Jud Elliott, who has been in the hospital corp. at Fort Leavenworth, died Saturday night at that post after a short illness. He was one of our most popular young men and since the opening of the Spanish War has been in the service of the United States. He enlisted as a private in Company E when the war broke out and although a strong and healthy young man he took sick while in camp and came home on furlough. He seemed to recover his health however and when Company E was mustered out he re-enlisted in the service, joining the hospital corp. at Fort Leavenworth, where he had been stationed. He again fell a victim to disease and after a short sickness; he died Saturday night at the hospital. He was the son of J. C. Elliott, of this city and had been a resident of Hutchinson for years. His father left Saturday night for Leavenworth in response to a telegram. His mother is prostrated by the sad news. He had been home until a couple a couple weeks ago on furlough and seemed to be in the best of health at that time, and the sad news of his death will surprise his friends. Mr. Elliott was a Modern Woodman being a member of the lodge at Meridan, Kansas. His remains will probably arrive over the Santa Fe tonight and the funeral will be conducted probably tomorrow, under the auspice of the Woodmen lodge of this city.
Death Date: April 16, 1899
Hutchinson Daily News
April 24, 1899
Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin