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History of Benton County, Iowa
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1910; Luther B. Hill, Ed.

Pages 628-631

C[harles]. W. ELLIOTT  — Vice president of the Cedar Valley Land & Investment Company of Vinton, the important real estate business which is described elsewhere in these pages, C. W. Elliott had an experience of over ten years in farming and stock raising before he embarked in those business pursuits for which his natural abilities and his long residence in Benton county so thoroughly qualified him. Mr. Elliott first located in Bruce township, in 1890, where he purchased land and extensively engaged in the raising, buying, feeding and shipping of stock. He was therefore widely known when he moved to Vinton in 1901, and conducted a growing business in real estate and fire insurance until the organization of the Cedar Valley Land Company. Although he has since given that enterprise his chief attention, he has various other business interests in the city and county, and is acknowledged to be a citizen of broad and superior abilities. He is a Republican, and a member of the Knights of Pythias and the B. P. 0. E. of Cedar Rapids.

Mr. Elliott is a native of Lee county, Illinois, born near Amboy in March, 1869, his parents having located in that locality in the forties. They are both living in Amboy, where the father, at the age of eighty-six years, is a retired pioneer farmer and stockman. The two other sons, also residents of Benton county, are J. R. and F. M. Elliott of Bruce township. C. W., of this sketch, was reared in Lee county .until he was nineteen years of age, where he obtained his early education, afterward attending the academy at Dixon, Illinois. Then, at the age of twenty-one, he moved to Benton county, where, as stated, he engaged with success both in farming and business. His wife was formerly Miss Mary E. Long, also a native of Lee county, Illinois, and they have become the parents of a daughter, Drusey, and two sons, Earl and William, all of whom are attending school.

Picture of Charles W. Elliott



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