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William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr
Birth: Aug. 5, 1811
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1887
Pass Christian
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA

William, one of eight children, graduated from Georgetown in 1831 and three years later finished his education at Harvard University's Divinity School. After moving to St. Louis, Eliot established the First Congregational Church and was ordained pastor of the church. During the Civil War he was appointed a member of the Western Sanitary Commission. He was a large benefactor of educational institutions in St. Louis and co-founded Washington University with his good friend Wayman Crow. Originally named Eliot Seminary, the name was eventually changed to Washington University. Eliot became chancellor in 1871 and was associated with the university for the rest of his life. William Greenleaf Eliot was the grandfather of author T.S. Eliot(bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
Family links: 
  William G. Eliot (1781 - 1857)
  Margaret D. Eliot (1789 - 1876)
  Abigail Adams Cranch Eliot (1817 - 1908)
  Mary Rhodes Eliot (1838 - 1855)*
  William Cranch Eliot (1839 - 1841)*
  Thomas Lamb Eliot (1841 - 1936)*
  Henry Ware Eliot (1843 - 1919)*
  Elizabeth Cranch Eliot (1845 - 1845)*
  Abby Adams Eliot (1847 - 1864)*
  Margaret Dawes Eliot (1849 - 1858)*
  Frank Andrew Eliot (1851 - 1857)*
  William Smith Elliot (1857 - 1857)*
  Edward Cranch Eliot (1858 - 1928)*
  John Eliot (1860 - 1862)*
  Rose Greenleaf Eliot Smith (1862 - 1936)*
  Thomas Dawes Eliot (1808 - 1870)**
  William Greenleaf Eliot (1811 - 1887)
  Elizabeth Margaret Eliot Furness (1819 - 1888)*
  Caroline Eliot Lackland (1830 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 41/50, Lot 61
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20572
William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr
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William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr
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- sjm
 Added: Jan. 29, 2015
Son of William Greenleaf Eliot and Margaret Dawes Eliot. RIP
- My Family Circle
 Added: Dec. 2, 2014
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