Born 1 May 1807 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Died 6 June 1888 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Buried New York City Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York
Elected 3 February 1855 at age forty-seven
Archivist’s Note: Father of Percy McElrath; grandfather of George Debevoise, Paul Debevoise, and Thomas M. Debevoise; great-grandfather of George Douglass Debevoise, Eli Whitney Debevoise, and Robert Debevoise; great-great grandfather of Thomas M. Debevoise
John R. G. Hazard [sic: Hassard] and Thomas McElrath were prominent in journalism, and assisted to maintain a high standard in their profession.
Henry E. Howland
1889 Century Association Reports