Pueblo County, Colorado
Nixon C. Elliott
Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.
Nixon C. Elliott, vice president of the Western Alfalfa Milling & Machinery Company and also an officer in the Standard Alfalfa Products Company and the Western Alfalfa Warehouse Company, is in these connections developing- interests of large importance, contributing to the business activity and development of the sections in which he operates. He was born in Wichita, Kansas. January 15, 1887, and is a son of Nixon and Hortense (Gladden) Elliott. The father was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and during the Civil war commanded a regiment of Florida infantry. He is now a capitalist living in Pueblo, Colorado. His wife is a daughter of James Gladden, of La Fayette, Indiana. In their family were three children, all of whom are still living. Nixon C. Elliott attended the public schools of Kansas and later was a student in the Pueblo high school, from which he was graduated with the class of 1905, and subsequently he attended the universities of Illinois and of Pennsylvania. He engaged in newspaper work in Denver as a reporter and special writer and afterward became state editor of the News, serving in that capacity from 1909 until 1912. In the latter year he turned his attention to other interests and organized the Western Alfalfa Milling & Machinery Company, engaged in the manufacture of alfalfa meal, milling twenty thousand tons per year. He is vice president of this company and is also interested in the Standard Alfalfa Products Company and the Western Alfalfa Warehouse Company. In a word, he is prominently connected with the production and utilization of alfalfa and the development of alfalfa products. Mr. Elliott is a member of the Denver Club and also of Phi Kappa Sigma, a college fraternity. He is likewise a Mason, holding membership in Park Hill Lodge, No. 148, A. F. & A. M. He also has membership with the Civic and Commercial Association and is in hearty sympathy with the purposes for which the organization stands. Golf constitutes his chief source of recreation. He is a young man of fine personal qualities and appearance and although he is a son of a wealthy father, he is individually making an honored place for himself in the business world, carefully utilizing his time, talents and opportunities in dealing with affairs of magnitude and in solving difficult and complicated financial and economic problems. The subjective and objective forces of life are in him well balanced, making him cognizant of his own capabilities and powers, while at the same time he thoroughly understands his opportunities and his obligations. At this writing news is received that Mr. Elliott has joined the American military forces ready to make sacrifice in the holy cause of American principles of liberty and democracy. Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918
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