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tion of his work for the advancement of his community he has been awarded life membership in the Nebraskana Society. Mr. Ehlers is a Democrat. Residence: Deshler. (Photograph in Album).
Walter Richard Ehlers
Walter Richard Ehlers, grain and livestock dealer was born at Scribner, Nebraska, August 20, 1895, son of William P. and Emma K. (Hendricks) Ehlers. His father and mother were both born in Germany, and at the present time are residing at Dix. Prior to coming to Dix, Mr. Ehlers was a farmer and livestock dealer at Scribner, Nebraska.
Upon his graduation from Scribner High School in 1913, Mr. Ehlers entered the bank at Malcolm, Nebraska, where he was employed until 1916. He became assistant cashier of the Logan Valley Bank at Uehling, Nebraska, in 1916, holding that position until 1918. He served in the United States Army in 1918 with the rank of sergeant first class, and in 1931 was county commander of the Kimball County organization of the American Legion.
From 1919 until 1922 Mr. Ehlers was cashier and president of the Citizens State Bank at Dix. Since that time he has been in the grain and livestock business, selling his bank in 1922 to the Farmers State Bank of Dix. He is chairman of the village board at Dix, and is a Republican.
On November 11, 1919, he was married to Clara Sievers at Omaha. Mrs. Ehlers was born at Scribner, Nebraska, November 11, 1896. They have two children, Carrol Walter, born in August, 1920; and Kenneth Warren, born in August, 1922.
Mr. Ehlers is a Protestant. He is a member of the Red Cross, the Masons, the Odd Fellows, of which he is past Noble Grand, and from 1922-1925 was treasurer of school district number two. He is fond of baseball, and was coach on the Fort Sheridan army baseball team in the summer of 1919. He also enjoys golf. Residence: Dix.
Frank A. Eichberg
Frank A. Eichberg was born at Hoengroph, Germany, January 1, 1858, the son of John and Minnie Eichberg. His father, a farmer, was born in Germany and died at Columbus, Wisconsin. His mother was also a native of Germany.
Mr. Eichberg has been a farmer in Madison County for the past 52 years, and is a stockholder in the Van Sicle Paint Company of Tilden, Nebraska. He is a member of the Nebraska State Historical Society, is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society.
He was united in marriage with Ernestine Minnia Groening at Waterloo, Wisconsin, February 15, 1885. Mrs. Eichberg was born in Germany, March 16, 1861, and died at Tilden, February 21, 1922. Four children were born to them: Lilly Mae, November 8, 1887, who married Dwight O. Whitehorn; Lydia Louise, August 3, 1891, who died November 9, 1928; Frank H., born July 3, 1893, who married Dorothy Eichberg; and Arvid Charles, April 28, 1895, who married Lillie Wettier. Residence: Tilden.
George Charles Eicher
On March 17, 1890, George C. Eicher was born at Toledo, Ohio, the son of Charles F. and Grace Margaret (Harkey) Eicher. He attended the public and high schools of Toledo, and was married to Alice Marie Schroeder there. Mrs. Eicher was born at Toledo, November 21, 1896.
His father was born at Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1852, and is in the newspaper business, his ancestors coming to America from Germany, in 1720. His mother was the daughter of the Reverend Sidney Levi Harkey, D. D., prominent Lutheran clergyman and educator. She was born at Quincy, Illinois, October 23, 1861, and died at Toledo, July 2, 1928.
Mr. Eicher is the father of two children, Grove, born February 16, 1918; and Irene, born May 30, 1926. He is a Republican and has been in the feed manufacturing business for twenty-six years. He started as office boy and is now general manager of one of the largest mills in the state of Nebraska, The G. E. Conkey Company. He is a director also of the Dresch Laboratories Company of Toledo, Ohio, manufacturers of dental materials.
Among the organizations to which Mr. Eicher belongs are the First Lutheran Church, of Nebraska City, the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and the Elks. He is also a Mason. His clubs are Heather Downs Golf Club (Toledo), Nebraska City Country Club, and Omaha Athletic Club. His hobby is reading. Residence: Nebraska City.
Arwin Calvin Eiker
Arwin Calvin Eiker, farmer and stock feeder, was born in Webster City, Iowa, October 19, 1888, and came to Nebraska 32 years ago. His father was born in Galesburg, Illinois, in January, 1858, and is now a retired farmer. His mother, Sallie McCook Stafford, was born at Columbus, Ohio, in November, 1863. His parents are now residing at Ogallala, Nebraska.
