Marion Maynard McElroy

14 May 1918–16 August 1964 (Age 46)
Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Marion Maynard

When Marion Maynard McElroy was born on 14 May 1918, in Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Marion Pemberton McElroy Sr, was 31 and his mother, Jessie W Davis, was 28. He married Helen Jean Ellsworth on 19 November 1941, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Galt, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 16 August 1964, in Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Industry, Austin, Texas, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Marion Maynard McElroy
Helen Jean Ellsworth
Marriage: 19 November 1941
Ronald Allen McElroy
Larry Dean McElroy

Spouse and Children

19 November 1941
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Marion Pemberton McElroy Sr





    June McElroy


    Unnamed Boy McElroy


    Maurine McElroy



    Beverly Bayne Mcelroy


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 13

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh ‘son of the redhaired lad’ (from ruadh ‘red’). Compare Gilroy .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maynard M Mcelroy in household of Jessie W Mcelroy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marion M Mcelroy Jr. in household of Marion P Mcelroy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marion Maynard Mc Elroy, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.