Place Name: Arthur Elliot Park
Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1988)
Name Origins: Commemorative
Elliot. English: relationship name from the Middle English, Old French personal name Eliot, a pet form of the Old Testament name Elijah, rendered in Greek as Elias, and in Old French as Élie, + the diminutive suffix -ot.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: British
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
This 1.46-ha. park, located in the West Jasper Place neighbourhood, was named in honour of Arthur Harold Elliott (1881-1966). Elliott was born in Washington State and came to Alberta in 1905. He served on the Jasper Place town council in 1951 and 1952, and held the post of town welfare officer for six years.
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