Mr. Eiker attended public school, and has since engaged in farming.
On September 27, 1911, he was married to Edith Harrison at Big Spring. Mrs. Eiker was born at Grant, Nebraska, December 12, 1891. She is a member of the Big Spring Methodist Church, the Royal Neighbors and is president of the South Side Progressive Club of Big Spring.
To Mr. and Mrs. Eiker were born three children, two of whom are living, Harrison, September 18, 1913, died June 22, 1917; Louise, on April 19, 1918; and Calvin, on December 30, 1924. The children are members of the 4-H club. Louise was a member of the Beef Dairy and Sheep Clubs, 1931, and is taking an active part in them this year. She is also a member of the Girl Scouts and the Knighthood of Youth Club.
Mr. Eiker is a member of the Big Spring Methodist Church, Modern Woodmen of America of which he served as officer 1910-29, the Odd Fellows, the Parent-Teachers' Association, and from 1913 until 1917 was director of school district No. 3. He has taken an active part in all 4H club work and has been a club leader the past three years. His favorite sport is golf, while his hobbies are reading and mechanics. Residence: Big Spring.
Roy David Eiker
Roy David Eiker, electrical dealer, was born at Blairsburg, Iowa, January 30, 1886, son of Calvin Armstrong and Sallie McCook (Stafford) Eiker.
The father was born in Knoxville, Illinois, December 23, 1858, and until 1918 was a farmer. He is now a honey producer. He is active in civic work and was first president and co-organizer of the Keith County Agricultural Society, his ancestry is Pennsylvania Dutch. The mother, Sallie McCook, was born in Columbus, Ohio, November 2, 1861. Her father, J. A. Stafford, organized Company K of Columbus, Ohio, and was elected captain, serving through the entire war.
Mr. Eiker attended country school. He came from Iowa to Polk County in 1898 and moved to Keith County in 1905. He farmed until 1918 when he moved to Ogallala. He built the artificial ice plant there in 1920 and sold it in 1922. At that time he went into the electrical contracting business. In addition he handles the Delcolight and Frigidaire dealership for three counties.
He was married in 1910 to Dora Pearl Caskey of Big Springs, Nebraska. She died at Ogallala, Novem-
ber 23, 1918. There are two children of this marriage, Eva Naomi, born May 29, 1911; and Harlow Earl, born February 8, 1913.
Mr. Eiker's second marriage was to Edna Mae McLeod, daughter of Charles McLeod, a farmer and banker and state representative from Stanton County several terms and also a member of the constitutional convention. They were married at Stanton, January 17, 1923. There are two children of this marriage, Lois Ann, born July 1, 1925; and Zola Mae, born March 7, 1928. Eva will graduate from Children Hospital as a nurse this year; Harlow was just graduated from Ogallala High School.
Mr. Eiker is a Republican. In 1908 he joined the Presbyterian Church and in 1918 his membership was transferred to the Congregational Church. He is district deputy grand master of the Odd Fellows at the present time, and is a member of the Commercial Club and the Rotary Club. Formerly he enjoyed playing tennis and at the present time his favorite sport is golf. His hobby is mechanics. Residence: Ogallala.
Julius Joseph Eimers
Julius Joseph Elmers, newspaper man and abstractor, has lived at South Sioux City, Dakota County, Nebraska, since 1887. He was born at Peterson, Clay County, Iowa, January 29, 1871, the son of Joseph and Mary (Schwartz) Eimers. His father, who was a mechanic, was born in Germany, and died at Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, 1884. His mother was born in Germany and died at Denver, Colorado, in 1895.
Mr. Eimers received his education in the public and high schools of Storm Lake, Iowa, and then moved to South Sioux City where he was the publisher of the Dakota County Record, 1895-1909. He is now the owner and manager of the Dakota County Abstract Company, is vice president of the Nebraska State Bank, and is vice president and director of the Nebraska State Bank at South Sioux City. From 1900 to 1908 he served as county judge in Dakota County.
During the World War Mr. Eimers served as chairman of the Red Cross of South Sioux City, was chairman of the Dakota County Chapter of the Red Cross, and acted as county food administrator. He holds membership in the American Title Association, is a Mason, and is a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen of America. He was president of the board of education 1910-18, was president of the South Sioux City Commercial Club, 1929, and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. His favorite recreations are fishing and reading.
