Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Elliotts in:
 • Calvary Cemetery
 • Evanston
 • Cook County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
James Jimmy Elliott
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: 1838, Ireland
Death: Mar. 1, 1883
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

1867 Heavyweight Champion

Elliott was an agile, strong, tough, and aggressive boxer who was tricky and used unfair tactics; He had great ability, but never trained seriously; Because of his unrestrained anger, he was twice arrested and sentenced to jail for armed robbery and assault and battery with intent to kill

Jimmy always seemed to turn up at the wrong place at the wrong time; On March 1, 1883, he was shot by gambler Jere Dunn in a Chicago saloon and died shortly afterwards; He is buried in Calvary Cemetery

During his career, Elliott defeated such men as Bill Davis, Charley Gallagher, Dick Eagan and "Captain" James Dalton
 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Evanston
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Sonia Sanchez
Record added: Jan 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103914906
James Jimmy Elliott
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Dennis Alan Deel
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

In your memory
- Sonia Sanchez
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service