Miss Elliott was born in Greenville Ohio in 1887. Her parents were James and Suzannah Elliott. She graduated from Miami University, Ohio, and taught school in Greenville at South School and East School. A close friend of Anna Bier, she was an early member of the Greenville Art Guild. Miss Elliott painted for pleasure, taking "art" trips with other painters in the summer, to the East Coast and Indiana. She was frequently persuaded to share her artwork with family and friends.
Miss Elliott retired from teaching in 1950, and died in 1987 at 100 years of age.