Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday

Headstone of Elmer A. McEntee and Margaret DeGroodt. Digital photograph taken by Thomas MacEntee on July 14, 2008 at New Paltz, New York. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2008.

Elmer McEntee, my great-grandfather, was born on November 27, 1881 in New York. He was the son of John W. McEntee and Elmira Wood.

Elmer married Margaret DeGroodt in New York about 1900. She was the daughter Jacob L. DeGroodt and Georgiana Simpson.

Elmer was a carpenter by trade, according to the 1910 and 1930 Federal Census. According to family legend, Elmer was responsible for placing the "a" in the surname to create MacEntee. This is evidenced by the use of "MacEntee" on several of the Federal census records.

Elmer died on November 8, 1848 at Gardiner, New York and is buried at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery.

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