In an earlier post, we introduced you to 1881 SUI Law Graduate – Judge Charles B. Elliott (pics above). In 1884, after a short stint serving as legal counsel for a land company in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Charles – from West Liberty, Iowa – moved to Minneapolis where he became a very successful lawyer.
In April 1937, less than two years after his father’s death, Judge Elliott’s eldest son, Charles Winslow Elliott, presented a historical overview of his father’s life to a meeting of the Minnesota Historical Society. On this page, we’d like to share a few excerpts from his presentation. You will find here in Charles B’s diary that his son – Charles W. – born on February 8, 1887 – had an affectionate name given him by his father – The Colonel. As it turned out, Charles W. did become a Major in the U.S. Army, not quite making it to Colonel status – but to his dad, he was always The Colonel.