Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
January 03, 2014
06-08-1879 Coroners Inquest Also in the case o, aged 49 years, who was employed as a laborer on the Richmond branch of the Reading Railroad. Last Saturday the deceased was on a freight train near Trenton and Kensington avenues and was run over. Both legs were cut off and he died almost instantly. There were no witnesses to the accident, but it is supposed he got off the train on one side when it stopped and then tried to crawl through to the other side when the train started and the wheels passed over both his legs. Verdict, accidentally run over and killed.
04-08-1879 Obituary MCELREE - Suddenly, on the 2d inst., JAMES McELREE, in the 49th year of his age. The hour of my departure come, I hear the voice that calls me home; At last , O Lord, let troubles cease, And let thy servant die in peace, The race appointed I have run, The combat's o'er, the prize is won; And now my witness is on high, And now my record's in the sky. Not in mine innocence I trust, I bow before in the dust; And through my Saviour's blood alone, I look for mercy at thy throne. I leave the world without a tear, Save for the friends I held so dear; To heal their sorrow, Lord descend, And to the friendless prove a friend, I come, I come, at they command, I give my spirit to thy hand; Stretch forth thine everlasting arms, And shield me in the last alarms. Keep these lines to remember me, When no more on earth my face you'll see, God thought it best to call me home, And never more on earth to roam. Safe in the arms of Jesus. The relatives and friends of the family, also True Knights Lodge, No. 220 , K. Of P., are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from his late residence, 2802 C street, above Kensington avenue on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. To proceed to the K Of P. Greenwood Cemetery.
August 6, 2013 Ordinance Survey Memories 1863 James McElree house 8, rented from Mary Alice Mitchell. House, Office land. House land taxes 9.50 pounds, buildings .50 pounds, total 9 pounds 10 shillings. 1869 tenanted land sold to Robert Paul, 1893 tenanted land sold to Archibald Paul, 1915 purchased by Archibald Paul, 1929 land sold to Thomas Paul.
June 15 2013 In the survey of 1639 Confiscations in the Barony of Keenaght, it is noted that Manus McKilreagh (McGilreagh) is deceased as a resident of Cloghan/Cleegan, Baltragh, Keenaght (Limivady, Ballycarton) his son Donnell/Daniel McManus O'Mullen is stated as an Irish protestant convert who hung onto his land in the Haberdasher portion until 1654 when it was seized by Sir Robert Maxwell. The O'Mullens provided a warrior class to the O'Cathan (O'Kane), Mullan means tonsured, a hair cut done by monastaries in Irish. Manus McKilreagh is also referred to as Manus McKilreagh O'Mullen which put together would mean Manus son of the servant of the king, warrior.
March 23, 2013 Termoneeny is referred to as Mullaghfarney in the Magherafelt Plan for 2015, which is interesting as farney also means a clan of the Oriel who conquered the area, according to the Masters document which would mean that Mullaghfarney would be the hill of the clan farney, which would also tie in with the number of Ariel/Oriel names in the area. Mullagh is found in ancient times as Mullafarney on the maps and in records. Mullafarney may mean hill of the alders possibly denoting a druid site? It is also found as Mullahenry hill of the henry's and Mullaghkarney hill of the winners.
