Thomas Elliott
Thomas Elliott
Thomas Elliott  ‎(I418)‎
Surname: Elliott
Given Names: Thomas

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 21 December 1856 31 19 Ratten Row, Stainbrough, Yorkshire, England
Death: 4 August 1927 ‎(Age 70)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth Birth 21 December 1856 31 19 Ratten Row, Stainbrough, Yorkshire, England

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Marriage Marriage Agnes Burkinshaw - 5 February 1884 ‎(Age 27)‎ Tankersley, Yorkshire, England

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Death Death 4 August 1927 ‎(Age 70)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA

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Burial Burial 8 August 1927 ‎(4 days after death)‎ St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, USA
Cemetery Cemetery: Riverview Cemetery

Address:
In the small town of Saint Anthony, Idaho, at traffic light ‎(only one is in town)‎ turn to the east, drive 1.4 miles, it will be on the south side of the road beside the Snake River.

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Parents Family  (F81)
John Elliott
1825 - 1885
Elizabeth Matthewman
1837 - 1930
Thomas Elliott
1856 - 1927
James Elliott
1858 - 1945
Albert Elliott
1861 - 1956
Ada Elliott
1864 - 1868
Aaron Elliott
1865 - 1927
Sarah Elliott
1868 - 1956
Lillian Elliott
1871 - 1929
Alice Elliott
1874 - 1952
Annie Elliott
1876 - 1966

Immediate Family  (F67)
Agnes Burkinshaw
1856 - 1935
Charles Elliott
1884 - 1952
Lucy Elliott
1887 - 1958
John Thomas Elliott
1889 - 1983
Lilly Burkinshaw Elliott
1891 - 1918
George Oscar Elliott
1894 - 1968
Howard Burkinshaw Elliott
1896 - 1939
Adah Elliott
1898 - 1994


Notes

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THOMAS ELLIOTT BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Elliott was born December 21, 1856, at Thurgoland, Yorkshire, England. Tom was a quiet boy who didn't care to play with other boys of the neighborhood. A certain man who often strolled through the neighborhood noticed this boy off by himself and became interested in him to the extent that he interested Tom in music, which became Tom's avocation in later years. This man was a composer, George Blake Walker.

‎(Interesting side note - George Blake Walker (1854-1921)‎was the mining engineer and local colliery manager at Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery in Tankersley, from where Geroge set out for the States. George Blake Walker lived at Tankersley Grange and was very active in the local Anglican church and prominent socially due to his business interests - he would have employed several hundred hands in the immediate vicinity. He spoke German, though was born in England - German engineers were much admired and a lot of developments in civil and mining engineering were from Germany - which is why part of George Blake Walker's training was spent with a German engineer in the 1870s. George was musical, though not professionally so - he was an amateur composer who paid for the printing for some music and supported local musical societies, they performed some of his works.)

As a boy, Mr. Elliott began his working life in the coal mines of England, and got his education as best he might. In later years he became a singer and an organist of considerable talent.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elliott and the former's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott, and her family came to America in 1887, and stopped at Logan Utah, for three weeks before going to Rexburg ‎(then in Bingham County)‎ Mrs. Elliott and the family remained there. Mr. and Mrs. T. Elliott went to Teton City, where for two years Thomas was manager of the branch of the Dunn and Winters store, afterwards returning to Rexburg. Later he went to Market Lake as a buyer of livestock and grain for Charles Smurthwaite of Ogden. He shipped the first carload of grain, pigs and cattle from Market Lake.

He studied law at night and was admitted to the Idaho Bar. He was appointed United States Commissioner, and after coming to St. Anthony in 1904 ran an abstract office for a number of years and practiced law.

Mr. & Mrs. Elliott made a trip to England in 1906. At a later period, he was elected State Senator by the Democratic party in Fremont County. His latest business connections were that of Vice-President and Attorney for the Mesa Power Co., the corporation which owned the water power at Mesa Falls.

He became an accomplished pianist and organist. For hours he played on the Pipe Organ in the Yellowstone Stake Tabernacle. In honor of this, at at his funeral the Organ was used only for the funeral march, and the keyboard was covered by a floral piece out of respect to one who had spent many hours playing there, both at the funerals and for the entertainment of friends. His music was not for his own entertainment alone, but that of everyone else. Often he spent part of his time playing fo rthe girls in the Industrial School. When he died, the girls all wanted to attend the funeral, and not a dry eye was to be seen throughout the building. One girl whom I became acquainted with later said that it seemed that she had been robbed of a father and a life long friend.

Saturday, when grandfather was alive, were some of the happiest days of my life. Each week, when Saturday came around, he would drive up to take us for a ride. Almost every evening too, just as we were eating our supper. Grandfather would drive up so often to spend a few minutes with us. For weeks after he died, we children waited in vain for our Saturday morning rides and his evening visits. A number of times, we would all look expectantly out the window when we would hear a car drive by. But he never came.

