Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington, NC
Obituary of Robert T. McElyea
February 20, 1912
"SQUIRE" McELYEA DEAD
Funeral of "Aunt Becky's" Husband was Held Sunday Afternoon
Maxton, N. C., Feb. 19. There was held at Old Fork, about nine miles from here, this afternoon, the funeral of Capt. R. T. McElyea, who died yesterday, after an illness covering most of the new year. A large number from Maxton and vicinity attended. He was one of Robeson's oldest and most esteemed citizens and was the head of a home long noted for its hospitality. Much sympathy has been expressed for his excellent family and especially his beloved wife, widely know to the Scottish Chief readers as "Aunt Becky."