He married Mary Luella Stamm at Sioux City, Iowa, November 25, 1903; she was born at Lena, Illinois, January 4, 1877. Their daughter, Marion, who was born March 23, 1907, was graduated from the University of Nebraska and is married to George F. Branigan. Mr. Branigan is an educator. Residence: South Sioux City.
John Jacob Eisele
Born at Cedar Creek, Nebraska, May 10, 1880, the son of John Jacob Eisele and Sarah A. (Berge) Eisele, John Jacob Eisele, Jr., has been a resident of this state all his life. His father, who was born at Wurtemberg, Germany, August 29, 1839, and died at Lincoln, Nebraska, was a farmer. He was living at Atlanta, Georgia, at the beginning of the Civil War, and unable to escape draft into the southern army in any other way he fled to Mexico, returning at the end of the war. The parents of Sarah A. (Berge) Eisele were natives of Pennsylvania where the family had lived for several generations.
Mr. Eisele received his education in a rural school near Douglas, Nebraska, and since completion of his education has been a farmer near Juniata, Nebraska. He is president of the Parent Teachers Association, and is superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School. His lobby is reading.
He was united in marriage with Amelia Panline Basch at Hastings, Nebraska, April 11, 1906; she was born at Juniata, April 30, 1879, of German parentage. Their children are: Harold, born January 23, 1908; and Ray, born January 31, 1909. Harold was graduated from Grand Island College in 1929 and in 1931 received the Masters degree. Ray is a student at Hastings College. Residence: Juniata.
Gustaf Enoch Ekstrand
Gustaf Enoeh Ekstrand was born at Chicago, Illinois, October 15, 1889, the son of Gustaf Nelson and Charlotta (Swanson) Ekstrand. His father was born in Sweden, November 17, 1854, came to America in 1887, where he was a farmer, and died at Stromsburg, Nebraska, December 2, 1930. His mother was born at Smalan, Sweden, November 23, 1854, and came to this country with her husband.
Mr. Ekstrand, who is a salesman for the Rystrom Company at Stromsburg, has lived in Nebraska for over 30 years. He is a member of the Nebraskana Society, was chairman of the Red Cross roll call for Polk County for three years, was chairman of the Citizens' Military Training Camp for Polk County for three years, and is now chairman of the local Boy Scouts. A Republican, he was the defeated candidate for county clerk in 1930.
During the World War he was corporal of the 75th Company, 6th Regiment of the United States Marines, and the 2nd division of the American Expeditionary Forces. While overseas, he participated in the Meuse-Argonne engagement, marched to the Rhine, and was in the Army of Occupation in Germany.
He was united in marriage with Hilda Henrietta Peterson at Omaha, Nebraska, May 21, 1921. Mrs. Ekstrand, who is of Swedish parentage, was born at Omaha, September 5, 1889. Four children were born to them: Arnold E., born April 15, 1923; James G., born March 19, 1924; Elizabeth Ann, born October 20, 1926, died July 6, 1930; and Margaret L., born February 27, 1929.
Mr. Ekstrand has served 3 years as post commander and 2 years as post adjutant of the local post of the American Legion. Residence: Stromsburg.
Oscar John Ekstrand
Born at Ulrickshamn, Elfsborgs, Lan, Sweden, March 17, 1883, Oscar John Ekstrand has been a resident of Nebraska 47 years. He is the son of Swan August and Marie Christine (Gustafson) Ekstrand, the former born at Ulrickshamn, June 10, 1841. He arrived in America May 16, 1884, a laborer and penniless, settling in Nebraska, where he became a successful farmer. He died at Oakland, December 16, 1910. Marie Christine Gustafson was born in Ulrickshamn, May 22, 1859, and makes her home with her son, Oscar.
Oscar Ekstrand attended country schools, and followed in the footsteps of his father, as a farmer. He manages his own farm and dairy and is president of the Burt County Fair Association, the Logan Valley Federal Farm Loan Association, and is connected with the First National Bank, is secretary of the Farmers Co-operative Union and director of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company. He was awarded the master farmer's gold medal, class of 1930. A Republican, he is active in local politics and is district committeeman.