By Lona Elliott


The Industrial School had a large golden eagle on top of the building. Ephriam Jensen ‎(Son-in-law)‎ was the person who covered this eagle with gold leaf.


--- Extracts from Diary kept by Thomas Elliott ---

June l6, 1887, writing this the night previous to our departure for Liverpool, After having listened to a man named Jarman, an apostate, I came away convinced that I would continue my faith with God’s help and I trust I shall be rewarded in my deed whether they be good or bad. I trust I shall receive an exaltation in the Kingdom above. I also trust that God will give me help to continue my faith and help me in my work in this world.

June 17, We left our native place at 7-7. Several friends accompanied us to the station and I felt sure that we have the good wishes of a great many people. I felt the parting--but trust that the Lord will be with me and I entrust all our family in his hand. Two Brothers joined us at Sheffield.

Saturday June 18, we moved down the river at 5 P.M. Everybody desirous of having a long look at old England. I felt the parting very much and I felt compelled to give vent to my feelings. I trust the Lord will be with me and may his Holy give me help is my prayer.
Amen.

June 20, a good voyage, but Mother and Sister's were sick. We have also had a death on board. A friend died the night previous, leaving a wife and seven children. He was buried next day - thrown out to the sea. I myself have been very good in regards to sickness,

day - miles covered

Monday 20. 1887 312
Tuesday 21 320
Wednesday 22 323
Thursday 23 320
Friday 24 238
Saturday 25 313
Sunday 26 318
Monday 27 322
Tuesday 28………………….

--The family who crossed together --

Elizabeth Elliott, mother and widow
Thomas Elliott, eldest son
Agnes Elliott, Wife of Thomas
Charles, Son of Thomas Elliott
Lucy, Daughter of Thomas Elliott
James Elliott, son of Elizabeth
Bertha Elliott, wife of James
Polly
Ann
Tom,children of James and Bertha
Albert Elliott, son of Elizabeth
Annis Elliott, wife of Albert
Olive, daughter of Albert and Annis
Lilian
Alice
Annie, daughters of Elizabeth

Came into Rexburg on Thursday July 20, 1887
Bought a city lot and house for $700 on Saturday July 23, l887

--- Clipping from newspaper ---

Funeral services for Hon. Thomas Elliott, who died at the L.D.S Hospital in Idaho Falls last Thursday, Aug 4, were held at the tabernacle at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, with Bishop Swensen in charge. Elders Henry Miller and Nephi Martineau gave t he opening and closing prayers. The speakers, Elder D.G. Miller and President Geo. H. Lowe, each paid high tribute to the memory of the departed brother. In the music program was a quartet by W.G. Jones, P. D. Thomas, Fred Mason and J. M. White a nda duet by Mrs. Belle George Wood and Adelbert Jenkins. The organ was used only for the funeral march and the keyboard was covered by a floral piece out of respect of one who had spent many hours playing there, both at funerals and for the entertainment of friends.

The biographical sketch of Mr. Elliott was read by his son, George. Thomas Elliott was born December 21, 1856 at Thurgoland, Yorkshire England.
In 1884 he married Miss Agnes Burkinshaw, who survives him, at Tankersley England. Seven children were born to this union. Charles lives at Oakley, John T. at St. Anthony, Howard at San Francisco, George at Salt Lake City. Mrs. E. L. Jensen ‎(Lucy)‎ at Boise, Mrs. H.C. Stovall ‎(Adah)‎ at Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mrs. Kittie B ateman ‎(Lilly)‎ Bateman died in St Anthony, Nov 8, 1918. All were present at the funeral.

“ACCEPTANCE OF THE GOSPEL”

My Grandfather, Thomas Elliott, lived in Thurgoland, Yorkshire, England. As a boy he began his working life in the coal mines of England, where he ran one of the engines in the mine. At noon he would sit and practice writing and figuring on his s late. He received his education as best he might.

Later in life he became a singer and organist of considerable talent. At this time he belonged to the Presbyterian Church and played the organ in the Church of England. He studied Law at night and was admitted to the bar after arriving in this co untry.

The people of England were very bitter against the Mormons and very few of the Church people would make their identity known. It was not until the death of his father that, Thomas Elliott, or any of his family knew that his father belonged to the Church.

Up until this time, Thomas Elliott refused to allow any one in the house, who would as much as mention the Gospel. After his father’s death everything changed for him and it always seemed as if something was lacking in his life.

He was ready now to listen to the Gospel and he soon became interested, Brother Rigby, a missionary in England, came to see him often and tell him about the Gospel and it was not long until he was converted.

In 1887, Thomas Elliott, his wife and family sailed for America. At every stop people rushed in to see the Mormons with horns. Their folks were very bitter against their leaving England and his wife’s mother said, ”She would rather bury her daughter than have her come to this country with the Mormons.

