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McElhaney, Thomas S. (1838-1914)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/10/2011 at 01:10:57

NOTE: Two different middle names have been noted for Mr. Mcelhaney. Please contact the submitter if you know the correct one.
Source: Akron Register newspaper
Dated 12 Nov 1914

Thomas S. McElhaney, a pioneer resident of Akron vicinity, died Tuesday,
November 10, 1914, at Hot Springs, S.D., aged about 76 years. Mr.
McElhaney, who has been living in Hawarden the past few years, suffered
a paralytic stroke a number of weeks ago and soon after the first of
October was taken to a sanitarium at Hot Springs for special treatment.

The community offers its sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

The remains will arrive in Akron today and the funeral will be held
tomorrow (Friday) at 3:30 p.m. in the Akron M.E. church. The local
Masons will attend the funeral in a body and will have charge of the
burial service at Riverside cemetery.

Akron Register Tribune

T.S. McElhaney died at Hot Springs, S.D., November 10, 1914 at 3:10 A.M. of a complication of diseases.

Thomas Stoops McElhaney was born near Lexington, Rockbridge county, Virginia, May 13, 1838, and had attained the age of 78 years, 5 months and 26 days. At 13 years of age he came to Illinois, and to Iowa when 20 years of age. He enlisted in Company I, Seventh Iowa cavalry volunteers in 1863. He was married the same year to Miss Isabelle McCurdy in Sioux City. To them were born two little girls, Fannie and Florence. His wife died in 1868. The girls grew up and were married, Fannie to Wm. Saunders, who now lives in Harvey, N. D., and Florence to Wm. Tripp, of New Jersey. Florence died a number of years ago at her father's and was buried in Riverside cemetery, Akron. In 1871 Mr. McElhaney was married to Miss Minerva K. McDonald, who survives him. To them were born five children—Nellie Grant McElhaney,
who died In 1885; Edward, of Chicago; Frank F., of Akron; Jesse M., of Sandusky, Ohio, and Clara Tidd, of Hawarden, la.

Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon in the Akron M. E. church, Rev. R. L. Stuart conducting the same. Members of the Akron Masonic lodge, of which deceased had
been a member for many years, attended the funeral in a body and conducted the impressive burial service at Riverside cemetery.

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