Grace Myers Elliott Papers, 1907-1960s

Collection Overview

Title: Grace Myers Elliott Papers, 1907-1960s

Record Series: MsC-42

Record Group:


Creator: Grace Myers Elliott

Date: 1907-1960s

Extent: 1 box (0.209 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the  Grace Myers Elliott collection, 1907-1960s, Manuscript Record Series MsC-42, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Little is known about Mrs. Elliott beyond names and dates of family members. Her connection to UNI, if there was one, is unclear.

Mrs. Elliot was born Grace Myers on June 18, 1883, daughter of  William Myers (1837-1905) and Mary Myers (1844-1924).  She had seven siblings, Edgar, Henry, Bertha, Willie, Arthur, Raymond, and Teressa.  She married Chester O. Elliott (November 25, 1886-June 7, 1964) sometime prior to 1916.  The couple had one son, Nathan (1916-1965), who married Edna Rauscher (1917-1994).

The family lived in Lockridge, Iowa.  Mrs. Elliott died on June 15, 1968, three days short of her 81st birthday. Grace, Chester, and Nathan Elliott are all buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Scope and Content

This box contains six diaries and a collection of photographs that belonged to Grace Myers Elliott. The diaries span the 1930s-1960s, and the photographs of her family from 1907-1939.



Folders 1-6: Diaries, 1930s-1960s

Folder 7: Photographs, 1907-1960s

Processing Information

Finding aid created and added online by Library Associate Dave Hoing, February 2017. Updated October 2017 (dh). Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.