On May 26, 1909, he was married to Clara Christine Nelson at Omaha. Mrs. Ekstrand was born at Oakland, April 13, 1886, of Swedish parents. There are six children, Leila Marie, born March 20, 1910; Clarice Mae, born May 24, 1911; Enid Elaine, born October 26, 1912; Arlene June, born June 22, 1914; Elwin Francis, born January 5, 1916, and Inez Dorene, born May 17, 1917. Four of the children are graduates of Oakland High School, and the two youngest still attend it. Lula Marie was graduated from the University in 1930; Clarice May finishes in 1932; and Enid is a graduate of the Lincoln School of Commerce.
During the late War, Mr. Ekstrand was a member of
several committees on Liberty Loan drives and other activities. He was president of the Oakland P. T. A. in 1929, and a director of the school district No. 48 from 1914-1923. He is a director of the Burt County Farm Bureau, attends the First Swedish Baptist Church, and is a member of the Masons, Eastern Star, Modern Woodmen of America and the Vikings. He is the owner of the Oakland Golf Links, but is not a member, his favorite sport being baseball. Residence: Oakland. (Photograph in Album).
Charles Elmer Eldred
Charles Elmer Eldred, judge of the district court, was born at Argyle, Wisconsin, June 30, 1870, son of Charles Carroll and Euphema Jane (Hunnell) Eldred.
The father was born in New York state, November 12, 1832, and died at Kansas City, Missouri, July 23, 1914. He was a carpenter and contractor. His wife, Euphema, was born in Indiana, in 1832, and died at Argyle, Wisconsin, in October, 1875.
Judge Eldred attended common schools in Owego Mills, Wisconsin, and was graduated from high school at Argyle.
He was admitted to the bar in Phillipsburg, Kansas, on January 16, 1890, and in 1901 was elected mayor of McCook. He held this office three successive terms. He was county judge of Red Willow County, Nebraska, part of 1901 and 1902, and county attorney for two terms beginning January, 1903.
Since 1920 he has been judge of the 14th Judicial District of Nebraska, and is a candidate without opposition for re-election at this time. He is a Republican.
On August 18, 1892, he was married to Jessie Anne Pratt at Phillipsburg, Kansas. Mrs Eldred was born at Brooklyn, New York, February 19, 1869. There are three children, William Carroll, born August 15, 1893, who married Mary Russell; Charles Pratt, born April 28, 1897, who married Opal Nelson; and John Elliot, born September 11, 1905, who married Agra Genho.
Judge Eldred is a member of the American, Nebraska State, and the 14th Judicial District Bar Associations. He is a Modern Woodman of America, a Mason, Blue Lodge No. 135 at McCook, Chapter No. 35, and the Royal Arch Masons. He is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and the Young Men's Christian Association. His favorite sport is golf. Residence: McCook.
Robert Bruce Eldredge
Robert Bruce Eldredge, physician and surgeon, was born at York, Nebraska, November 14, 1898, son of Delmer Cornelius and Cora (Gilbert) Eldredge.
He was graduated from Central High School at Omaha, in 1916, and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska in 1922.
His marriage to Katherine Gohery was solemnized at Omaha, on May 11, 1920.
Dr. Eldrege is a member of the American, Douglas County and Omaha Medical Associations, the Nebraska-Iowa Pediatric Society, and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Residence: Omaha,
Israel Curtis Eller
Born at Brookville, Iowa, December 17, 1853, Israel Curtis Eller has been in public life in Washington County nearly fifty years, and has a distinguished record. He is the son of Harvey and Mary Caroline (Vannoy) Eller, the former of whom was born at Wilksboro, North Carolina, March 24, 1819. A farmer all his life, he died at Farson, Wapello County, Iowa, November 3, 1906. He was descended from Christian Eller who came from Rotterdam to Philadelphia October 9, 1747, and whose descendants removed to North Carolina.
Mary Caroline Vannoy was also a native of Wilks County, North Carolina, born February 18, 1823. Her ancestry is said to include a soldier under Cromwell, who after the Reformation removed to Staten Island and from there to New Jersey and thence to North Carolina. Her grandfather, Nathaniel Vannoy, fought under Colonel Benjamin Cleveland at Kings Mountain.
Israel Curtis Eller attended country school and Central University at Pella, Iowa, 1876-80. He was admitted to the bar at Tekamah, in November, 1882, and has since been engaged in practice with the exception of time spent in public office. A Republican, he was clerk of the district court of Washington County January 1, 1884-January 1, 1892; appointed county judge October 1, 1893-January 1, 1894; clerk of the district court July 1, 1908-11; county judge 1911-19; 1925-34; and city clerk of Blair and member of the state legislature from Burt and Washington Counties in 1907.
