Elton moved to Saratoga from Albany, Ca in 1941. He attended Oak St. Grammar School in Saratoga and Los Gatos High from 1946-1949. He lettered track and field events in high school. He also competed in the water polo team while in school. Elton attended San Jose State and majored in Engineering.
Elton has worked for Hilar aircraft, food machinery and ESP, a subsidiary of food machinery. He successfully raced Class A Hydroplanes.
Elton was also a long time member of Saratoga Sportsman Club.
He is also one of the first memebers of the Los Altos Rod and Gun club since 1961 and a member of East Gustine Dock Club for 40 years. Elton liked taking his boat out to the San Francisco bay and fish for Striped Bass and Sturgeon. He also spent a number of years fishing at Bajas East Cape for Marlin, Sailfish and other fish species. As a resident of Saratoga for all these years, he was able to experience the changes throughout the valley from agriculture to today's metropolitan nightmare. He was also a NRA Patron Member and member of the CRPA.
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