John Elliott Scholarship Fund
John Elliott was an industrial arts teacher at Salem High School, a farmer, a business partner, an auctioneer and a mentor to many. He influenced the lives of many during his 28 years of teaching and his sponsorship of exchange students from various places around the world through the Rotary Club.
John was born in Washington County in 1936. He attended Canton grade school and graduated from Salem High School. He married Sharon Cauble in 1956. Because of his value of education, he strongly influenced his own four children to complete college degrees. He enjoyed such hobbies as drafting, metalworking, carpentry, and woodworking. In 1972, he designed and built a house that straddles a creek, with the help of family members. He lived there until his death.
By starting a scholarship fund in 1999 honoring his father, Brent Elliott felt he was also honoring his father’s beliefs and values. Other members of the family have also contributed to this scholarship fund to honor John E. Elliott.