D.D. Eldridge * Mary Louisa Ayres Elliott * Timothy Gruwell Elliott


Reading Hustler, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, 18 March 1897, p.1.

D.D. ELDRIDGE died at his home on Silver street last Friday morning after a lingering illness, of consumption, aged 73 years. "Dad," as he was familiarly called, will be missed by a vast number of friends, as he was loved and respected by everybody who knew him. He had been in poor health several years. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon under the auspices of Reading Lodge I.O.O.F., Rev.(illegible), of (illegible) officiating. Interment took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Obituary next week.

Submitter: Nancy Nally

Mary Louisa Ayres ELLIOTT , 1842-1919

Mary Louisa, daughter of John and Cyrena Ayres was born in Bridgewater, Williams county, Ohio, March 5, 1842 and died at her home in Amboy, Mich., aged 77 years, 1 month and 3 days. April 27, 1861 she was united in marriage to Timothy Elliott of Amboy, Mich. and with the exception of the first year of their married life which was nearly 58 years, have lived on the farm they now occupy. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Edith Hukill of Amboy, Mrs. Cyrena Bailey of Frontier, Alice E. who died in infancy and Mrs. Ethel McCutcheon of Ransom. Though frail in body she was strong in love and faith and was a living example to her family and friends. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, three children, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Our loss is her eternal gain.  Card of Thanks was signed by Mr. Timothy Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hukill, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bailey, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCutcheon.

from unknown newspaper clipping submitted by Floyd A. Bailey

Timothy Gruwell ELLIOT, 1837-1926

Timothy G. Elliott was born 18 January 1837 at Marlborough, Stark Co., Ohio, and died 22 January 1926 at Fremont, Indiana, at the home of his daughter Cyrena Bailey. He was one of the seven children of Benjamin Elliott and Sarah Gruwell Elliott. Mr. Elliott came to Michigan in 1852. He married 27 April 1861, Mary Louisa Ayres. They were the parents of four children, Mrs. Edith (Charles) Hukill of Amboy, Mrs. Cyrena (Henry) Bailey of Fremont, Ind., Mrs. Ethel (Fred) McCutcheon of Ransom and Alice Evlin who died in infancy. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Timothy was perhaps the last in his neighborhood who was an early pioneer of Hillsdale County. He was honorable and upright in his dealings, always had a pleasant smile and a friendly hand shake. While not a church member, he was a birthright Quaker. Funeral services were held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hukill [granddaughter] in Pioneer, Ohio, and his remains laid to rest in the Hagaman Cemetery [located on Territorial Road in Hillsdale Co., Michigan.]

from unknown newspaper clipping submitted by Floyd A. Bailey

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