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Christian County Illinois

Named after Christian County in Kentucky through the influence of emigrants from that county.

Established February 15, 1839 as Dane County (Laws, 1839, p. 104). Name changed to Christian County in 1840.

Portrait and biographical record of Christian County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and   representative citizens, together with biographies of all the Governors of the state, and of the Presidents of the United States.  Chicago, Ill. : Lake City Pub. Co., 1893.  Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards, 2007.
CHARLES F. ELLIOTT, who is engaged in the livery business in Pana, claims Ohio as the State of his nativity. The place of his birth is in New Holland, and the date is April 3, 1866. He is a son of John A. and Elizabeth (Vincent) Elliott, both of whom were also born in the Buckeye State.

The grandparents also lived in Ohio. The paternal grandfather was a farmer by occupation and reared a family of six children. His death occurred in Ohio, when about sixty years of age. The maternal grandfather also spent his last days in that State.

John A. Elliott has followed the carpenter's trade during the greater part of his life. He came to Illinois in 1869, locating in Pana, where he still makes his home.

He served during the late war as a member of one of the one hundred-day regiments. Himself and wife are highly respected people and both hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Their family numbers four children, two sons and two daughters: Melissa J., Charles F., Frederick M. and Annie B.

Our subject was only three years of age when he came with his parents to Pana, where he has since made his home. He was here reared, spending his boyhood days midst play and work, and in the public schools acquired his education. After arriving at years of maturity, he was united in marriage with Miss Annie Farmer, of Pana. Their
union was celebrated on the 22d of December, 1891, and has been blessed by one child, a son, Clarence M., who is the light of the household.

In his social relations Mr. Elliott is a member of the Knights of Pythias, belonging to Lytha Lodge No. 159, K. P., also to Mystic Circle. He has followed in the political footsteps of his father, and exercises his right of franchise in support of the Republican party.

His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Both have many friends throughout the community where they have now resided for a quarter of a century. As stated at the beginning of this sketch, Mr. Elliott is engaged in the livery business. He owns a large livery barn, and in connection with this has a feed and sales stable. His barn is supplied with a large line of carriages, buggies, etc., and a number of fine horses, in fact it is complete in all its appointments and from the public Mr. Elliott receives a liberal patronage. He is a wide-awake and enterprising young man, and his ambitious and progressive spirit will no doubt make his business career one of success.


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