Elliott, Martin W. 1905

Obituary – Martin W. Elliott
East Liverpool Tribune


Was Veteran of Civil War and For Long Time Active in Politics.


Death yesterday (December 27, 1905) claimed one of East Liverpool’s best known citizens, Martin W. Elliott, who passed away at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon at his home a the corner of Mulberry and St. George streets. Death was due to Bright’s disease. His condition had been serious only a short time, and death came unexpectedly.

Mr. Elliott was born in Beaver county, Pa., near the Salem church, and was in his 70th year. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in the 101st Pennsylvania volunteers and served through the conflict. He had been a resident of the city since 18890 and was a very familiar figure about town. For the past 12 years he was associated with John W. Horger in the hardware business, their establishment being in First avenue, East End. Previous to engaging in business Mr. Elliott followed the carpenter trade. He was a Democrat in politics and took a prominent part in local politics. He was a member of the Democratic central committee and had filled a number of other important positions for his party.

Mr. Elliott was a member of the Grand Army and of the East Liverpool lodge, No. 379, I.O.O. F. He was also a member of the Second Presbyterian church.

The funeral services will be held at 7:30 this evening at the Second church, the Odd Fellows being in charge. The Rev. J. C. Taggart, of the First United Presbyterian church, assisted by the Rev. N. M. Crowe and the Rev. J. N. Swan, will conduct the services. The Odd Fellows will perform their ritual at the house where the remains will be taken after the services at the church. The body will be taken to the Salem church cemetery, near Ohioville, for burial Friday morning.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife and five children: George B., of Sebring; J. B., East End; John W., of Crooksville; Martin L., of Erie street, East End; and Miss Maude at home. One step-daughter, Mrs. R. C. Finley, of Sebring, and one sister, Mrs. John Goddard, of Beaver Falls, also survive