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Charles Monroe "Charlie" Elliott
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1878
Smithville
Ritchie County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1963
Elliott Corner
Mariposa County
California, USA

Charles Monroe Elliott came first to California in 1897 when he was nineteen years old. His grandmother, Martha Jane (Zickafoose)Westfall and three of his uncles Charles, Sampson and James Westfall and a great uncle, Joel Westfall, had settled near Darrah on what is now called East Westfall Road between Triangle and Chowchilla Mt. Roads in Mariposa County California. In 1901, Charles went back to his birth state of West Virginia and worked as a teamster and a coal miner. On April 20, 1904, he married Ida May Kennedy. In 1907, shortly after a heart rending miscarriage followed by the death of their infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth, Charles and Ida and a two year old son, John, accompanied by Charles' brother, Will Elliott, came by train from West Virginia to California. They arrived at the Berenda siding and walked to a near-by farm house to wait for the 4:00 P.M. narrow guage train to Raymond. At Raymond, Charles left his wife and child at the home of his aunt, Melinda (Westfall)Davidson and he and his brother walked the several miles to another aunt's home, Sarah (Westfall)Nutter, who lived at Grant Springs up by Miami Mountain. The next day a cousin, George Nutter, went to Raymond with a wagon and collected Ida, John, their trunks and the other baggage they had brought with them. After living three or four other places temporarily, Charles bought the 160 acre Dunning homestead on July 11, 1910 - the place that is now known as Elliott's Corner. The Dunning house had burned, so they lived in the barn and wagon shed and built a small frame house out in the field. On January 24,1921, Charles filed state homestead on an adjoining 160 acres and built their first "real" home. The land was not as flat as Elliott's corner so as soon as the homestead was proved, Charles tore down the house and used the lumber to build a roomy two story house at Elliott's Corner. While working in the saw mill, Charles wrist got cut by the saw blade and he eventually lost four fingers of his right hand due to the injury. On a snowy night on March 6, 1935, the big house caught fire and burned to the ground. A merciful God woke the family in time to escape. All else was burned to ashes except the barn and gas station. Charles built another house at the corner, but it also burned. The last house that was built is the one still to be found at Elliott's corner. The family operated a gas station at the corner while Charles worked in the saw mills, as a look out on Miami Mountain and Pilot Peak, and as a teamster. The ground was good at Elliott's Corner so the family raised a large garden in the summer time. Charles made sure his children had milk and meat and plenty of vegetables so they never went hungry. The children of Charles and Ida were John Wesley, Mary Elizabeth, Jessie Myrtle, Charles Robert, Edith Virginia, William Franklin and Ida May. Charles died at Elliott's Corner. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Wesley Elliott (1856 - 1937)
  Mary Catherine Westfall Elliott (1858 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida May Kennedy Elliott (1878 - 1961)*
 
 Children:
  John Wesley Elliott (1905 - 1999)*
  Mary Elizabeth Elliott (1907 - 1907)*
  Jessie Myrtle Elliott Hilton (1908 - 1985)*
  Charles Robert Elliott (1910 - 1988)*
  Edith Virginia Elliott Peterson (1912 - 2003)*
  Ida May Elliott Brown (1919 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mariposa District Cemetery
Mariposa
Mariposa County
California, USA
Plot: Public Section
 
Maintained by: Mary Carpenter
Originally Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Jan 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33211347
Charles Monroe Charlie Elliott
Added by: Mary Carpenter
 
Charles Monroe Charlie Elliott
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Added by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 
 
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- Linda Applegate Brown
 Added: Dec. 12, 2009
I will never forget you. You built Elliott's Corner, even with an injured hand, & shaped many of the wonderful memories that I have. Love is Forever ~your Granddaughter~
- Mary Carpenter
 Added: Nov. 16, 2009
 
 
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