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Melvin Willis McElroy
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1876
Schuyler County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1959
Garden City
Finney County
Kansas, USA

Obituary from the Hutchinson News, 1/7/1959:

Melvin W. McElroy

Melvin Willis McElroy, long-time Garden Citian, died early today at his home at 1310 A following an illness of several months.

Mr. McElroy, a retired farmer, was 82.

He was born July 26, 1876, in Schuyler county, Mo. He had lived in the Garden City community for the past 33 years. In December, 1900, he married Lydia Yust in Sylvia.

He farmed at Sylvia until 1924 when he moved to a farm north of Deerfield. Mr. McElroy was affiliated with the Baptist church.

Surviving are his widow, of the home; five sons, Albert of Richmond, Calif., William of Garden City, Glen of Deepwater, Mo., Harold of Sugar Creek,Mo., and john of Perryton, Tex.; three daughters, VIolet McElroy of Garden City, Dorothy Armstrong of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Connie Donaldson of Englewood, Colo; a brother, William, of Greensburg; a sister, Mrs. Cora Snowbarger of Greensburg; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Phillips chapel with the Rev. Carl Ingersol in charge. Burial will be in Valley View cemetery.
Family links: 
  Benjamin Davenport McElroy (1844 - 1913)
  Edmonia Coons McElroy (1849 - 1919)
  Lydia R. Yust McElroy (1883 - 1968)*
  Albert Anderson McElroy (1901 - 1980)*
  William Charles McElroy (1904 - 1983)*
  Glenn Melvin McElroy (1906 - 1995)*
  Harold Frederick McElroy (1908 - 1982)*
  Violet Anna May McElroy Smith (1910 - 1984)*
  Clarence Benjamin McElroy (1914 - 1979)*
  Dorothy L. McElroy Armstrong (1915 - 1980)*
  Corabelle McElroy Donaldson (1927 - 1980)*
  Oscar C. McElroy (1873 - 1949)*
  Melvin Willis McElroy (1876 - 1959)
  William Anderson McElroy (1887 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Interred 1/9/1959
Valley View Cemetery
Garden City
Finney County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Zone A, Lot 458, Space 2
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Record added: Sep 06, 2006
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Melvin Willis McElroy
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