John Edward McRoy

10 July 1888–6 February 1964 (Age 75)
Brunswick, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Edward

When John Edward McRoy was born on 10 July 1888, in Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, his father, Caleb McRoy, was 30 and his mother, Adaline A Spencer, was 28. He married Rosa Lee Mathews on 2 March 1921, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 6 February 1964, at the age of 75, and was buried in Southport, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States.

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John Edward McRoy
Rosa Lee Mathews
Marriage: 2 March 1921
Edward Lee McRoy
Mae Morris McRoy

Spouse and Children

2 March 1921
Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States


    Edward Lee McRoy


    Mae Morris McRoy


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 9

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Rúaidh, a patronymic from the personal name or byname Rúadh ‘red’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Edward McRoy - Published information: burial: ; Southport, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Edward McRoy - Government record: birth-name: John Edward McRoy

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