William Kinney Elliff

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William Kinney Elliff

  • Birth 7 Jan 1831 Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 1890 Brock, Scotland County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Brock, Scotland County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 15484826

William Kinney Eliff is the son of Everad and Polly (Van Catron) Eliff. Born in Illinois, he moved to Scotland County, Missouri, in 1856. There he met and married Mary S. Hyde, daughter of Stephen A. and Rebecca (Eggleston) Hyde, on April 10, 1859. The couple had one son, Hardy Thomas Eliff and also raised Mary's nephew Reuben "Rube" Fletcher Hyde, whose mother Phoebe (Edwards) Hyde had died when he was born. William served in the Union Army during the Civil War in Company I, 39th Regiment Missouri Infantry.

Thanks to volunteer Linda Brown, #47388779, for the following obituary.

William K. Elliff died of dropsy and “la grippe” at his home near Hydetown [Brock] Saturday, February 1, 1890, after a lingering illness.

Deceased had been suffering with dropsy for a long time and all knew that his end was near. “la grippe” and pneumonia complications set in and hastened his death.

He was born in Madison County, Illinois, January 7, 1831. In the spring of 1856 he removed to Scotland County and was united in marriage with Mary S. Hyde, April 10, 1859. He leaves a wife, one child and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. It is thought by many that the original cause of his illness and death was contracted in the volunteer service during the last war. He suffered much but did not complain, and frequently asked his friends to sing some of the beautiful songs found in the gospel hymns. He was a highly esteemed citizen of the county, loved and honored for his many virtues, a good neighbor and a kind, indulgent husband and father.

Funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday afternoon, after which the body was laid to rest in the Union Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

Memphis, Missouri, Memphis Reveille, 6 Feb 1890, p. 3, col. 4


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  • Maintained by: Jerry C. Goldsmith
  • Originally Created by: Larry and Jane
  • Added: 24 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15484826
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Kinney Elliff (7 Jan 1831–1 Feb 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15484826, citing Brock Cemetery, Brock, Scotland County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jerry C. Goldsmith (contributor 47082379) .