Ellinor <I>Reynolds</I> Rooney

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Ellinor Reynolds Rooney

  • Birth 1886
  • Death 12 Jun 1980 Saratoga County, New York, USA
  • Burial Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section - Lot # D - 10 Grave -
  • Memorial ID 71112519

On August 29, 1911 -- a year after her fiance graduated from Williams College -- she exchanged wedding vows with Walter 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.

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  • Created by: sticksandstones
  • Added: 10 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71112519
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellinor Reynolds Rooney (1886–12 Jun 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71112519, citing Ballston Spa Village Cemetery, Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by sticksandstones (contributor 46888135) .