Homer Ray Elliott

Male 1894 - 1978


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Homer Ray Elliott was born 10 Jul 1894, Rock Creek Twp., Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa (son of Charles Ralph Elliott and Eldora Phipps); died 6 Mar 1978; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.

    Homer married Ethel Minerva Goldsmith 17 Jul 1912. Ethel was born 25 Jul 1891, Stuttgart County, Arkansas; died 5 Mar 1956, Grinnell, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Dorothy May Elliott
    2. Raymond Keith Elliott was born 25 Sep 1914, Jasper County, Iowa; died 25 Jun 1974; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    3. Majorie Marie Elliott was born 28 Sep 1916, Richaland Twp, Jasper County; died 17 Aug 1976, Grinnell, Iowa.
    4. Hollis Homer Elliott
    5. Kenneth Frances Elliott
    6. Paul LaVern Elliott
    7. Delbert Eugene Elliott

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Charles Ralph Elliott was born 11 Mar 1873, Rock Creek Twp., Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa (son of Elisha Elliott and Mary Catherine Quillen); died 17 Jul 1944, Grinnell, Iowa.

    Notes:

    Ralph was Trustee of the Rock Creek Township in 1910. After Dora's Death he married Sarah Lydia Barnaman Whitney.

    Charles — Eldora Phipps. Eldora (daughter of William Franklin Phipps and Malissa Wood) was born 2 Jan 1872, Jasper County, Iowa; died 1 Jan 1916, Jasper County, Iowa. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Eldora Phipps was born 2 Jan 1872, Jasper County, Iowa (daughter of William Franklin Phipps and Malissa Wood); died 1 Jan 1916, Jasper County, Iowa.
    Children:
    1. Avis Esie Elliott was born 18 Jun 1892, Rock Creek Twp., Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; died 22 Nov 1973, Wray, Yuma County, Colorado.
    2. 1. Homer Ray Elliott was born 10 Jul 1894, Rock Creek Twp., Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; died 6 Mar 1978; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Elisha Elliott

    Elisha — Mary Catherine Quillen. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary Catherine Quillen
    Children:
    1. 2. Charles Ralph Elliott was born 11 Mar 1873, Rock Creek Twp., Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; died 17 Jul 1944, Grinnell, Iowa.

  3. 6.  William Franklin Phipps was born 30 May 1846, Wayne County, Kentucky (son of Eli Phipps and Elizabeth Young); died 6 Jun 1917, Rock Creek Twp., Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.

    Notes:

    William, Frank as he was called, farmed in the Rock Creek area, and was a Justice of the Peace of that township in 1910.

    William — Malissa Wood. Malissa was born 25 Jan 1853, Henry County, Iowa; died 7 Jul 1929, Marshall County, Iowa. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Malissa Wood was born 25 Jan 1853, Henry County, Iowa; died 7 Jul 1929, Marshall County, Iowa.
    Children:
    1. 3. Eldora Phipps was born 2 Jan 1872, Jasper County, Iowa; died 1 Jan 1916, Jasper County, Iowa.
    2. Montogomery Phipps was born 10 Sep 1874, Jasper County, Iowa; died 6 Oct 1945, Santa Ana, California.
    3. Bertha Phipps was born 1876, Jasper County, Iowa.
    4. James Clifton Phipps was born 1879, Jasper County, Iowa; died 23 Jun 1965, Grinnell, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    5. Eva Phipps was born 1880, Jasper County, Iowa; died 1896; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    6. Thomas Jefferson Phipps was born 19 Sep 1882, Jasper County, Iowa; died 11 Sep 1973, Grinnell, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Eli Phipps was born 26 Oct 1813, Wayne County, Kentucky (son of Peter Phipps and Nancy Davenport); died 17 Jun 1882, Grinnell, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.

    Notes:

    Eli Phipps died from injuries received during a Grinnell tornado, in the Rock Creek Township of Jasper County, Iowa. He is buried in the Rock Creek Cemetery. This cyclone was particularly devastating to the Phipps family, as Eli's grandson was killed, his wife crippled, his daughter seriously injured and his daughter in law, Mary Jane Phipps received injuries that resulted in her death a couple of years later. A granddaughter was also involved in this storm.

