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Thomas J. McKinney

Thomas married Jennie Williams October 13, 1870 in Holt County, Missouri

In 1880 Thomas, 35 is in Holt County, married to Mary J., 27, born in Missouri.  They have James B., 8, Charles J.  4, and Harry M. seven months.

In 1900 Holt County Thomas, born Jan 1845 in Kentucky,  is widowed, and has Harry M September 1880, Daisey A. April 1884, Grover C October 1886, and Ray W. January 1890, all four in Missouri.

Grover Clarence McKinney registered for WWI in Yuma, saying he was born Sept 9, 1888 in Forest ity, Missouri

In 1920 north Yuma County Thomas J., 75, widowed, born in Kentucky, is on the same page as

Grover C. McKinney, 32, born in Missouri.  He and Beatrice, 25 Nebraska, have Kenneth C. ,8, born in Nebraska.

Bee Darwin was born at Virginia, Neb., Feb. 29, 1894, was married to O. C. McKinney, Mar 9, 1912. The first five years of their lives were spent in Beatrice and here their son Kenneth was born. From there they they moved to Yuma, Colo., where she died Feb. 12, 1920. She was a victim of the flu and being critically ill was taken to the hospital and after a time was so much improved it was planned to take her to her home but the night before when all was ready for her return the next day, the end came suddenly and unexpectedly, the cause heart failure. Her age was 25 years, ll months and 12 days. She grew to womanhood here, attended school here and was brought back to her childhood home and laid to rest by the side of her parents in the Filley cemetery.
She leaves four brothers and one sister: Allen, Harvey and Clifford of Virginia, Verne of Sioux City, Iowa and Mrs. May Ramsey of Fowler, Colo. The pallbearers were her old schoolmates: Fred Butterfield, Joe, John and George Weber, Walter Erickson and Jerry Kozak.

Beatrice, Ne Daily Sun April 4, 1920

Thomas proved up on a quarter in section 6, 4N 45W in 1922.

Clarence G. McKinney 41 and Kenneth C. 17 are in Pueblo in 1930 - Clarence is farming, saying he was married, but no spouse listed.  Kenneth has no occupation.


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