August 4, 2012 Lavina McElrees (Evoy) family listed in the 1901 Census of Saskatchewan, Assiniboia District the same area as Henry and Lavina
|39||Evoy Mathew||M||Head||M||Jun 10||1826|
|19||39||Evoy Margaret||F||Wife||M||Nov 6||1828|
|20||39||Evoy Robena||F||Daughter||S||Sep 22||1850|
|21||40||Evoy James W||M||Head||M||Jul 23||1860|
|22||40||Evoy Elizabeth||F||Wife||M||Feb 7||1872|
|23||40||Evoy Alfred W||M||Son||S||Mar 2||1891|
|24||40||Evoy Ethel||F||Daughter||S||Mar 9||1894|
|25||40||Evoy Edna||F||Daughter||S||Don't Know|
|26||40||Evoy John||M||Son||S||May 1||1898|
|27||41||Evoy Mathew F||M||Head||M||Jul 23||1858|
|28||41||Evoy Susanah A||F||Wife||M||Feb 19||1858|
June 15, 2012 I have located information that there were at least 2 James McElree's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania one married to Maria Buffington and the father of Wilmer Worthington McElree the other James McElree is listed in the records of Internal Affairs for the Pennsylvania Railroad as being killed by being run over by coal cars Auust 2, 1879, our James McElree. Our Jane McElree died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania of abdominal dropsey June 4, 1881 and buried June 7, 1881 at Greenwood Cemetary in Philadlphia, Pennsylvania, I have posted her death certificate in the photo's under Documents. She is buried with James McElree killed by the train accident, as of yet I have been unable to find his death certificate. The 1880 Pennsylvania Census Ella (Ellen) Fugitt 21 years old is married to John Fugitt, they have two children and living with them is Elizabeth McElree and Jane McElree. I have seen the oriiginal of this record and Jane's age is listed as 40 years of age which I think is a mistake. Again I am looking for further information but I do think that this is our James and Jane McElree family in 1880. Thanks so much to Kathy for sharing the information here.
Date of Lookup: July 14, 2012
K of P Greenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Genealogy Lookup Worksheet
O – next to page is in older internment book with less informatiion
X - no information available
Section Div. Lot# Loc. Last First Initial Burial Date Age at Cause of Address at Undertaker Misc. Name Name Death Death Death
K 1 45 L Fugitt Robert 9/12/1901 20 Appendicitis 2802 "C" St Shelley Page 115
K 1 45 L Fugitt James A 7/27/1877 X Erysipelas XX Page 0-08
K 1 45 C Fugitt John F 1/12/1915 65 Pneumonia XX J W Connor Page 110
K 1 45 C Fugitt Ellen J 1/11/1926 68 Pneumonia 2802 "C" St J W Connor Page 120
K 1 45 C Ruffle Elizabeth S 5/20/1932 52 Nephritis Connecticut Battersby Page 349
K 1 45 C Pike Joseph 12/9/1883 X Gastritis XX XX Page 0-238
K 1 45 R McElree Jane 6/7/1881 X Dropsey XX XX Page 0-437
K 1 45 R McElree James 8/5/1879 X XX XX XX Page 0-166
Owner Card Information
K 1 45 McElree Joseph 9/11/1877
Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery
930 Adams Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 before 2010
1. Rush House
2. Carriage House/Barn
3. Receiving Vault
X - no information available
January 30, 2012, Meaning/History of McElree Name: Through extensive research and consultation with local Irish genealogists it would appear that the McElree name comes from the name Mac Giolla Righ - the son (Mac) of the servant(Giolla) of the king(Ri), prior to the 16th century, changed probably to Mackilre or something similar and then to McElree . It should be noted that because Scotland, Mull of Kintyre is so close to N. Ireland (11 miles) that people have always traversed the water to attend church or work in the harvest in both Ireland and Scotland, also that the Irish Dalraide invaded Scotland and/or relocated to Scotland many times sometimes invited and sometimes as invaders. Turlagh O'Neil married a Campbell from Scotland in order to facilitate the acquisition of mercenaries from Scotland to fight Queen Elizabeth in Ireland in the 1500's. So Irish and Scots may always have to be researched however McElree is Irish as the earliest form of the name is found in Ireland.
May 15, 2017
Gordon McElree Submitted by Garth McElree
I recall that Uncle Gordon's wife was called Anne. He was wounded during the 2nd World War in France. They were still taking shrapnel out of him in the 50's and 60's. He had a glass jar that he kept the pieces in that came out after he got back to Canada and that impressed me. Our school was raising money for the Red Cross and he would not make a donation. He told me if it was for the Salvation Army he would not hesitate While he was in the hospital overseas the Red Cross would come in and if you needed toothpaste or anything they would sell it to the soldiers. The Salvation Army would give the soldiers what ever they had for free. I believe he had some psychological issues from the war and Aunt Anne eventually left him in the 60's and he hung himself sometime after that. He was my favorite Uncle. . I remember they used to live on Royal Street in Regina.