    Thomas Jefferson's (grand son of Eli and Elizabeth Phipps) gave an account of the storm's memories. William Franklin Phipps, heard a woman screaming, and started riding his horse to her, having to swim his horse through the high water on several occasions. Upon arriving at his destination, he was to learn that the woman was his mother. Even though she had received injuries to the extent that she would be crippled the remainder of her life, she was standing and holding her apron over the face of her husband, who was lying on the ground mortally wounded, in an effort to keep the rain out of his face. he had had a piece of timber driven through his abdomen and died two days later. (taken from Washington Young of Wayne County and descendents.)

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    The Phipps family was destined to face many tragedies. In addition to two members of the family being killed and several others injured by the tornado and their house being destroyed, their son, Peter was ambushed in his own yard on June 3, 1867. -- A son in law, Benjamin Burk was killed during the Civil War. -- Another son died form injuries from an accidental scalding and there has been at least six suicides in the family.

    It appears that the murder of his son may have been a factor in Eli's decision to move his family to Iowa. Family tradition says that the move was made to eliminate the possibility of a feud.

    On April 2, 1870, Eli sold his land in Wayne County Kentucky. The sales price was $1,000, a few days later, he with his family, left the home of his son, James Washington, in Albany, Kentucky for Iowa. The trip, in a covered wagon, took 36 days. They spent their first night in Iowa with Aunt Nan Burk. It is said that during the trip Elizabeth (mother) rode a Dun colored mare that was somewhat "skittish" and that it was with great difficulty that they prevented this mare from jumping out of the ferry boat as they were crossing the Mississippi River. It is said that Eli was a distiller, engaged in the manufacture of whiskey, which was a legal occupation at that time.

    On May 12, 1870 deed recorded on page 552 of book 50 of the Recorder's Office of Jasper County shows him purchasing 38 acres of land.

    He is also listed in the 1870 census of Jasper county.

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    THE GRINNELL CYCLONE OF 1882
    In June of 1882 a series of tornadoes developed in central Iowa. The most destructive of which was the one that hit Grinnell and the surrounding areas. This storm moved into Grinnell at approximately 9:30 P.M. on June 16th., wrecking havoc on the northern portion of the city. The New York Times of June 19, 1882 states, "Terrible loss of life and property in Grinnell, Iowa. Over forty persons known to have been killed and the list is not complete. Damage to other towns in tract of tornado." This storm was approximately 1000-1200 feet in width and was of irresistible force. Nothing in its path escaped destruction or serious injury. Freight trains were blown off the tracts.

    This storm swept through the Rock Creek Township of Jasper County, killing six persons, injuring many and destroying much property. Following are excerpts for the Newton Journal of June 21, 1882 that pertain to the Phipps Family.

    East of McKittrick's about 1/2 mile was the residence of Eli Phipps. The house was 1 1/2 story frame 16x28 of a new part and the old building 16z10 with a kitchen attached. It was located in a draw and surrounded by a lot of large cottonwood trees. Now there is scarcely an evidence of a building and the trees are broken and denuded of their bark. At the time the storm struck there was three men, two women and a child in the building. There was two old men, brothers, the latter visiting from Kentucky (Eli and William). The storm there seemed to be the union of two currents of wind. One from the south west and the other from the north west. Mr. Eli Phipps was found four rods northwest of his house in a hedge fence. his face was bruised, a big hole three inches wide and four inches deep in the small of his back, a cut in the right side and his chest badly bruised. He was a large man, and it is supposed the wounds were occasion by thing thrown about by the wind. He lived in great pain until 7 1/2 O'clock Monday Morning. His age was about 55 years. (He was actually 68 years of age.) Mr. Wm. Phipps was blown about 15 rods northwest and caught in a barbed wire fence and was bruised and wounded in all parts of the body. it is thought he will recover. John Phipps was blown about 8 rods a little east of north and into a hedge fence. He is able to be about but is bruised more or less all over. Mrs. Eli Phipps is injured about the hip and her body is also much bruised. Miss Sarah Phipps is seriously injured and is thought will die. A babe was blown from her arms, clear across the yard, where it was found after the storm apparently unhurt.

