Woodrow Felch McElroy

16 November 1918–15 May 1995 (Age 76)
Calf Creek Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Woodrow Felch

When Woodrow Felch McElroy was born on 16 November 1918, in Calf Creek Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States, his father, Green Hudson McElroy, was 62 and his mother, Hattie Mae Drewry, was 38. He married Jeane Marie Lafferty. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Bixby Township, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States for about 5 years. He died on 15 May 1995, in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bixby Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Woodrow Felch McElroy
1918–1995
Jeane Marie Lafferty
1922–2006
Marriage:
Charles Woodrow McElroy
1939–2020
James E. "Jim" McElroy ,Sr.
1948–2017

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

(2)

    Charles Woodrow McElroy

    Male1939–2020Male

    James E. "Jim" McElroy ,Sr.

    Male1948–2017Male

Parents and Siblings

    Green Hudson McElroy

    Male1855–1942Male

    Female1880–1975Female

siblings

(3)

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1941

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Frech Mcelroy in household of G H Mcelroy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Woodroe F Mc Elroy in household of Greene Mc Elroy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Woodrow F Mcelroy in household of Green Mcelroy, "United States Census, 1920"

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