2/19/1920 Spring Point Twp, Cumberland Co, IL. The census says Willie, 22, and wife Grace, 19, lived next door to his Uncle Lewis Elliott and 2 doors down from his widowed mother. He was a general farmer.
4/8/1930 Same place. That year Willie was a 32 year old general farmer, and his wife Grace was 29. They had married at ages 21 and 18 respectively. They had 2 children: Carl, 7, and Raymond, 2y 2 mo. Also living with them was his 67 year old Aunt Malinda Elliott who lived next door until she was widowed.
William Lewis Elliott, 65, of Toledo, died at 11:40 A.M., Wednesday in Arthur, Illinois, while attending a public sale. "Bill", as he was famil iarly known, was a popular trader in the community for many years. He is surv ived by his wife, Emma; sons, John C., Mattoon and Raymond F., with the Army in Itasuka, Japan; William R., Toledo; daughter, Mrs.
Bonnie Ralston, Mattoon ; brothers, Ira, Toledo; Elmer, Neoga; sister,
Mrs. Frances Helgerson, Neoga. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup, is in charge.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Thursday, September 27, 1962
William Lewis Elliott son of Joshua and Anna Hartman Elliott was born in Spring Point Township, Cumberland County, Illinois on August 15, 1897 and passed away at the Arthur Auction Co., Arthur, Ill., of a coronary heart attack September 5, 1962, at the a ge of 65 years and 20 days. He was united in marriage to Grace Oakley of Toledo, Ill., on July
13, 1919. To this union four children were born. He was united in marriage to Emma McClain of Montrose, Ill., on July 7, 1951. Early in life he united with the Olive Church northwest of Toledo. Bill, as he was known, was a kind devoted husband, father and friend. Surviving are his wife, Emma, three sons, Carl of Mattoon, Raymond of Itazuke, Japan, William R. of Tol edo, one daughter, Bonnie Ralston of Mattoon and one stepson, Robert McClain of Toledo, Ill.,two brothers, Ira of Toledo and Elmer of Neoga and 20 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and one brother, Johnny, who passed away August 19, 1962.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday , September 9 at 2 o'clock at the Bishop funeral home in Greenup, with Bro. Robert Hayes of Mattoon officiating. Casket bearers were Charles Elliott, Lonnie Elliott, Gary Elliott, Richard Elliott, and Randy Elliott. Sacred selections, "Kneel at the Cross," and "Beyond the Sunset," were sung by Mrs. Louise Shupe with Mrs. Maurene Shoot at the organ. Burial was in the Toledo Cemetery