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George W. McElroy, Biography

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George W. McElroy, Biography

George W. McElroy is a son of Abram McElroy and Eliza N. Skiles, the former a native of Marion, and the latter of Warren County.  They were married in the latter county, but settled in Marion County, where they resided until their death.  Abram McElroy engaged in merchandising in Lebanon, and died in 1883, his wife having died in 1850.  They had but two children – George W., and Clarence U. McElroy, now of Warren County.  George W. was born March 1, 1846, was chiefly reared in Lebanon, and graduated from Centre College at Danville, Kentucky, in 1868, since which time he has been engaged in the pursuits of the farm.  He was married in Lebanon in September 1881, to Miss Lucy Cleaver, daughter of Dr. W. W. Cleaver, and has two children, Grundy and William O. McElroy, the former born February 22, 1883, and the latter July 12, 1884.  Mr. and Mrs. McElroy are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Lebanon.

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