Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Frank W. Elliott

FRANK W. ELLIOTT, who has ably filled the office of postmaster at Edna, Kansas, since 1898, was born February 2, 1858, in Clark county, Illinois. He is a son of Alfred and Lydia (Johnson) Elliott.

Alfred Elliott is of English descent, and during his active life followed the occupation of a farmer. He pre-empted the northwest quarter of section 30, township 34, range 19, in Elm Grove township. He now lives with his son, Grant, four miles west of Edna. Mr. Elliott married Lydia Johnson, who was born in Indiana, and died in Labette county, on the farm, in 1876. This union resulted in the birth of six children, namely: Cornelia, who married H. H. Leib, a prominent cattleman of the Indian Territory D. G., of Edna, Kansas; Frank W., the subject of this sketch; Amanda, who died in 1882, and who was the wife of George Whaples, of Elm Grove township; Rose (Graham), who is at present in Oklahoma; and Grant, a farmer, of Elm Grove township.

When Frank W. Elliott was but four years old, the family moved from Illinois to Indiana, where he attended the common schools, and later when his parents moved to Labette county, he attended the schools of this county. He also attended the Kansas State Normal School, at Fort Scott. Mr. Elliott was reared on the farm, and at the age of twenty years went to Oswego, where he was engaged in the livery business for some time. He returned to Edna, Kansas, where he bought grain for the George A. Adams Grain Company. He continued in that position for five years, when be resigned to accept the appointment of postmaster. He received this appointment February 1, 1898, to succeed W. H. Pottorff. Mr. Elliott discharges his duties in a faithful and conscientious manner, and deserves to be his own successor.

Mr. Elliott was married in Labette county, Kansas, at Mound Valley, to Mattie Bowen, of Vincennes, Indiana, who is a niece of S. S. Kirkpatrick. Three children have resulted from this union, namely: Minnie, aged twelve years; Verl, aged seven years; and Alfred, Jr., aged five years. Mr. Elliott is a strong Republican. He is a member of the M. W. A., of Edna, and his wife is a member of the Auxiliary. In a religious connection, Mr. Elliott and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church. They own their home in Edna, and are well known and highly respected by all.