Mary Ann Templeton McElroy

2 August 1904–19 March 2003 (Age 98)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

Mary Ann Templeton McElroy was born on 2 August 1904, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of James Herbert McElroy and Margaret E. Mitchell. She married Russell William Kenney on 1 July 1925, in Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1940. She died on 19 March 2003, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

Russell William Kenney
Mary Ann Templeton McElroy
Marriage: 1 July 1925
Beatrice A Kenney
Walter Russell Kenney
Russell William Kenney Jr.
Margaret A Kenney

Spouse and Children

1 July 1925
Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


    Beatrice A Kenney


    Walter Russell Kenney


    Russell William Kenney Jr.


    Margaret A Kenney


Parents and Siblings

    James Herbert McElroy


    Margaret E. Mitchell




World Events (8)

1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 1

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dundonald in Ayrshire, so called from Middle English temple ‘house of the Knights Templar’ + toun ‘settlement’. There are also places called Templeton in Wales, Berkshire and Devon, but these do not seem to have contributed to the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Kenney in household of Russell W Kenney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Kenney in household of Russell W Kenney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Mcelroy, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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