13 October 2011

Lavina Gibson (Robertson) Elliot Obituary

Coshocton, Ohio, newspaper (she died 13 October 1913):


Lavina Gibson Elliot, age 83, died at her home on Locust Street, shortly after midnight Tuesday morning after a two weeks' illness from infirmities incident to extreme old age.

Mrs. Elliot was one of the most widely known women in the city. She was born at Beaver, Pa. January 8, 1830, and removed to the county in infancy. April 6, 1852, she was united in matrimony with Andrew K. Elliott. Three children were born to the union as follows: Emma Elliott Palm, died December 18, 1898, Reo M. Elliott, died January 30, 1913, and Mrs. E[liza] McGrew of Pittsburgh. She leaves four grandchildren: Rose Emma McGrew, Elliott B. McGrew, Walter T. Elliott of Detroit and Miss Macra Palm.

Andrew K. Elliott was for many years a member of the dry goods firm of Ward and Elliot operating the store in what is now known as the Eureka Laundry building. During the Civil War, her father conducted a hotel in what is now known as the Maxwell row on Chestnut street. Mrs. Elliott received her education at Steubenville and all her life until just a few weeks ago, manifested a keen interest in educational affairs.

She was of a retiring disposition but possessed a sweet home-loving nature which endeared her to all she met. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and had lived for the past twenty-five years in her own home on Sycamore street.

About two weeks ago her health failed and although she suffered no malady, she gradually grew weaker until death claimed her.

In addition to the above-named children and grand children, she leaves the following brothers and sisters: L. K. Robertson and J. R. Robertson of Coshocton, John J. Robertson of Cleveland, Mrs. Amanda Boyd of Fresno, Mrs. S. A. Boyd of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Robert Boyd of Richmond, Va., and Anna J. Robertson of Coshocton.

Funeral services will be held from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Mr. Brewer in charge. Interment will be made in the Oak Ridge cemetery.

The James Robertson family (Lavina, her siblings and her parents) were in Coshocton in 1850.  Andrew & Lavina Elliot were also living in Coshocton when the 1860 census was taken. 

Lavina's brothers' wives' Boyd family can be found here.

Miss Macra Palm was the daughter of Gottlieb (George) Palm. George was Jim's great-uncle (half brother of Jim's grandfather, Ernest O. Palm) the oldest child of Gottlieb Palm (Sr); Ernest was Gottlieb's youngest child.

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