[p. 520] who holds an important position with the Elliott-Blair Cold Roll Steel Company, as superintendent of their annealing department, is an experienced worker in this line, with which he has been identified during all his business life. Mr. Elliott was born in 1858, at Blairsville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Thomas Elliott, father of Thomas C., was once prominent in both Blairsville and Pittsburg, between which cities he operated boats on the canal, many of which were his own property. In his day a vast amount of traffic was done on the old canal.
When scarcely beyond boyhood, Thomas C. Elliott entered the Crescent Steel works and there learned his trade of steel hammerer and subsequently worked at the same in practically all the steel mills of Pittsburg. In 1897 he came to New Castle and entered into partnership with his brothers in steel manufacturing, under the firm name of Elliott Brothers Cold Roll Steel Company. Later the name became the Elliott-Washington Steel Company, and when Mr. Blair entered the firm, purchasing Mr. Washington's interest, the name became the Elliott-Blair Cold Roll Steel Company, Thomas C. Elliott continuing his interests through all the changes. When the business was started the plant had but one pair of rolls, but the subsequent expansion has made necessary twelve pairs of rolls, while the works run on double time. This is one of New Castle's important business enterprises, one that has prospered from the very beginning, having practical, experienced men as its founders and promoters. As a stock-holder, Mr. Elliott has additional interests in this city.
In September, 1902, Mr. Elliott was married to Miss Martha Moore. They attend the Park Christian Church. In his position as a representative citizen, Mr. Elliott has made himself thoroughly acquainted with civic needs and, although absorbed in business, consented to serve three terms on the city council, during which period he endeavored to promote the best interests of the municipality. He is very prominent in Masonry, having attained the thirty-second degree, and is identified with Blue Lodge, No. 484, Pittsburg, the Chapter and Council at New Castle and Penn Consistory at Pittsburg. He belongs also to the Masonic club.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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