Summary: Donor was the stepdaughter of Lawrence C. Elliott (1901-1970), a leader in Tarrant County aviation. Elliott purchased the Dr. Clay Johnson home in Fort Worth in 1950. The photographs given were part of donor's successful effort to apply historic landmark status to the Johnson home in 1984.
Aviation Pioneer Lawrence C. Elliott was born in Greenville, Texas, and built an experimental airplane as a teenager. In 1924, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and became a U.S. Army Flight Instructor. He became regional manager of the U.S. Civil Aviation System and was stationed at Fort Worth’s Southwest Regional Headquarters for 25 years. He was instrumental in marking domestic flight routes, developing weather communication broadcast techniques, establishing standards for airplane maintenance inspections and recommending air facility safety modifications. A Texas Historical Marker (image shown) marks his grave site in Greenwood Cemetery.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.
This site is best experienced with supported browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. If you use an older or unsupported browser, you might notice that some features do not function properly. Click the browser name above to learn more about the recommended browsers.