Elliott, Kenneth Robert

Elliott, Kenneth Robert[1]

Male 1913 - 2002  (88 years)

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  • Name Elliott, Kenneth Robert 
    Born 11 Oct 1913  Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 2002  Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I25512  Sackett
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 

    Father Elliott, Samuel,   d. Unknown 
    Mother ___, Verna,   d. Unknown 
    Children
    +1. Elliott, Kenneth Robert,   b. 11 Oct 1913, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 2002, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     
    Family ID F25178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hazen, Winifred Jean,   b. 22 Aug 1914, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 2000  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 21 Oct 1936  Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F9212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1913 - Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 21 Oct 1936 - Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 2002 - Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S468] Alexis Carena.

    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 27 Jan 2021.
      St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri), 12 Aug 2002, Page AA3

      Kenneth Elliott, 88; longtime "dedicated businessman"

      By Kimberly Ratliff
      Of the Post-Dispatch

      GODFREY -- Kenneth R. Elliott, a longtime businessman, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Alton Memorial Hospital of natural causes. He was 88.

      Mr. Elliott was born on Oct. 11, 1913, to Samuel and Verna Elliott in Kansas City, Kan.

      At the age of 16, Mr. Elliott started Kaw Point Boat and Motor in Kansas City. The business soon expanded to build river tow-boats and barges, and the name changed to Elliott Fairfax Shipyards.

      In 1937, Mr. Elliott employed more than 200 workers. The company closed in the early 1940s due to the Depression.

      In 1935, Mr. Elliott married Winifred Jean Hazen of Kansas City. She died in 2000.

      Mr. Elliott bought a grain and livestock farm in Godfrey in 1946. The farm is still in operation today.

      In 1951, Mr. Elliott opened Kenneth Elliott Co., a sales firm that sold pipeline equipment in Godfrey. In 1956, he started Rotary Ram Corp. in Godfrey, where he built his own patented pipeline products. At the age of 84, Mr. Elliott decided to relinquish the daily operations of the companies and managed only special projects. The companies are still in operation today.

      "My father was a very steady and dedicated businessman," said his son, Kent Elliott of Godfrey. "Whatever he did, he kept his mind on it and he always wanted to do a good job. He believed in excellence."

      In addition to his son Kent, Mr. Elliott is survived by three other sons, Bruce Elliott of Seattle, Alan Elliott of Brighton and Lee Elliott of Grafton; and eight grandchildren.

      A funeral was Friday at Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Collinsville Area Office, 118 South Seminary, Collinsville, Ill. 62234.

      Reporter Kimberly Ratliff:
      E-mail: kratliff@post-dispatch.com
      Phone:618-659-3631

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 27 Jan 2021.
      The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 21 Oct 1936, page 16

      Marriage Licenses
      Issued in Wyandotte County

      Kenneth R. Elliott, Kansas City, Kansas, 23
      Winifred Hazen, Kansas City, Kansas, 23

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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