August 8, 1861, Clevedon, Somerset, England.
Circa August 1925, Hampstead, England.
Button’s father was master of a private school, and excelled as an organist. Elliot was a self taught musician, and besides being solo alto at Holy Trinity Church, Upper Chelsea, was a pianist, organist, and violinist.
He was also at one time was an editor for the Novello publishing company. He harmonized a number of tunes in The Primitive Methodist Hymnal Supplement with Tunes (London: Primitive Methodist Publishing House, 1912), and edited the third series of the Bristol Tune Book.