Bio: Elliott, Jared W. (1914)


Surnames: Elliott, Curtiss, Wylie, Carter, Kidd, Smith, Hanks, Wilcox, Gillies, McInnis

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 704-705

Jared W. Elliott, sales manager of the Kaiser Lumber Company, was born in the city of Eau Claire, September 5, 1873, and is the son of Hugh M. and Olivia (Curtis) Elliott. Hugh M. Elliott, father of Jared, was born in West Almond, Allegany county, New York, June 13, 1847. His education was obtained in the public schools and commercial college at Binghamton, N. Y. In 1865 he came west to Rock Island, Ill., where for two years he was engaged in farming, thence in 1867 he came to Eau Claire and was in the employ of the Daniel Shaw Lumber Company for two years and was then engaged in general merchandising for two years. He was next employed as bookkeeper for Esterbrooks three years, and for the next fifteen years up to 1900 he was with the Valley Lumber Company, filling various positions up to superintendent, an office he held when he left their employ in 1900 to go to Nevada, where for two years he was engaged in developing copper mines. He returned to Eau Claire and for a time was with the Daniel Shaw Lumber Company. He was engaged in the clothing business for two years at Owen, Eau Claire county, and was employed four years by Kimberly & Clark at log sealing on the Fox river. After many years of hard work in the lumbering industry he retired from that line of business and entered the insurance field, to which he is now (1914) devoting his time, representing some of the best companies.

He married Olivia Curtis, daughter of William and Isabell Curtis, and five children have been born to them: Jared; Josephine, married T. H. Wylie, of Eau Claire; Claire, who is employed on the Soo railroad, and who married Cressie Carter; Laura, married Earl Kidd, of Owen, Wis., and Byron, the youngest, is unmarried and is employed by the Central Warehouse Lumber Company, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Jared P. Elliott, grandfather of our subject, was born in Connecticut, and at an early age moved to Alma, N. Y., and later to Allegany county, where he followed farming all his life. He married Mary Smith and they became the parents of ten children, as follows: Henry; Jared; Luman; Frank; Lafayette, who is chief of police of Eau Claire; Hugh; Hannah, who married Enoch Hanks and is deceased; Rebecca, married Siles Wilcox, and two that died in infancy. The great grandfather, Itiah Elliott, was a resident and farmer of Connecticut.

Jared W. was educated in the public schools of Eau Claire and the Dixon college of Dixon, Ill., where he spent two years, after which he went to Duluth, Minn., and for a time was connected with the Alger & Smith Lumber Company. Returning to Eau Claire, he became associated with the Daniel Shaw Lumber Company, filling various positions, and became thoroughly versed in all lines of the lumber industry, remaining with this concern ten years. In the spring of 1913 he became connected with the Kaiser Lumber Company as sales manager, which position he still retains. Mr. Elliott is a member of the Knights of Pythias and Gerniania Lodge, No. 49, the Red Men. He married Sarah Gillies, daughter of Archibald and Euphemia (McInnis) Gillies, and has one son Hugh Gillies Elliott.



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