History of Madison County, Ohio
Its People, Industries and Institutions
Chester E. Bryan, Supervising Editor
With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and
Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families
- ILLUSTRATED -
Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc.
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HARRY S. ILIFF.
Harry S. Iliff was born on July 12, 1873, at
Cedarville, Greene county, Ohio, and for thirty-one years he
dwelt in the place which had been the home of his parents
and grandparents before him; his parental grandfather,
Wesley Iliff, having been a pioneer of Greene county,
Ohio. Mr. Iliff was also a pioneer in the
manufacture of lime, this being an important industry in
William H. Iliff was a son of Wesley
Iliff, the pioneer. He became interested in the
contracting business and remained in that calling for
several years. He chose as his life partner
Margaret Louise Small, who was also a
native of Greene county, Ohio, as were her parnts.
William H. Iliff did in 1911. His wife
still lives in Greene county, Ohio. Five of the seven
children that were born to them, grew to maturity and are
now living, namely: Mrs. J. G. McCorkin, Cedarville,
Ohio; W. C., of Cedarville Ohio; Rev. W. W.,
of Brookline, Massachusetts, who is pastor of the
Presbyterian church; Mrs. Rev. William Graham, Yellow
Springs, Ohio, and Harry S., of London.
Harry S. Iliff received his education in the
Cedarville high school and the Cedarville College. He
began his business career as a cement contractor and the
town of London bears evidence of his ability in this line,
as nearly all the sidewalks of the town were laid by him.
He is now engaged in building steel bridges, principally
On Jan. 1, 1902, Harry S. Iliff was married to
Viola Eyler, of Hillsboro, Highland county, Ohio.
To them have been born four children, Howard, Paul,
Mary and Richard. Mr. Iliff
removed to London in September, 1904, where he is now a
member of the London Club and a sincere worker in the
Presbyterian church. He is also a member of the
Masonic order and Sons of Veterans.
Among those brave young Americans who responded so
nobly to their country's call, during her trouble with
Spain, none reported for service with more patriotic
enthusiasm than Mr. Iliff, who served in
Company A, of the Second United States Volunteer Engineers,
which were among the first troops to arrive in Havana, Cuba.
Source: History of Madison County, Ohio -
Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc.,
Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 597