Friday, December 25, 2015

Nancy Malinda (Musgrave) McElroy 1828-1916

Mrs. Nancy Malinda McElroy was born in Illinois Nov. 15, 1828, and died Jan. 22nd, 1916, age 88 years, 1 month, and 23 days. Mrs. McElroy came to Missouri with her father, Bennet Musgrave and family when 12 years old. At the age of 17 she married J.R. Vincent. To them 12 children were born of whom only one, Mrs. Norman Barnes, still survives. Mr. Vincent died during the Civil War. Mrs. Vincent later married Samuel McElroy, who died 18 years ago. Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Norman Barnes, and granddaughter, Mrs. Lacy Grisham.

Mrs. McElroy made a profession of faith in Christ 45 years ago and was a zealous member of the Christian church. She was interested in every good work and was loved by all who knew her. Aunt Linda, as she was familiarly known, will be sadly missed by her many friends and relatives, but we should not mourn for her as our loss is her great gain.

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