An Oxford, Miss. lumberyard has crossed the century milestone. Elliott Lumber is celebrating 100 years in business this month. Elliott Lumber was founded the great grandfather of current owner Baxter “Bo” Elliott III.
Elliott Lumber got its start in 1917, The Oxford Eagle reports, when W.W. Elliott purchased the lumber and building material business in Oxford from the estate Marion Knight. The business has been in the Elliott family since, passing leadership from W.W. Elliott (1917-1937) to Baxter Elliott Sr. (1928-1985), to Baxter “Bee” Elliott (1955-2007) and now Bo Elliott, who took over when his father, Bee, passed away in 2007.
“We have weathered the storm in the hard times, and worked hard to serve the customer in better times,” Bo Elliott told The Oxford Eagle.