Caroline McElroy

Caroline McElroy (maiden name: Murray) was born to Richard and Joan Hills Murray in Ohio on July 3, 1831. In October 1858, she married Charles H. McElroy. The couple lived in Delaware, Ohio, and had seven children: Lilian E., born August 21, 1859; Bessie S., born around 1862, who did not survive to adulthood; Delia K., born around 1863, who also did not survive to adulthood; Kathleen D., born August 16, 1866; George H., born around 1866, who died at age 15; Caroline M., born December 23, 1867; and Frances H., born March 8, 1872. During the Civil War, she joined the local Ladies Relief Society and helped raise money for soldiers' families. Caroline died on December 6, 1883, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio. Her husband was later buried in the same cemetery when he died in 1904.


Caroline McElroy Raises Money for Soldiers' Families

Name:McElroy, Caroline
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  • Murray, Caroline (alternative name)
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Birth date:1831-07-03
Birth date certainty:Certain
Birth place:Ohio
Death date:1883-12-06
Death place:Delaware, OH
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Person 1Relation TypePerson 2
McElroy, Carolineparent ofHall, Lilian E. McElroy
McElroy, Carolineparent ofMcElroy, Kathleen D.
McElroy, Carolineparent ofMcElroy, Caroline Murray
McElroy, Carolineparent ofMcElroy, Francis H.
McElroy, Carolineparent ofMcElroy, George H.
McElroy, Carolineparent ofMcElroy, Delia K.
McElroy, Carolineparent ofMcElroy, Bessie S.
McElroy, Carolinewife ofMcElroy, Charles Henry

Pension record for Charles H. McElroy, RG 15, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; Delaware County Marriage Records 1774-1993; United States Federal Census 1860, 1870, 1880; "Caroline McElroy," Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998; Burials in Delaware County Cemeteries, Delaware, Ohio, accessed through; "Charles H. McElroy," in Bench and Bar Records of Ohio, accessed through; "Burials--Delaware County Cemeteries--Delaware, Ohio,",; Delaware Gazette, June 24, 1864.