|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1959|
Walter Scott Rooney was born in 1888.
On August 29, 1911 -- a year after Walter graduated from Williams College -- he exchanged wedding vows with Ellinor in an evening ceremony at her parents' home on Ralph Street in Ballston Spa.
A newspaper account described the bride as "one of Ballston's most attractive . . . and popular . . . young ladies." The Rev. Arthur T. Young officiated at the ceremony which was witnessed by Walter's brother, Bill, and Ellinor's close friend, M. E. ("Bess") Kerley.
The Kerley family lived in the grand yellow house with the circular front porch at 72 West High Street. Designed by renowned Albany architect Marcus Reynolds, the historic structure later served as the offices of The Ballston Journal newspaper. Ellinor also had a close friend on McMaster Street named Bess Valentine whom she dubbed "Bess Val" to distinguish her from Bess Kerley.
According to the newspaper, Miss Cassie Galloghly of Albany "played the strains of the wedding march" as the bridal party -- including bridesmaids Bess Val and a young lady named Lucy McCreedy -- descended the stairway.
Ellinor Reynolds Rooney and Walter Scott Rooney were the parents of Andrew "Andy" Aitken Rooney, born on January 14, 1919, and died November 4, 2011.
Ellinor Reynolds Rooney (1886 - 1980)
Andy Rooney (1919 - 2011)*
Ballston Spa Village Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Section - Lot # D - 10 Grave -
Created by: sticksandstones
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71112523
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