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Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: June 20, 2008 at 05:32:15
In Reply to: Re: Notes on McKee family by linda mckee of 5279

DAVID McELHINNY
Born Jan. 4, 1827 in Mifflin Township, Pa.
Died July 20, 1898 in Jefferson Township, Pa.
Married ZERUIAH McGOWAN.
Born 1835 in Pa.
Died 1894.

One of her children:

SARAH JANE McELHINNY
Born Dec. 1855 in Jefferson Twp., Pa.
Died June 6, 1924.
Married WILLIAM McKEE.
Born March 1847.
Died Feb. 28, 1930.

Parents of William McKee:
Father: JAMES McKEE
Born 1815.
Died Feb. 6, 1854 in Mifflin Township, Pa. at
age 39 yrs. 1?months.
Married Elizabeth.
Born 1816.
Died Jan. 25, 1894 at age 78 yrs. in
Mifflin Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.

Both are buried at United Presbyterian Cemetery,
West Mifflin, Pa. The cemetery is behind Allegheny
Airport, West Mifflin, Pa.

Children of WILLIAM and SARAH:

1. MARY ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) McKEE
Born around 1867 in Jefferson Twp., Pa.
Baptized at Mifflin United Presbyterian Church,
West Mifflin, Pa. on June 5, 1867.
Died May 19, 1881 of diphteria.

2. JAMES (JIMMIE) KENNY McKEE
Born around 1878 in Jefferson Twp., Pa.
Baptized at Mifflin United Presbyterian Church,
on June 9, 1878.
Died May 20, 1881 of diphtheria.

3. WILLIAM (WILL) AUSTIN McKEE
Born April 1822 in Jefferson Twp., Pa.
Baptized at Mifflin United Presbyterian Church on
May 27, 1882.
Became a member of the congregation by "profession
of faith" on 6/12/1897.
He was ordained an elder on June 6, 1913.
Died 1953.

WILLIAM married ELLEN (ELLA) H. GORDON around 1913.
Born 1882.
Became a member of the congregation
by certificate on 10/4/1914.
Died 1946.
Buried at Lebanon Church Cemetery,
West Mifflin, Pa.

Children of WILLIAM and ELLEN:
1. JESSIE ALICE McKEE, 1914-1980, never married
2. EARL G. McKEE, March 12 to 4/6/1916, never married
3. A. WRAY, born 1918, home in Jefferson Boro, Pa.

Jessie and Earl buried at Lebanon Church Cemetery.

4. CHARLES E. McKEE
Born June 1884 in Jefferson Twp., Pa.
He became a member of Mifflin United Presbyterian
Church on June 12, 1897.
Died 1944.

CHARLES married BESSIE (1883-1952).

5. JOHN DAVID McKEE
Born June 1887 in Jefferson Twp., Pa.
Baptized Sept. 25, 1887 and joined the Mifflin
Congregation on June 20, 1902.
Died 1964.

JOHN married BEATRICE OATS.
Born 1893.
Became a member of the Mifflin
Congregation on 6/13/1908.
Died 1902.

JOHN DAVID worked for American Sheet and Tin, a
forerunner of U.S. Steel.

Children of JOHN and BEATRICE:
1. JOHN LOWDEN McKEE
Baptized at Mifflin United Presbyterian Church
on 6/2/1918. He was a University of Pgh.
graduate with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

2. WILLIAM McKEE, educated as an engineer

3. ROBERT McKEE, surgeon from a hospital in Butler,
Pa.

6. ALICE BELLE McKEE
Born Sept. 1895.
Died 1909 of scarlet fever.
Buried at United Presbyterian Cemetery, Rt. 885,
West Mifflin, Pa.

Information from Clair McElhinny, my cousin.
I want to be related to John McKee, founder of McKeesport, Pa. So far I haven't found proof. Many McKees were in this area, but that doesn't make me related.




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