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Pvt Joseph S. McElhiney
Birth: May 9, 1889
Saint-John
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Mar. 13, 1916
Kent, England

ღ☃ღ == My Great Grandfather == ღ☃ღ

☆☆**..**☆☆**..**☆☆

******** CANADIAN ARMY ********

☆☆**..**☆☆**..**☆☆

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He was the son of George and Margaret ~ The husband of Daisy ~ The Father of Laura, Grace J., Carl L., & Dorothy M. ~ Grandfather of Rose Carol, Ruth, Mary, Patricia, Charles, James, Kenneth, Laura, Robert, JoAnn, Gerald, Barbara, Delores, Sandra, Gail, Brenda, & Timothy ~
The brother of John A., Sarah Jane, James Reid, Elizabeth, Isabella & Grace Josephine ~ Grandson of: John & Isabella - Joseph & Sarah ~

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Joseph was in the CANADIAN INFANTRY - ARMY - UNIT 26th Bn. ~ Shot in the line of duty, this led to his untimely death ~ He had previously served with the 68th Regiment for 4 years ~ His only son proudly served in the U.S. Army ~

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Strangely enough Joseph & Daisy were buried on the same exact date 34 years apart {Their death dates are not the same but their burial dates are, back in the day they didn't bury people till spring thaw} ~
I am fortunate enough to have a 4 page letter that Daisy wrote to Joseph while he was in the hospital ~ Just 3 weeks before his death, I also have Josephs cigarette case ~

Joseph married Daisy on Oct. 26th, 1912~

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Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave,
A lonely, mossy mound;
And yet to hearts like mine and thine
It should be holy ground~

Speak softly, let no careless laugh,
No idle, thoughtless jest,
Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps
The hero in his rest~

For him no reveille will beat
When morning beams shall come;
For him, at night, no tattoo rolls
Its thunders from the drum~

Tread lightly! for a man bequeathed,
Ere laid beneath this sod,
His ashes to his native land,
His gallant soul to God~

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PARENTS:
George ~ 07-01-1852/04-02-1905
Margaret{Totten} ~ 04-04-1863/07-24-1944

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GRANDPARENTS:
John ~ b.1818 / 04-01-1888
Isabella{Robinson} ~ b.1827 / 04-07-1901
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Joseph ~ b.1824 / d.1917
Sarah Jane{Tait} ~ 7-12-1827 / 8-30-1922

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UNCLES/AUNTS:
Isabella ~ 1847-
James ~ 1849-1883
Lydia ~
Mary ~ -1876
Elizabeth ~ 1867-1942
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Mary A ~ b.1850
Archibald ~ b.1851
Elizabeth ~ b.1852 / 4-4-1870
Joseph ~ b.1853 (farmer)
Alexander ~ b.1857
(wife-Sussana)
Jane ~ b.1858
William ~ 6-6-1859
Mathias ~ 6-10-1861
James ~ 1-16-1862
(wife-Lillie)
George ~ 2-29-1868 (policeman)
(wife-Hannah)
Robert ~ 4-16-1871
(wife-Phobie)
Ella ~ 3-17-1874


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SIBLINGS:
John A. ~ b.07-29-1882
married Annabelle Verner

Sarah Jane ~ b.02-16-1885
married William Robert Morgan in 1916

James Reid ~ b.03-29-1887
married Ella Ritchie in 1904

Elizabeth Ingraham ~ b.11-23-1892
married Judson Eldon Totten in 1915

Isabella ~ b.03-19-1894

Grace Josephine ~ b.01-01-1897

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CHILDREN:
Laura ~ 6-12-1910 / 06-01-2009
(14 children) married Charles
Carl ~ 7-01-1913 / 10-05-1981
(3 children) married Rose
Grace ~ 2-13-1915 / 11-30-1997
(0 children) married Arthur
Dorothy ~ 7-05-1917 / 11-23-1922

**THANK YOU MAKAYLA FOR SPONSORING THIS MEMORIAL**
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A special Thank you to you Joanne (darealjolo) for getting the pictures of my Great Grandfathers grave for me & also for taking the time to get his death certificate ~ Your kindness will never be forgotten ~
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Thank you Kyle for placing flowers at my G-Grandfathers grave, also I would like to thank you for offering to make sure he has flowers for each holiday ~ Your kindness is appreciated very much ~
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 Parents:
  George John McElhiney (1852 - 1905)
  Margaret Isabella Totten McElhiney (1861 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Daisy Liza Ross Heath (1886 - 1950)*
 
 Children:
  Laura McElhiney Childs (1910 - 2009)*
  Carl Lowell McElhiney (1913 - 1981)*
  Grace Josephine McElhiney Beaudry (1915 - 1999)*
  Dorothy M. McElhiney (1916 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
69677 Private
J S McELHINEY

26th Bn., Canadian Infantry
(New Brunswick Regiment)
who died on 13 March 1916

Remembered with honour
SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY
Commemorated in perpetuity
 
Burial:
Shorncliffe Military Cemetery
Folkestone
Shepway District
Kent, England
Plot: N 400
 
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Record added: Sep 10, 2007
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