FAMILY GROUP RECORD


Husband: George William Gilroy Descendants, 1885 Iowa Census Log, , 1900 Census 1930 Census, Militaty Record,
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Birth: 02 NOV 1840 

Marriage: 11 NOV 1867, Marriage Log,

Death: 18 MAR 1904

Buried:

Place: Clark Co., Ohio 

Place: Greene Co., IA.

Place: (?) Stuart, Holt Co., NA./Jefferson Twp., Greene Co., IA

Place:  Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa

Father: (William) James Gilroy Mother: Anna (Crawford)
Wife: Nancy  A., Maiden Name: (Tucker)
Birth: 15 SEP 1851

Marriage: 11 NOV 1867, Marriage Log,

Death: 12 MAY 1932

Buried:

Place: Boone Co., IN. 

Place: Greene Co., IA.

Place: Greene Co., IA.

Place:  Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa

Father:  Inskip Tucker Mother:  Dinah Dicey/Dica (Perkins)
Family Ancestry Notes:
Notes for GEORGE William GILROY:

From Biography-

Came to Greene co. in 1855 with his family from Ohio; Parents James and Anna (Crawford) Gilroy

Feb. 10, 1862 he enlisted in the late war at Des Moines in Company H, Tenth Iowa Infantry, serving in Hamilton's division, Sullivan's brigade.  He took part in the siege of Corinth and battle of Inka, and was wounded at the second battle of Corinth Oct. 4, 1862, the ball passing through his right elbow.  He then lay in the hospital at Corinth three weeks, when he was removed to Keokuk, Iowa, remaining there until he was honorably discharged Feb. 28, 1863.  He then returned to Greene County and spent four months attending school.  After leaving school he began clerking in Isaac Tucker's store, where he served to the best interest of his employer for one year.  He t hen clerked in the store of J. Orr of Boonesborough, Iowa for a year.  Then came back to Jefferson and became associated with Thomas Reese, this partnership lasting two years.  He then in 1867 formed a partnership with Anderson & Toogood in the stock business, which they followed together about one year when the partnership was dissolved by mutual consent.  Mr. Gilroy then went on a prospecting tour to Kansas, but becoming dissatisfied with the country he came to Appanoose County, Iowa where he engaged in farming for two years.  He then returned to Greene County and has since followed farming on the old home place Franklin Township.  Mr. Gilroy's residence is located on section 12, Franklin Township where he has sixty-seven acres of cultivated land.  Beside his home farm he owns forty-seven aces on Section 35 of Grant Township.  He has served his township efficiently as clerk and for ten years was secretary of the School Board.  He is a Charter member of Masonic lodge at Jefferson.  In politics he cast his suffrage with the Republican party.  Mrs. Gilroy is a member of the United Brethren Church. Their post office is Cooper, Iowa

Notes for NANCY A. TUCKER:

Another pioneer mother and longtime resident of this county has been called to her reward.  Mrs Geo. W. Gilroy (commonly known as Mother Gilroy) died at her home Sat. night after a long illness.  Since the death of her husband in 1904, she had lived with her son, Wm. V. Gilroy, in the South part of Jefferson.  The funeral was held at Slininger's Chapel.  When she was four years of age her parents moved to Greene county, Iowa, where with the exception of about five years, when she lived in Minnesota and Nebraska, she has lived continuously in this county. This means that for over 75 years Mrs. Gilroy watched the growth and development of this part of Iowa.  She may truly be called one of our pioneer mothers.  On Nov.11, 1867, she was united in marriage to George W. Gilroy,and to them four children were born.  Wm. V. Gilroy, a well-known Jefferson citizen, Mrs. Addie Enfield living in Vermillion, Alberta, Canada, and Webster F. Gilroy and Maudie Bell Gilroy, who died a number of years ago.  She is survived by her sister Dorothy Underwood and a brother, Milt Tucker of Cheyenne, WY. 6 grand children and 13 great grand children.  She was a nurse, of the early day type, learning mostly from experience, and many are the homes in Greene county where her faithful ministrations will be remembered.
        

 ** Notes for WEBSTER F. GILROY:

Memoir of Webster Gilroy - Jun. 12, 1902- Jefferson Bee

Webster Gilroy, son of Geo. W. and Nancy Tucker, was born in Franklin township, Greene county, Iowa, March 6 1882, and died in Denver, Colorado, June 6, 1902, aged 20 years and 3 months. He was one of a family of four children, two brothers and two sisters.  One of his sisters died in infancy.

A year ago last March he contracted a severe cold which brought on pneumonia, which later developed into consumption.  In hope of obtaining relief, he with his father, made an overland trip to Colorado. last fall, reaching Denver on the 5th of last December.  The change of climate at first seemed to be very beneficial and strong hopes were entertained for his complete recovery,  but about the middle of January he began to fail again, and steadily went down until the end came.  His father, who had been with him all the winter, returned to Greene county about the middle of April to arrange matters so as to go back and be with him.  He was planning to return to Denver about June 1st.  On Sunday, May 26, a telegram was received that Webster was much worse, and responding there to his father and mother left immediately for his bedside. They were with him but one brief week before he died.  In talking with his parents he assured them that if he should die it was well with him.  He said:"I have made my peace with God.  I would like for your sakes to live, but I will be better off.  You'll come to me before long.  Tell the friends at home that I send them all my sincere regards.  Tell my companions among the young men to meet me in heaven."  He died in great peace.  He requested that his funeral be held from the Methodist church and that Mr. Billingsley preach the funeral discourse.  Accordingly a very large company gathered at the Methodist church on Sunday afternoon last at 2 o'clock, completely filling the main auditorium and a large part of the lecture room, and Mr. Billingsley preached from Isa. 60:20 "Thy sun shall no more Go d own, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended."  The pall bearers were chosen from among his young men friends, many others of them being present at the service and accompanying the remains to their last reating place.  The floral offerings were choice and abundant.  He leaves a father, a mother, and brother and sister, together with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely departure.  All rejoice that the end came in the midst of such peace and triumph.

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Child's Name:  William Victor Gilroy
Birth: 15 JUL 1871   Place: Appanoose Co., IA.
Marriage: 19 JAN 1892 Place: Greene Co., IA.
Death: 30 NOV 1936   Place: Jefferson, Greene Co., IA.
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Spouse's Name: Zula B./M.
Birth: 25 MAR 1868 Place: Brown Co., Il.
Maiden Name: Byrns
Death: 11 OCT 1920 Place: Jefferson, Greens Co., IA.
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Child's Name: Ada/Addie Anna Gilroy 
Birth:  ABT: 1877  Place: Greene Co., IA.
Marriage: 20 AUG 1899 Place: Greene Co., IA.
Death:          Place: Vermillion, Alberta, Canada
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Spouse's Name: Ross Edgar Enfield
Birth: 1879  Place: MN.
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Child's Name: Webster Floyd "Webb" Gilroy
Birth: 06 MAR 1882  Place: Greene Co., Franklin Twp., IA.
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Death: 06 JUN 1902, age 20 yrs. 3 mo. Place: Denver, CO.
Buried: Methodist Church, Greene Co., IA., Oficating Mr. Billingsley, **See note above. Place:
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Child's Name: Maude Gilroy
Birth:  16 OCT 1888 Place: Greene Co., IA.
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Death:  13 APR 1889 Place: Greene Co., IA.
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