He was married to Ellen Elizabeth Kamp at Blair, on November 3, 1886. Mrs. Eller was born at East Troy, Wisconsin, February 9, 1861, and died at Blair, June 14; 1914. She was Swiss on the maternal side and English on the paternal. Before her marriage she was a teacher. There were three children William Curtis, born March 6, 1888, died December 27, 1900. Mary Louise, born August 26, 1893, married Harry L. Morris; and Frances Pauline, born January 24, 1897, married Ralph J. Roush.
Judge Eller is a member of the Baptist Church, the Masons and Odd Fellows. During 1904-11 he was a member of the city school board of Blair. He is a member of the Nebraskans Society at the present time. Residence: Blair.
Louis F. Ellermeier
For the past 62 years Louis F. Ellermeier has lived in Nebraska, and for 42 years has been engaged in the grain business at Swanton. He was born at Qunicy, Illinois, October 20, 1864, the son of E. L. and Mary (Stork) Ellermeier. His father, born in Germany, August 31, 1837, in 1853 moved to America with his parents. He homesteaded in 1869 settling in Jefferson County, Nebraska; he served in the Civil War, 1861-64; he died at Swanton, December 13, 1922. His mother was born in Germany in 1833 and died in Jefferson County, July 26, 1876.
Mr. Ellermeier attended grade school and business college. He has been a grain merchant at Swanton for 42 years. He engaged in loan drives, food administration work, and Red Cross activities at Swanton, during the World War. He is a Mason. His political affiliation has always been with the Republican Party.
He was united in marriage with Evelyn McBride at Swanton, July 24, 1895. Mrs. Ellermeier, whose ancestry is Scotch, was born at Winterset, Iowa, July 26, 1866. They have two children: Dwight R. born June 19, 1896, who married Sadie Ann Krejnek; and Frank D., born July 24, 1902, who married Stella M. Hopkins.
Mr. Ellermeier holds membership in the Nebraskana Society, and is vitally interested in civic improvement and community affairs. Residence: Swanton.
Alfred George Ellick
For the past thirty years Alfred G. Ellick has been engaged in the practice of law at Omaha. He was born at Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, August 29, 1878, the son of Francis Ignatius and Josephine (Lauth) Ellick, and has lived in Nebraska all his life.
Graduated from the Fremont High School in 1897, in 1900 he was awarded the LL. B. degree at the University of Michigan. He was admitted to the bar in Michigan and Nebraska in 1900, and served as assistant city attorney of Omaha, 1904-05; deputy county attorney of Douglas County, 1906-12; assistant general attorney for the Union Pacific Railway Company, 1912-18. He has been associated with the following law firms in general
practice: Brome, Ellick & Brome, 1910-12; Brogan, Ellick & Raymond, 1918-28; and Brogan, Ellick & Van Dusen since 1928.
He was united in marriage with Frances Purvis at Omaha, December 16, 1903. Mrs. Ellick was born at Omaha. They have three children: Josephine, who married Edward B. Crofoot; Robert P.; and Alfred G.
Mr. Ellick served as captain of Company A of the Nebraska Home Guards, in Omaha, and was, during the participation of the United States in the World War, chairman of Four Minute Men. He holds membership in the Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Nebraskana Society, the University Club, and the Omaha country Club.
His absorbing interest outside of the business world is football and golf; he served as coach of the Haskell Indians football team, 1900-01, and coach of the Creighton football team, 1902. He is a Mason. Residence: Omaha.
Lillian Artman Elliott
Born in Cuming County, Nebraska, February 12, 1880, Lillian Artman Elliott is the daughter of John C. and Kathryn (Artman) High. She was educated in the public schools of West Point, and was graduated from high school in the class of 1896.
She was married to James C. Elliott, at West Point, and to them were born the following children: David Donald, born January 27, 1899, who received his A. B. and LL. B. from the University of Nebraska, and is now associated with the Veterans Bureau; Thomas Myron, born February 16, 1906, who received his A. B. degree at Nebraska and is athletic director at Kearney High School; James Drake, born November 20, 1908; Dorothy Rose, born October 26, 1911, married Chester William Paul; Grace Carolyn, born February 12, 1914; and Robert Burton, born April 7, 1918. James attended the University of Nebraska three years, and the two youngest children are attending school at the present time.
