4/7/1930 Main St, Toledo, Sumpter Twp, Cumberland Co, IL. The census that year says Elmer was 26 and a section laborer on the IC railroad. Wife Erna was 19, they had married at 22 and 14 respectively, and the family consisted of Kathryn A, 3 1/2, and Don, 1y 9m.
Obituary: Floyd Elmer Elliott
Neoga, Ill.--Floyd Elmer Elliott, 70, of Neoga w as pronounced dead on arrival at Mattoon Memorial Hospital at 12:35 P.M. Friday. His body is at Swengel-)'Dell Funeral Home, Neoga. Arrangements are incomplete. Mr. Elliott formerly operated the Stop and Swap business at the south edge of Mattoon on U.S. 45. He was born Nov. 20, 1903, in Cumberland County, a son of Joshua and Anna Hartman Elliott. He married Erna Gast Nov. 4, 1925, in Effingham.
She survives. Besides his widow, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Catherine) Mann
of Neoga; eight sons, Donald, Gary and Randy, all of Mattoon, Richard of Neoga, Lonnie of Danville, Bill of Miami, Fla., Jerry of Fern Park, Fla., and Larry of North Augusta, S.C.; a foster son, Wesley Mefford of Mattoon; a sister Mrs. Andy (Frances) Helferson of Mattoon; 32
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers.
In Memoriam--Neoga News--Member of 1975 Newspaper
In memory of my father- Feb . 8, 1974:
The days are gloomy and some are clear, Every day goes by we wish you were here.
The fondest memories they are love,
Without him we miss him knowing he's above.
His dreams of life we must share,
His love for the family was really his care.
His footsteps were many, some were great!
In this life on earth he knew of no hate.
It came time for his Departing Day,
God beckoned for him to come this way.
Although we lost our loved one
But, his life in h eaven has only begun.
In death there is always sorrow
But, with God there is hope of a tomorrow.
Two years today he had passed away,
He left his love that lives with us each day.
It is hard to realize he is really gone,
In our l ives he will always live on.
The family of William J. Elliott, Wanda, Bill, Keith, Kevin and Kent,
In Memoriam--Neoga News--Member of the 1975 Newspaper
In memory of Elmer Elliott, who left us 2 years ago, Feb. 8th:
Deep in my heart a memory is kept of one I love and never forget.
I miss yo u always, my heart is sore.
As time goes on, I'll miss you more and more.
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
A beautiful memory you left behind,
A husband and father who was so loyal and true.
One in a million, that man was you.
Prayers were uttered to our Saviour.
Tears were shed, but all in vain,
For the angels came and bore you from this world of toil and pain.
Heaven gained what we had lost,
But we'll all be together someday dear,
When we meet in our home over there.
Erna, your wife, and family