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A. P. McKee

McKEE, A. P. (deceased), formerly a well-known farmer of Macomb Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Miami County, Ohio, July lo, 1821, a son of William R. McKee, a native of Pennsylvania. Mr. McKee moved from Ohio to Indiana, and a year later to McDonough County, where he bought a farm. This he sold, and about the year 1881 purchased 160 acres of land in Macomb Township, where he lived until his death, September 8, 1890. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, at Macomb. Mr. McKee was one of the Directors of the McDonough County Fair. The subject of this sketch was first married to Hannah Hayhurst, who was born in Indiana. They became the parents of five children, namely: Daniel W., William H., Charles A., Frank P. and Hannah I. (Mrs. J. Bagby). In 1861, Mr. McKee was married to Eliza Cromer, who was born and schooled in Gibson County, Ind. The children resulting from this union were: John C. Ida M. (Mrs. Fox), deceased: Aaron P., Catherine (Mrs. Stough), Fred D., Lucy Josephine, deceased: Ora Everett and Ruby M. (Mrs. Dungan). Mrs. McKee lives on the home farm with her grandson, Claude J. Fox. Politically, Mr. McKee was a Democrat. He held several of the township offices with much credit to himself. Fraternally, he was affiliated with the I. O. O. F.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 952, extracted 12 Sep 2019 by Norma Hass.

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