    A quarter of a mile west of Eli Phipps lived Jas. W. Phipps. The house was a 1 1/2 story frame 16x24, with a kitchen 16x16. The destruction is total and the larger part of the house is blown into Rock Creek, six rods to the Northwest. There were six children besides the parents in the house at the time of the storm. All were more or less injured, the wife seriously and the little boy of 8 years old killed instantly. His outbuildings are all gone, and the trees stripped of their limbs and bark. One horse was killed and another so badly injured that it will die. Even the grass seems blown from the ground.

    About 40 rods northeast of Eli Phipps' lived Welford Milford Young. His house was moved about ten feet form the foundation about half the rood if gone. His corn crib granaries and other out buildings are all destroyed and the heavy timber by which the property is surrounded is broken and twisted in all shapes. At this house lay the bodies of Eli Phipps and the child James Phipps ready for burial and the oldest Daughter of Eli Phipps thought to be dying from mortification from a wound in the leg.


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    July 12, 1882 issue of the Newton paper contains the following:

    Eli Phipps, an aged man, killed. Family of four left, badly crippled and everything gone; no help, condition deplorable Loss $900.

    James Phipps, buildings all destroyed and all implements and two horses, which left a family of eight, five of them girls all wounded. Nothing left but one lame horse and perhaps one cow. Mr. Phipps and family are all improving. Loss valued $2,500

    William Phipps, visiting brother that was killed, lost off of his clothing, $50. Later in this article is the following "The visitor, Phipps has got his clothing, etc., at Grinnell; saved money to go home.

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    The following description of the storm is copied form page 165 of Volume No. 1 of the history of Poweshiek Co., which was written by Professor. L. F. Parker and published by the S. J. Clarke

    The storm area was extensive, being not less than a hundred miles in width possibly, at times, much wider - and passed through the state at a speed of from forty five to sixty miles and hour. This separate cyclones had their origin. The inception of the most damaging of the Grinnell cyclones was a point not far from the town of Kellogg, Jasper County, at about half past eight o'clock in the evening. Kellogg lies about ten miles from Grinnell in a direct line, a

    Eli married Elizabeth Young 12 Dec 1834, Wayne County, Kentucky. Elizabeth (daughter of Washington Young and Sarah Adkins) was born 20 Sep 1817, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 6 Feb 1896, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Elizabeth Young was born 20 Sep 1817, Wayne County, Kentucky (daughter of Washington Young and Sarah Adkins); died 6 Feb 1896, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    Children:
    1. Nancy Ann Phipps was born 20 Nov 1834, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 14 Oct 1926, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    2. James Washington Phipps was born 21 Jun 1837, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 25 Oct 1921; was buried Baxter, Iowa..
    3. Emarine Phipps was born 8 Feb 1840, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 16 Jun 1913, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Elk Spring Cemetery, Monticello, Kentucky.
    4. Edward B Phipps was born 7 May 1842, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 27 Feb 1922, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    5. Matilda Jane Phipps was born 29 Jan 1844, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 28 Jan 1903, Jasper County, Iowa.
    6. 6. William Franklin Phipps was born 30 May 1846, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 6 Jun 1917, Rock Creek Twp., Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    7. Peter H. Phipps was born 26 Mar 1848, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 3 Jun 1867, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    8. Sarah Ann Phipps was born 26 Jan 1850, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 19 Oct 1913, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    9. John G Phipps was born 15 Jan 1853, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 20 Sep 1930; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    10. Melita Catherine Phipps was born 17 Jan 1855, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 30 Nov 1936, Grinnell, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    11. Nimrod Phipps was born 15 Oct 1857, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 8 Apr 1934, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    12. Thomas R Phipps was born 14 Oct 1860, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 24 Oct 1931, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.