Martha Emily McElroy

Brief Life History of Martha Emily

When Martha Emily McElroy was born on 29 June 1913, in Cartersville, Bartow, Georgia, United States, her father, Marcelus A McElroy or McLeroy, was 38 and her mother, Dora Edwards, was 32. She married James Lee Scott on 14 August 1934, in Florida, United States. She died on 14 January 1985, in Tallapoosa, Haralson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Tallapoosa, Haralson, Georgia, United States.

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James Lee Scott
Martha Emily McElroy
Marriage: 14 August 1934

Sources (5)

  • Emily McElroy in household of Dora McElroy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emily McLeroy, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"
  • Emily McLeroy Scott, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Rua (Irish) or Mac Gille Ruaidh (Scottish) ‘son of the red-haired lad’ (from ruadh ‘red’). Compare Gilroy and Kilroy .

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

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