My Grandfather, Doyle McElhaney who use to live in Alaska in the 70's... tells stories of another Doyle McElhaney he had heard about from people around the area. Some people would comfront my grandpa as if they knew him or had seen him other places that my grandpa had not been. The thing that prompted me to google Doyle McElhaney is that my grandpa who is now 81 years old is returning to Alaska for a visit... maybe his last in is lifetime with my father Gary McElhaney. I found this posting. I am very sorry for the loss of your Doyle McElhaney. I thought it might have been really neat for them to finally meet. My grandpa is an awnry, hardworking man that wears a cowboy hat. He grew up in Oklahoma, then onto California when he was a boy, then moved to Alaska and was a logger, then to Oregon wear he logged among other things. He has lived in Oregon for the most part of 30-40 years and it is his home. We talked him into moving to California for a year or two in the 90's and he hated it. :-) Anyhow... I hope this finds you doing well. I have great Aunts who are really into genealogy, but I could not tell you much about our family line without looking it up.
P.S. my grandpa and dad are visiting Alaska this month- June 2010.
You can email or call me anytime if you would like firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-601-8264. My maiden name is Cinthia McElhaney.