W. T. Elliott

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William T. Elliott (June 3, 1860-October 20, 1921) was a Charlottesville merchant for nearly 30 years during the first quarter of the twentieth century and member of the City Council from the Second Ward; serving from 1916 until 1920. [1]

In 1916, Elliott was elected to the Common Council representing the Second Ward, joining J. E. Gleason and later F. M. Huyett. Charlottesville's legislative body consisted of a twelve-member representing each of the four wards; a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Common Council, with 8 members, and an upper house, the Board of Alderman, with 4 members. The Mayor was elected at-large. Elliott held his office until the commission form of government was instituted in 1922 under the city’s new charter.

Elliott was the son of Marshall Elliott of Boonesville, Virginia. He operated a meat market and grocery store under the firm name of W. T. Elliott & Co at 215 West Main Street. Mr. Elliott married Miss Peachy M. Blakey (1859-1925), of near Standardsville, Greene County. They had two children – Lucian G. Elliott and W. E. Elliott and lived at 817 West Street.

Mr. Elliott was well known in fraternal circles. He was a charter member of Monticello Lodge, No. 97, I. O. O. F., and member of the local tent of Maccabees and junior Order of American Mechanics. He was especially active in Odd Fellows work. The funeral was held from the High Street Baptist Church, in which Mr. Elliott was a deacon and one of its most active members. The internment was in the family section in Oakwood Cemetery, the Odd Fellows was in charge of the burial arrangements. [2]


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