FORD COUNTY CEMETERY RECORDS
Elliott Cemetery
Dix Township
(burials prior to 1964)


This was a hand-typed, hand-bound book which did not bear a copyright date, but was probably compiled by the Governor Thomas E. Ford Chapter of the DAR c. 1963. Many thanks to Gail Hahn Hutchcraft [ladybug@arends-sons.com] for finding and transcribing this document for the benefit and free use of all Ford County, Illinois researchers.

The names in the book were presented in "close-to" alphabetical order, meaning they were placed within the proper letter group. I've gone a step further and alphabetized the whole list. There are 117 burials listed here.


ELLIOTT CEMETERY FORD COUNTY, IL

The Elliott Cemetery is located one half miles north of the village of Elliott, on the northwest corner of Section 11, Dix Twp. The first settlers came to this area before the railroad, the Lafayette, Bloomington and Mississippi, was built in 1870 to 1872. It was financed through Ford County by the sale of stock authorized by the legal voters of the county on Nov 6, 1867, to the amount of $112,000, amounting to $4000 per mile. The engineer corps engaged for the construction of the railroad arrived in Paxton March 23, 1870. The village of Elliott was platted soon after that date, on land given by three
of the early settlers: Samuel Elliott gave 20 acres, S.P. Bushnell 10 acres, and Gustav Punke 10 acres.
Burials of these early settlers were in country cemeteries: Ten Mile Grove (1862) Waggoner Cemetery (1862) and Wallace Cemetery (1865). The Elliott Cemetery was not established until 1905. The first burial there was that of James Stueland. This cemetery is well kept, maintained by Dix Twp. taxes.


Apland, Lawrence 1873 - 19__  
Apland, Lena 1871 - 1956  
Auld, Ed E. 1879 - 1939  
Baxter, Edna S. 1891 - 19__  
Baxter, Francis E. 1894 - 1954  
Baxter, Susie 1862 - 1934 mother
Black, James   Co K 64 Il Inf.
Black, John G. 1873 - 1955  
Black, Maud I. 1879 - 1957  
Bushman, John D. 1861 - 1944  
Callicod, John C. 1869 - 1950  
Carpenter, Mamie 1-10-1885 - 11-2-1918  
Craft, Elizabeth A. 1897 - 19__  
Craft, Jay B. 1893 - 1956  
Craft, Walter Cleveland 10-28-1927 - 12-16-1946 PFC 34 Gen Hosp WW II
Dahl, Gundar 1859 - 1935  
Dahl, Mary 1862 - 1932  
Dahl, Peter 1861 - 1939  
Edmounds, John 1853 - 1921  
Edmounds, Julia 1867 - 1961  
Erickson, Belle 1865 - 1940  
Erickson, Ben 1857 - 1944  
Erickson, Enger 1876 - 1926  
Erickson, Jacob 1860 - 1945  
Erickson, Nels 1830 - 1923  
Erickson, Otto 1896 - 1929  
Erickson, Thomas 1863 - 1947  
Fossel, George O. 1880 - 1955  
Fossel, Leslie T. 4-24-1916 - 8-3-1954 CT. LT. USNR WW II
Fossel, Ruby M. 1888 - 19__  
Fossel, Sarah 1841 - 1926  
Fossel, William 1872 - 1952  
Goad, Bernice 1934 - 1939  
Goodmonson, Christina 1852 - 1949  
Goodmonson, Severt 1877 - 1918  
Hanson, Abbie    
Hanson, Hannah E. 1871 - 1958  
Hanson, Inger J. 7-4-1936 - 12-1-1957  
Hanson, Samuel A. 1868 - 1948  
Hastings, Belle E. 1900 - 1960  
Hastings, Kenneth H. 1904  
Hathaway, Ezekiel 1883 - 1956  
Hathaway, Faye 1894 - 19__  
Hatterberg, Josephine C. 1884 - 1949  
Hatterberg, Ole J. 1872 - 1954  
Hickerson, Chester W. 1905 - 1931  
Hickerson, George 1862 - 1951  
Hickerson, Mota E. 1860 - 1929  
Hill, Gustie A. 1873  
Hill, Knute S. 1866 - 1955  
Holverson, Henry S. 1883 - 1950  
Hoover, Isabelle 5-17-1847 - 1-8-1919  
Karcher, Mae 1889 - 1924  
Kingren, Lizzie 1897 - 1956  
Logan, William H. 1860 - 1933  
Lundy, Torris 1860 - 1899  
Mortenson, Louis 1878 - 1920  
Nelson, Osman 4-19-1847 - 11-28-1919  
Nelson, Sarah 4-15-1842 - 8-19-1929  
Norman, George 1870 - 1946  
Norman, Ruby 1888 - 1957  
Norman, S. Garland 1926 - 1933  
Norman, Virginia E. 1913 - 1928  
Olson, Anna L. 1867 - 1956  
Olson, Lars 1852 - 1918  
Olson, Marie 1879 - 1957  
Price, Emma 1-6-1886  
Price, Stanley 1-10-1885 - 12-10-1960  
Reed, Anna 1863 - 1943  
Reed, John 1845 - 1927  
Reed, Raymond 1900  
Roy, Eria M. 1890 - 1955  
Roy, Wm. Thomas 4-12-1879 - 11-25-1956  
Severeide, Bella A. 10-14-1878  
Severeide, Hans J. 12-11-1861 - 9-1-1926  
Severeide, Sigrid F. 2-8-1847 - 7-30-1923  
Shilts, Mary A. 1878 - 19__  
Shilts, Rueben July - Sept, 1948  
Shilts, William M. 1880 - 1960  
Skaar, Hilda O. 1887 - 1952  
Skaar, Peter 1851 - 1949  
Smith, Elmer B., Sr. 1-16-1879 - 6-16-1955 Pvt. Il Cav. ...Spanish American War
Smith, John H. 1845  
Smith, Paul R. 1924 - 1936  
Smith, Sarah 1857 - 1923  
Stueland, James 1890 - 1905  
Stueland, Malinda 4-16-1864 - 8-3-1943  
Stueland, Mathilda Louise 1892 - 1919  
Stueland, Samson 4-14-1863 - 10-1-1938  
Tate, Eliza F., Sr. 1887 - 1952 Il lst Lt. Medical Co. WW I
Thorsen, Bertha J. 1888 - 19__  
Thorsen, Joseph S. 1871 - 1951  
Thorsen, Lewis J. 1867 - 1958  
Thorsen, M. Josephine 1869 - 1949  
Thorsen, Martha 1851 - 1931  
Thorsen, Thor O. 1844 - 1934  
Vaughn, Belle P. 1898 - 1952  
Vaughn, Everett H. 1893 - 19__  
Vaughn, Hannah R. 1859 - 1937  
Vaughn, John H. 1856 - 1937  
Vaughn, Judith D. 1938 - 1944  
Vaughn, Vernon E. 1922 - 1937  
Vevig, John 1854 - 1935  
Vevig, Oliver 1880 - 1920  
Vevig, Rachel 1861 - 1935  
Volden, Lara 1843 - 1927  
Volden, Malinde 1855 - 1926  
Wikse, Chris J.    
Wikse, Christena 1834 - 1923  
Wikse, Inger 1856 - 1951  
Wikse, John O. 1832 - 1917  
Williams, Frank 1856 - 1939  
Williams, Herman 1893 - 1949  
Williams, Lela 1897 - 1949  
Williams, Mary E. 1862 - 1937  
Witt, Beulah 1898 - 19__  
Witt, Elmer A. 1891 - 1957  

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