I have checked the death records for Alexander Elliott
He died on December 13th 1918. His wife was listed as Samantha. His parents were not listed and it says his birthplace was Ireland. However, the records state he was age 71 when he died, so this would put his birthdate around 1847 and not the Feb 4 1852 date that was on the 1901 Canadian Census.
I found him and his family In the 1881 Canadian Census and Alexander is listed as being age 36. The family name is listed as Eliott. I have been unable to find him in the 1871 Census ..but do know that his son Emerson was born in 1875 in Aultsville Ontario Canada.