Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.


Selected Families and Individuals


Margret Fry

Their son attended U. of K.

Rose Evermonde McGrorty

RESEARCHER-OBITUARY: Information sent to T.Mason on 4Jul2003 by Nancy Mishler

News has been received here of the death of Mrs. Eva McGrorty Ormsby, widow of A. L. Ormsby, which occurred Friday in Boston, Mass. She was a daughter of the late Capt. A. S. McGrorty, of Danville, and a sister of Mrs. W. E. Bryce, formerly of Shelbyville but now residing in Wooster, Ohio. Mrs. Bryce was with her sister during her last illness. Mrs. Ormsby was seventy-six years of age and leaves one son and two daughters. The body was taken to Emmettsburg, Iowa, her former home, for burial.

OBITUARY: The burial of Mrs. Rose Evermonde Ormsby whose death occurred at the home of her son, Mr. Scott Ormsby in Boston, Mass., last Friday, took place Tuesday in Emmettsburg, Iowa, where Mrs. Ormsby's husband was buried many years ago. Mrs. Ormsby was seventy-six years of age. She was a native of Danville and had many friends here among the older citizens. She was a daughter of the late Capt. A. S. McGrorty, who located in Danville almost a hundred years ago. At his death about ten years ago Capt. McGrorty was ninety-six years of age. For many, many years he was engaged in the drug business here. During the great fire of 1860 Capt. McGrorty's store was burned. McGrorty street was named in his honor, but changed to the Old Wilderness Road as it marks the trail of the pioneers who settled Perryville and later Harrodsburg. The McGrorty addition to Danville was formerly owned by Capt. McGrorty who was greatly beloved by a host of friends.

The news of the death of Mrs. Ormsby brought sorrow to many hearts in Danville where she was reared and most affectionately remembered as Miss Rose Evermonde McGrorty. Capt. McGrorty was a native of Northern Ireland but came to the United States in his youth and settled in Danville when a very young man. He lived here about eighty years and was responsible for many forward steps in the town of Danville. Mrs. Ormsby is survived by three children, Scott Ormsby, of Boston; Mrs. Daisy O. Richards of Seattle, and Mrs. Alice Ormsby Adrian, of Florence, Italy. Mrs. William E. Bryce, of Wooster, Ohio is a sister.