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Cemetery Hill in Springfield Final Resting Place of Anthony C. and Margaret Irvine McElroy

Anthony C. McElroy, August 14, 1835 – January 5, 1918.  His wife, Margaret C. Irvine, January 2, 1841 – May 1, 1913.  Cemetery Hill, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Saturday, May 3, 1913

Springfield, Kentucky, May 2 – The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Irvine McElroy, 72, wife of A. C. McElroy, cashier of the First National Bank of this place, was held this afternoon, the funeral services being conducted at the residence by the Rev. R. E. C. Lawson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of which Mrs. McElroy had for many years been a member.  The services were attended by relatives from throughout Central Kentucky and Louisville.  Mrs. McElroy died Thursday morning from an apoplectic stroke suffered at a Louisville infirmary, where she was undergoing treatment.  Prior to her marriage she was Miss Margaret Irvine.  She was married to Mr. McElroy in 1860.  she is survived by her husband and three sons – Lee, Ed and Emmet F. McElroy, all of Mason City, Nebraska.  Mrs. Emmet Field, of Crescent Hill, is a sister.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Monday, January 7, 1918

Springfield, Kentucky, January 6 – Anthony C. McElroy, 86 years old, died this morning at his home in Springfield of paralysis.  He will be buried in the family lot at this place after services at the Presbyterian church.  He was a son of Anthony McElroy, one of the pioneer business men and financiers of this section of Kentucky, and a member of one of the old families of Central Kentucky.  For over forty years he was cashier of the First National Bank of this place, and retired from active service a few years ago.  Mr. McElroy was a Mason and a member of the Presbyterian church.  He is survived by two sons, Lee and Emmett McElroy, of Kansas City, and by the following brothers and sisters:  W. T. McElroy and Col. John I. McElroy, of Springfield; Mrs. Sam McDowell and Mrs. Nicholas McDowell, of Danville; Mrs. Emmett Field, of Crescent Hill, and Mr. Hugh L. McElroy of Kansas City, W. H. Field, of Louisville, is a nephew.

George C. Keller – Well Known Citizen – Passes Away

George C. Keller, March 11, 1834 – August 28, 1909.  Nannie E. Keller, November 23, 1835 – August 28, 1916.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, September 3, 1909

Last Saturday evening Mr. George C. Keller passed away at his home on Chiles Street. The end came unexpectedly at about seven o’clock. He had been in failing health for some time, and had been much broken in the last few weeks, but death was unlooked for at the hour it came. Mr. Keller had been suffering with asthma and during a violent coughing spell broke a blood vessel, and expired in a few moments. His funeral took place at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Lon Robinson, and the remains were interred in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mr. Keller was one of the best known citizens in this community, having been in business here most of his life, first in the mercantile business and for the last twenty-five years a member of the staff of the First National Bank. In recognition of his efficient work all the banks in town closed during his funeral. He was one of the oldest members of the Methodist church, being a steward in the congregation, and devoted to church work. He was also a member of Montgomery Lodge of Odd Fellows, and was held in high esteem by everyone. A number of people were here from Danville to attend the funeral which was one of the largest here in many years. Mr. Keller was in his 76th year. He is survived by a wife, who was Miss Nannie Mullins, to whom he was married 51 years ago, and by three children, Mrs. Sam McDowell, of Danville, Mr. George Keller, Jr., of Orlando, Florida, and Mr. Henry Keller of this city.