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John Calvin Elliott
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1849
Death: Mar. 12, 1927

John Calvin Elliott dies peacefully;

End Comes at the Home of His Daughter, Mrs. G. P. Reid, From a Stroke of Paralysis. Interment is at Gilboa Rev. Dr. W. R. Ware Officiates at Service, With Rev. Dr. M. F. Moores and Rev. Dr. John Wood Assisting

Forest City, March 14 - Yesterday afternoon at three o'clock, funeral services were held in Gilboa Methodist Church for the late John Calvin Elliott, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. P. Reid, of this city, Saturday evening. The Rev. Dr. W. R. Ware, of Rutherfordton, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Dr. M. F. Moores, pastor of the Methodist Church here, and by the Rev. Dr. John S. Wood. About fifteen years ago the latter was the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Forest City. Interment was made in Gilboa Cemetery.

Forest City Courier (Forest City, N.C.), 1927-03-17

LARGE NUMBER ATTEND FUNERAL OF J. C. ELLIOTT Funeral of Beloved Citizen Held at Gilboa. Died Saturday Following Stroke of Paralysis One of the largest crowds ever assembled at Gilboa church attended the funeral services of Mr. John Calvin Elliott Sunday afternoon. Dr. W. R. Ware, of Rutherfordton, and Rev. M. F. Moores, John S. Wood, of Forest City, were in charge of the funeral services. Mr. Elliot died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. P. Reid, following a stroke of paralysis a few days previous. Mr. Elliott was seventy-eight years of age. He was born in this county, near Gilkey, in 1849. At the age of twenty-one he married Miss Mary Elizabeth Kilpatrick and went to live on the farm near Gilkey where he spent the remainder of his life. His wife died about twenty years ago and he has since lived alone. Four children were born to them two of whom are dead. The two surviving are Mrs. G. P. Reid and Mrs. C. L. Moss, of Forest City, Eight grandchildren also survive and one brother, Mr. J. C. Elliott, of Gilkey. Mr. Elliott was universally loved and respected by the hundreds that knew him. He was an honest, straight forward man, and a short time before his death he was told that a biographical sketch of his life was to be written, and was asked what he would like to have said about him. He replied "Say I'm an honest man. I've always paid my debts and owe no one anything." For many years he was a consistent member of Gilboa Methodist church. The immense crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends at the last sad rites was proof enough of the esteem in which he was held by all who knew him. The largest number of people ever attending at Gilboa were present Sunday afternoon. Many of Mr. Elliott's friends walked for miles in order to be present at this service. Practically all of the members of the Forest City Methodist Church choir were present, and a beautiful quartet was rendered by Messrs. G. B. Howard, D. C. Cole, T. O. Hendrix and J. W. Starnes, of Spindale. The pallbearers were Dr. F. R. Wilkins, Messrs. J. B. Duckett, H. B. Doggett, T. G. Stone, Hoyle Elliott and Festus Bridges. Interment was in Gilboa cemetery.

Family links: 
  Jonathan D Elliott (1800 - 1878)
  Sarah Bates Elliott (1815 - 1894)
  Mary Elizabeth Kilpatrick Elliott (1842 - 1904)
  Martha Eulalie Elliott Reid (1871 - 1946)*
  Mary Lela Elliott Moss (1878 - 1962)*
  James Lawson Elliott (1823 - 1887)**
  William Washington Elliott (1826 - 1884)**
  Lucinda Elleither Elliott Guffey Sorrels (1829 - 1916)**
  Thomas Elliott (1831 - 1862)**
  Mary Melissia Elliott Higgins (1835 - 1918)**
  Elizabeth Urcilla Elliott Flack (1840 - 1906)**
  Elmira Malicci Elliott Spangler (1843 - 1920)*
  Jonathan Cebron Elliott (1846 - 1932)*
  John Calvin Elliott (1849 - 1927)
  Jonas Wade Elliott (1851 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Gilboa United Methodist Church Cemetery
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
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