Roy Joseph “Buster/Mac” McElhiney

  • Birth 2 Dec 1926 Chico, Butte County, California, USA
  • Death 3 Nov 2004 Broken Arrow, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Plot Sec. 20
  • Memorial ID 30921002


Military: June 12, 1945, enlisted in U.S. Army during WWII, Private First Class

Occupation: Gas & oilman, firemen, raised hogs after retirement

Born: in the home of his grandmother, Nellie Chatfield, on Boucher Street

Died: at age 77; leukemia, pneumonia

Married (1): 1952, PATRICIA ELIZABETH ADDISON (mar 11 years)
Two children

Married (2): 1963, MARCEIL "MARCIA" ____
Annulled: Jun 4, 1965, (after 5 months), Oakland, Alameda Co., California

Married (3): Jan 14, 1966, MAE (MICHE) CLARK (mar 19 years), Contra Costa Co., California

Married (4): May 19, 1983, BARBARA LOUISE NICHOLS, Miami, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma (mar 21 yrs)

Edward McElhiney worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Truckee and from April through November he and his new wife Nellie May lived in a side railed boxcar. As it was too cold to cook outside, his new wife tried to prepare a chicken dinner in their makeshift living quarters. Smoking them out, Edward McElhiney laughed at her. The romance of living in a boxcar in the middle of winter is one thing to endure—but being laughed at is another. Eight months pregnant, Nellie May left Edward and moved back home to her mother's where she gave birth to her firstborn, naming him after her brother Roy and St. Joseph: Roy Joseph McElhiney. They called him Buster.

Family Members

Half Siblings
Gravesite Details Cremated Nov 8, 2004





  • Maintained by: Catherine <i>Clemens</i> Sevenau
  • Originally Created by: MillieBelle
  • Added: 27 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30921002
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roy Joseph “Buster/Mac” McElhiney (2 Dec 1926–3 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30921002, citing Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Catherine <i>Clemens</i> Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .