to part with, for she was gentle, and kind and lovable, and such people make the world better by living in it.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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