There were 2 brothers, bachelors, who I think were McElroys who lived
between Duffau and Clairette in a round or hexagonal house. There was a
story in Stephenville paper recently about their home being made from a
Thurber Bandstand and it is being moved back to Thurber- if they got the
Thurber bandstand I will bet they lived in Huckaby some time to even know
it was available. They drove an open top Model T 2 seater to Bosque
Valley League adult baseball and took their hounds to meetings all over
the state in the Model T. in 1940's. I was told that they traded the
Model T even for a new air conditioned Ford in Cleburne. They said the
dogs looked better at the shows if they stayed cooler and rode easier.
There were others but I personally did not know them .
Marilyn Giesekie Mills Ewers has some Mc Elroys in her history of the
Three Way School area of Marble, Johnsville, Chalk Mountain and Pony
Creek. Fredorkim may have a copy. Mine is misplaced since the last
Reunion. Check Txerath Rootsweb archives.
McElroy info has been posted in the last year.
Charles A. Wyly
On Sun, 24 Sep 2000 11:04:54 -0500 weeba(a)hilcozap.net (Peggy Rosemond)
Thank you Charles for the response. I'm not sure our Kings are
related. I know that my great grandmother Josephine (Josie) H. King
McElroy and her siblings were born somewhere in Alabama, her parents
were born somewhere in Georgia, and her parent's parents were born
somewhere in South Carolina. This information came from the census.
The McElroy who was the school teacher is not from my family. My
McElroys lived in the Duffau area and over into Hamilton Co around
Hico. I believe my King's lived in the Duffau area also. William
King was a farmer.
Jack and Josie (King) McElroy's son Truman Elmer was my grandfather.
Josie died when he was three years old at the age of 28. They said
she died from tape worm. She is buried in Hico, Hamilton Co., Tx.
My mother's cousin, who is the daughter of my grandfather's brother
told her about the connection to the KIng's Ranch. She told my
mother growing up a man use to come to visit them on occasion and
that he was from the King Ranch. She said we were related to them
and even told my mother what his name was. The bad part is my mom
cannot remember what his name was and said I wish I had written it
Her dad Homer was nine years old when his mom Josie died so that is
why I believe the man came to see him later in life and not my
grandfather; as he was only three at the time of her death. My
grandfather knew very little about his mother and her family.
I would really like to find out about my King family. Hope we can
find a connection somewhere or maybe someone in cyberspace will
recognize my Kings and contact me.
Hill County, Tx