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Ken Rex McElroy
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1934
Nodaway County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1981
Nodaway County
Missouri, USA

McElroy for years had terrorized the small town of Skidmore Missouri, and was considered the town bully. He had been charged with more than 20 felonies, robbing, raping, burning, shootings. He intimidated people by driving by at night and firing a shotgun blast, putting a rattlesnake in their mailbox, etc. July 10, 1981, his rein of terror came to an end. While parked in front of the D & G Tavern on Main Street, in broad daylight, with a crowd estimated at 45 people around his pickup truck, Ken McElroy was shot in the head with a high powered rifle, while his wife sat in the seat beside him. Three grand jury investigations and an FBI probe resulted in no indictments and no trial. The citizens of Skidmore Missouri apparently protecting the person or persons firing the shots. The incident received world wide press coverage, was the subject of a tv movie and a book. (bio by: Bill Walker) 
Family links: 
  Anthony Wyatt McElroy (1890 - 1972)
  Mabel Marie Lister McElroy (1895 - 1981)
  Trena Louise McNeeley Williams (1957 - 2012)
  Orvell McElroy (1913 - 2001)*
  Toney William McElroy (1917 - 1987)*
  Geraldine Pauline McElroy Hoyt (1919 - ____)*
  Wilma Marie McElroy Totten (1924 - 2014)*
  Lena Leona McElroy Hecker (1926 - 2015)*
  Robert Dick McElroy (1928 - 1999)*
  Helen Lorene McElroy Curley (1929 - 1999)*
  Ken Rex McElroy (1934 - 1981)
*Calculated relationship
Brave, Fearless, Compassionate
Saint Joseph Memorial Park
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Garden of the Last Supper. Near the water faucet on the right of the memorial
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21971
Ken Rex McElroy
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Ken Rex McElroy
Added by: Bill Walker
Ken Rex McElroy
Added by: Bill Walker
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