Elmer E. (Ike) Elliott, 49, of Caldwell Route 6,
died early this morning at his home. He was born May 24,
1914, at Perth Amboy, N.J.
He attended elementary school in Peoria, Ill.,
later coming to Boise where he attended the first two years of
high school. He returned to Peoria to complete his high
school education and attended Bradley College there for two
He returned to Idaho in 1938, where he lived with
an aunt, Miss Deborah Davis, in Boise. In 1940, he went to
Wake Island with the Morrison-Knudsen Co. He was taken
prisoner by the Japanese in December, 1941, and was a prisoner
of war until the Japanese surrender in 1945.
He married Phyllis Ogburn Dec. 11, 1945, in
Chicago. They returned to Idaho to make their home in March,
1946. He was engaged in the banking business in Boise,
Wardner, Kellogg, Nampa, Homedale and Caldwell. At the time
of his death he was assistant vice president of the Caldwell
branch of the Bank of Idaho.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, Caldwell
Elks Club and Kiwanis.
Surviving are his wife, Mr. Phyllis Elliott, two
daughters, Pamela and Wendy, and a son, James, all at home;
his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Elliott,
Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, John Elliott, Peoria, and Roy
Elliott, Tacoma, Wash.; a step-brother, Robert Schwartz, in
California, and a step-sister, Mrs. Richard Taghorn, Peoria.
Services are pending at Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel.