John Morgan Elliott

19 January 1866–31 January 1962 (Age 96)
Sarpy, Nebraska, United States

The Life of John Morgan

When John Morgan Elliott was born on 19 January 1866, in Sarpy, Nebraska, United States, his father, Kinman Elliott, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Pickerell, was 33. He married Rova Frances Backus on 21 August 1890, in Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Johnson, Coos, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Crook, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 31 January 1962, in Umatilla, Umatilla, Oregon, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Morgan Elliott
Rova Frances Backus
Marriage: 21 August 1890
Harry Morgan Elliott
Leona Rova Elliott
Fred Layton Elliott
Homer Fred Elliott
Elbert Aaron Elliott
Faye Elliott
Violet Thelma Elliott
Helen Frances Elliott

Spouse and Children

21 August 1890
Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Martha Elliott


    William Franklin Elliott


    Samantha Eleanor Elliott


    Mary Bethane Elliott


    Mary Elliott


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1870: Wasco, Oregon, United States; 1882: Crook, Oregon, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 30

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John M Elliott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John M Elliott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John M Elliott, "United States Census, 1900"

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