Dr. George Alfred Elliott was born on the 8th of December, 1869 in London, Ontario. He was the 7th of 8 children born to John Elliott and the former Margaret Caroline Thompson. His parents were farmers and his siblings were; William Daniel Elliott, John Wesley Elliott, Mary Jane Elliott, Simon Thompson Elliott, Janette Annie Elliott, Albert Fraser Elliott and Frederick “Frank” Elliott. By 1881, the Elliott family was living in Dover Twp (Chatham-Kent). Dr. Elliott attended Chatham Collegiate Institute and after his graduation from secondary school he taught school for 3 years in Chatham-Kent and in St Thomas (Elgin County).
Dr. Elliott began his studies at The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1893. He graduated in 1896. Dr. Elliott started his medical practice in Cedar Springs in 1897 after completing an internship.
He married Ida Cramb on the 5th of October, 1898 in Detroit, Michigan. Mrs. Elliott was born on the 19th of September, 1876, in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of Peter Cramb and the former Alice Shuart. By the time Mrs. Elliott was 5 years old, she and her parents were living in Chatham. Her father was a butcher. Her younger sister Alice May Cramb was born in Chatham on the 17th of September, 1884.
Both Dr. and Mrs. Elliott were talented singers. In 1897, Dr. Elliott sang in a chorus with 40 singers called “The Mendelssohn Choir of Blenheim” at the Blenheim Opera House. Mrs. Elliott sang in a duet but at the time, she was not married to Dr. Elliott. Mrs. Elliott was a soloist with a beautiful soprano voice, who travelled throughout the country singing to great acclaim.
By 1901 Dr. and Mrs. Elliott were living in Leamington, Ontario (Essex County). Dr. and Mrs. Elliott moved to Toronto in 1910 and according to the 1911 census, they were residing at 305 Jarvis Street. In 1921 Dr. and Mrs. Elliott were living at 38 Binscarth Drive in Toronto with their 9 year old daughter, Georgia.
Dr. Elliott died in Toronto on the 26th of April, 1925. At the time of his death, he resided at 141 Isabella Street in Toronto. After the death of Dr. Elliott, Mrs. Elliott moved back to Cedar Springs where she built a small home. She died in Cedar Springs, on the 11th of November, 1949 at the age of 73. Dr and Mrs Elliott were buried at the Pardo Union Cemetery, 7729 Highway #3 in Chatham-Kent.
Their daughter Georgia, eventually married Stewart Wright. She died in 2000.
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