Mrs. Elliott was associate editor with her husband of the West Point Republican, 1901 to 1916, and since 1924 has been postmaster at West Point. She is a Republican, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Woman's Federated Clubs and the Business and Professional Women's Club. Her religious affiliation is with the Grace Lutheran Church. During the World War she was a member of the Red Cross Nurses's Class and devoted much time to community knitting. Her hobby is art.
James C. Elliott was prominent in state politics for many years. He was county attorney, clerk of the district court, held several city offices and was Republican candidate for congress in the 3rd district in 1911. Residence: West Point.
Robert Irving Elliott
Since 1916, Dr. Robert Elliott has been president of the Nebraska State Normal College at Chadron. He is the son of John and Marion Elizabeth (Tobey) Elliott, and was born at Worth, Cook County, Illinois, April 18, 1883. His father, who died at Lincoln in March, 1925, was a banker and stock grower of Irish and English descent. His mother was a native of Worth, and died at Lincoln in 1927. She was of French ancestry, and during the latter part of her life was active in the local Woman's Club, once serving as its president.
Upon his graduation from the Winside, Nebraska, High School in 1899, Dr. Elliott entered Nebraska Normal College at Wayne, receiving a B. S. in 1901; In 1914 he was awarded an A. B. at the University of Nebraska. He secured his M. A. at Columbia University in 1928. Active in debate, he was a member of Delta Sigma Rho. He is also a member of Phi Alpha Tau, Phi Gamma Delta and the Acacia.
On November 27, 1912 he was united in marriage with Annie L. Babcock of Arkansas. They have one child, Robert Irving, born November 17, 1917.
Dr. Elliott entered the teaching profession in the rural schools of Stanton County in 1901; in 1903 he was made superintendent of the Pilger (Nebraska) schools, continuing until 1905. During that year he was summer school instructor at Nebraska Normal College. From August, 1905 to January 1, 1906, he was Wayne County superintendent of schools; superintendent, Chadron city schools. 1908-09; superintendent, Broken Bow city schools, September, 1909 to January 1, 1912; deputy state superintendent of public instruction of Nebraska, 1912-15. From January, 1915 to August, 1916, he was head of the department of mathematics at Nebraska Teacher's College at Kearney.
He has been a resident of Chadron for the past fifteen years, and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He is a Congregationalist, affiliated with the Chadron Community Church. He is active in the Y. M. C. A., and is a member of the American Association of Teachers of Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and the Nebraska State Teachers Association. Dr. Elliott's chief recreations are golf and hiking. Residence: Chadron. (Photograph on Page 378).
An outstanding figure in the educational affairs of Nebraska is Ruth Elliott who is serving as dean of women at Kearney State Teachers' College. She was born at Superior, Nebraska, September 1, 1879, the daughter of James Firman and Emeline (Cameron) Harris. Her father, who was born at Zanesville, Ohio, May 10, 1839, and died at Hildreth, Nebraska, February 21, 1920, was a pioneer farmer and cattleman in Nebraska and Kansas, in 1867; he was the leader of the freight wagons which crossed the plains of the middlewest during homestead days.
Her mother, who was born in Ontario, Canada, November 29, 1847, and died at Kearney, Nebraska, February 6, 1923, was a teacher and a leader in her community; she served as president of the Woman's Club for a number of years, and prior to coming to America, had attended a girl's seminary in Canada.
Mrs. Elliott was graduated from the high school at Bostwick, Nebraska, in 1893, attended York College for a year, and received a two-year diploma from the State Teachers' College at Peru, Nebraska. She received the A. B. degree at Kearney State Teachers' College, and in recent years has studied at the San Diego Teachers' College in California, and the University of Nebraska. She was president of the debating club at Peru, and served as president of her class.
She began her teaching career in rural schools, and has served as high school teacher, school principal, high school superintendent and county superintendent in various Nebraska schools. Mrs. Elliott is now dean of women at Kearney State Teachers' College, and is prominent in social and professional affairs at Kearney. She is a member of the Kearney Woman's Club, the Order of Eastern Star, the National Educational Association, the National Association of Deans of Women, and the Young Women's Christian Association.
Mrs. Elliott is the owner of the Elliott Motor Lodge Camp at Kearney. She is affiliated with the Kearney Methodist Episcopal Church, is a member of the Nebraskana Society, and was formerly president of the Franklin County Council of Defense. Her hobby is landscap-
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