Thomas Elliott was very active in the Church, as a singer and organist up until the time of his death.

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International Genealogical Index ‎(R)‎
Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of November 22, 2002
Citation Details:  Film #: 459192

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Family with Parents
Father
John Elliott ‎(I426)‎
Birth 2 November 1825 22 18 Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England
Death 19 October 1885 ‎(Age 59)‎ Wharncliffe, Yorkshire, England
12 years
Mother
 
Elizabeth Matthewman ‎(I427)‎
Birth 11 October 1837 27 23 Thurgoland, Yorkshire, England
Death 14 April 1930 ‎(Age 92)‎ Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Marriage: 14 October 1856 -- Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
2 months
#1
Thomas Elliott ‎(I418)‎
Birth 21 December 1856 31 19 Ratten Row, Stainbrough, Yorkshire, England
Death 4 August 1927 ‎(Age 70)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
2 years
#2
Brother
James Elliott ‎(I429)‎
Birth 30 November 1858 33 21 Ratten Row, Stainbrough, Yorkshire, England
Death 15 April 1945 ‎(Age 86)‎ Ashton, Fremont, Idaho, USA
3 years
#3
Brother
Albert Elliott ‎(I428)‎
Birth 25 June 1861 35 23 Wharncliffe, Yorkshire, England
Death 13 December 1956 ‎(Age 95)‎ Lincoln, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
3 years
#4
Sister
Ada Elliott ‎(I430)‎
Birth 13 September 1864 38 26 Wharncliffe, Yorkshire, England
Death 16 December 1868 ‎(Age 4)‎ possibly Wheracliffe, Silkstone, Yorkshire, England
15 months
#5
Brother
Aaron Elliott ‎(I431)‎
Birth 24 December 1865 40 28 Wharncliffe, Yorkshire, England
Death 11 January 1927 ‎(Age 61)‎ possibly Wheracliffe, Silkstone, Yorkshire, England
3 years
#6
Sister
Sarah Elliott ‎(I432)‎
Birth 8 August 1868 42 30 Wharncliffe, Yorkshire, England
Death 15 April 1956 ‎(Age 87)‎ St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, USA
3 years
#7
Sister
Lillian Elliott ‎(I433)‎
Birth 20 December 1871 46 34 Faukersley, Yorkshire, England
Death 29 August 1929 ‎(Age 57)‎ Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, USA
2 years
#8
Sister
Alice Elliott ‎(I434)‎
Birth 26 January 1874 48 36 Wharncliffe, Yorkshire, England
Death 23 September 1952 ‎(Age 78)‎ Arco, Butte, Idaho, USA
2 years
#9
Sister
Annie Elliott ‎(I435)‎
Birth 29 April 1876 50 38 Wharncliffe, Yorkshire, England
Death 8 March 1966 ‎(Age 89)‎
Family with Agnes Burkinshaw
Thomas Elliott ‎(I418)‎
Birth 21 December 1856 31 19 Ratten Row, Stainbrough, Yorkshire, England
Death 4 August 1927 ‎(Age 70)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
-5 months
Wife
 
Agnes Burkinshaw ‎(I419)‎
Birth 3 August 1856 35 29 Thurgoland, Wortley, Yorkshire, England
Death 16 June 1935 ‎(Age 78)‎ St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, USA

Marriage: 5 February 1884 -- Tankersley, Yorkshire, England
9 months
#1
Son
Charles Elliott ‎(I420)‎
Birth 27 October 1884 27 28 Pilley, Tankersley Parish, Yorkshire, England
Death 1 August 1952 ‎(Age 67)‎
2 years
#2
Daughter
Lucy Elliott ‎(I361)‎
Birth 20 February 1887 30 30 Tankersley, Yorkshire, England
Death 15 March 1958 ‎(Age 71)‎ Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
3 years
#3
Son
John Thomas Elliott ‎(I425)‎
Birth 26 September 1889 32 33 Teton City, Bingham, Idaho, USA
Death 16 November 1983 ‎(Age 94)‎
2 years
#4
Daughter
Lilly Burkinshaw Elliott ‎(I421)‎
Birth 19 December 1891 34 35 Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, USA
Death 8 December 1918 ‎(Age 26)‎
2 years
#5
Son
George Oscar Elliott ‎(I422)‎
Birth 11 February 1894 37 37 Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, USA
Death 20 March 1968 ‎(Age 74)‎ Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
3 years
#6
Son
Howard Burkinshaw Elliott ‎(I423)‎
Birth 6 October 1896 39 40 Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, USA
Death 10 May 1939 ‎(Age 42)‎
2 years
#7
Daughter
Adah Elliott ‎(I424)‎
Birth 23 December 1898 42 42 Rexburg, Bingham, Idaho, USA
Death 9 September 1994 ‎(Age 95)‎