JOHN A. MCELHANY GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Wichita Beacon, Monday, June 7, 1915
Died: June 5, 1915
J. A. M’ELHANY died suddenly from heart disease at his home , 527 North Emporia Avenue, at 11:30 o’clock Saturday night. He was 72 years old and a Civil War veteran, having served as first lieutenant in the Sixteenth Iowa. He had been a Wichita resident for 20 years. Two daughters survive---Mrs. Hal McCoy, of this city, and Mrs. W. Pierce, of Enid, Ok. Mrs. Pierce came to Wichita last night. The funeral will be held at the Gill Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 o’clock. Burial in Highland Cemetery. Dr. J. R. McFadden will be in charge of the funeral, and Eggleston Post, G. A. R. will be in charge of the burial service.