George A. Elliott
- Born: 27 Jul 1831, Dublin, Ireland
- Marriage: Jeannette Zaphosa Gunn on 28 Nov 1865 in La Salle County, Ilinois
- Died: 21 Jul 1918, La Salle County, Ilinois at age 86
- Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, La Salle, La Salle County, Illinois
Noted events in his life were:
• Obituary, Jul 1918, La Salle County, Ilinois. George A. Elliott, for sixty-seven years a resident of La Salle, died at noon Sunday at his residence, 1118 Creye Coeur Street, following an operation for hernia, which underwent recently.
Mr. Elliott returned to his home a fortnight ago, but his condition had been aggravated by his age and the end came peacefully yesterday, after members of the family anticipated his death for a week or more.
The Funeral will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with services at the home by the Rev. A.E. Myer of the Baptist church and the Rev. W.H. Beeby of Champaign, Ill. Burial will be in Oakwood.
Mr. Elliott was one of the earlier merchants who contributed largely to the growth of this city.
He was born in the north part of Ireland, near the city of Dublin, on July 7, 1832, and thus would have celebrated his eighty-sixth anniversary. He was reared on his father's farm and given an education in the schools of Dublin.
When he was nineteen the Elliott family came to America and from that time (1851) to his death he was continuously a resident of La Salle. Thus this city was his home for 67 years.
When the discovery was made that coal was to be had here for the digging, he was placed in the management of the mines at Hog's Back, which was a mining settlement three miles north of La Salle. This he managed most successfully, finally severing his connection with the coal industry to engage in other lines.
He opened an agricultural implement store in 1862 at the corner of First and Joliet streets and continued in that line of business for twenty-one years. In connection with this he handled flour and feed.
In 1883, because of the condition of his health at the time, he retired from active work, since when he as been unengaged.
On November 28, 1865, Mr. Elliott was wedded, to Miss Jennett, daughter of Aaron and Nancy (Winters) Gunn. The parents of Mrs. Elliott were among the earliest settlers in this county.
Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott, two of them dying in infancy. The three surviving are F.B. Elliott, who is engaged in the lumber business; Miss Elizabeth Elliott, a bookkeeper at the Elliott-Hayden offices; and Miss Jennie Elliott, who resides at home. Mrs. Elliott preceded her husband to the grave.
George married Jeannette Zaphosa Gunn, daughter of Aaron Gunn and Nancy M. Winters, on 28 Nov 1865 in La Salle County, Ilinois. (Jeannette Zaphosa Gunn was born on 26 Feb 1838 in Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois, died on 25 May 1914 in La Salle County, Ilinois and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, La Salle, La Salle County, Illinois.)