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McELROY, Mary Arthur, born in Greenwich, Washington County, New York, in 1842. She is the youngest child of the Reverend William Arthur (q. v.) and the sister of Chester A. Arthur. Her education was completed in Troy, at the seminary of which Mrs. Emma Willard was principal. In 1861 she married John E. McElroy, of Albany, and since that event she has resided in that city. During the ***her brother she made her home in Washington in the winter season, and dispensed the hospitalities of the White House with rare social tact, the place being one for which she was peculiarly fitted by her personal character and previous associations.
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