Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Clifford Elliott, WW1 Vet
Chemung County NY
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Submitted by Pat SMITH Raymond
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Clifford Elliott, born January 1900, probably in Tioga County,  son of Winifred Nevada Simpson and Otis Elliott.   Died April 6, 1918, Camp Merritt, New Jersey.  He was the first soldier to go from Elmira, Chemung County, and the first to die from Elmira.

Winifred and Otis Elliott were living at 497 Erie St., Elmira, NY, when Clifford, then a lad of 17, joined the State Guard.  He liked soldiering so well that, on reaching his 18th birthday he transferred into the regular army and was about to go overseas when he became fatally ill of lobar pneumonia while at Camp Merritt, N. J.  He had been an employee of the Eclipse plant in Elmira, NY.

Submitted by Pat Smith Raymond – Clifford was my great uncle

Chemung County NY

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/02/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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