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    WILLIAM G. ELLIOTT, who is in partnership with Frank Palmer in the operation of a coal yard at Laura Union Township, was born in Scotland, June 4, 1882, a son of Andrew and Marian (Gilchrist) Elliott. His father, also a native of Scotland, came to t he United States in March, 1887, locating in Pennsylvania. He is now engaged in coal mining in Indiana County He and his wife have been the parents of a large family, numbering seventeen children.

    The subject of this sketch was a child less than five years old when he accompanied his parents to America. He was educated in the schools of Pennsylvania and subsequently worked for three years in a glass factory and eight years in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, or until May 7, 1904, when the firm of which he is now a member, was formed. In addition to coal, the business includes the handling of all kinds of tiling, cement, plaster, etc., besides farm implements, the office of the concern being located on the Big Four tracks. Mr. Elliott is doing a thriving business and is numbered among the rising citizens of the village. Politically he is a Republican. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias and the Knights of Malta, and is a member of the Christian Church. He married Alice Palmer, a daughter of Frank Palmer, and has three children-Frank,, Marioli, and William, who bid fair to keep up the credit of the family name.

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