Biography of Harvey E. Elliott
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

HARVEY E. ELLIOTT has been a member of the Cleveland bar twenty years. His reputation has long been securely established in real property and corporation law, a field in which his abilities have brought him eminence.

Mr. Elliott was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, January 29, 1878, of old American ancestry. His parents were Laughlin and Sarah J. (Wilson) Elliott, his father of Scotch and his mother of Irish ancestry. They were married in Beaver County in 1870, and in 1889 brought their family to Columbiana County, Ohio, where they spent the rest of their active years on a farm.

Harvey E. Elliott, third among four children, was eleven years old when brought to Ohio. He attended public schools in Western Pennsylvania, in Ohio, and finished his education in the Northeastern Ohio Normal, the Mount Hope College and Ohio Northern University at Ada. He graduated Bachelor of Laws in 1902, and for a year practiced at Leetonia, Ohio, as member of the firm of Dickinson & Elliott After he removed to Cleveland in 1903 Mr. Elliott practiced eighteen months as member of the firm Farquharson, Elliott & Huggett, and for three years was head of the law department of the Land Title Abstract Company. Since then he has conducted an individual practice. He has become a recognized authority in real estate law, and his work in that field and his duties as counsel and officer in various corporations demanded all his time to the exclusion of any participation in politics or in fraternal or social organizations. Probably no Cleveland attorney has derived greater satisfaction from the successful practice of law than Mr. Elliott. He is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association and votes as a democrat.

After his profession his most important interest is home and family. On November 18, 1903, he married Miss Edna B. Taylor, at Rogers. Ohio, where she was born, a daughter of Emerson and Angeline (McMillan) Taylor. Her father was a prosperous farmer in Columbiana County. Mrs. Elliott is a graduate of Mount Hope College, and finished her musical course in Hiram College and was a teacher of instrumental music before her marriage. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott: Ralph T., Lionel L. (who died in 1908, when fourteen months old), Donald W. and Mary A. The son Ralph achieved much distinction during the World war as a boy poet and author of a widely published poem on "The Flag."

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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