History of Benton County, Iowa
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1910; Luther B. Hill, Ed.
GEORGE DEXTER MCELROY,
son of Hays H. McElroy, has been identified with the Farmers National
Bank of Vinton since May 1, 1889, being assistant cashier of that
institution. He was born in Vinton, July 1, 1868, and has lived here
all his life except for one year when he was foreman in the printing
office of the Independent at Hastings, Nebraska. He received his
education in the Vinton schools and also in a business college at
Hastings. The trade of printer he acquired in the office of the Vinton
Eagle, where he spent three years before going to Hastings, and later
was with the Vinton Observer until he entered the employ of the bank.
Mr. McElroy is one of the active citizens of Vinton. He has been a
member of the city council since 1904, and has served several years on
the school board. Fraternally he is affiliated with the various bodies
of Masonry at Vinton, and is also a member of the Knights of Pythias at
Vinton and the B. P. 0. Elks at Waterloo. His wife belongs to the
Rathbone Sisters, and their church connections are Methodist.
His wife before her marriage was Miss Sara McFarland, of Omaha,
Nebraska. Both of their children were born at Vinton, their names being
Kathryn Winnifred and Mary Josephine.
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