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McKinney, Anstress (Bronson) Tupper 1839-1929


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 7/11/2019 at 18:07:35

Daughter of Pioneer Buried in Spokane
Word was received here recently of the burial in Spokane, Wash. on Monday, March 11, of Mrs. Anstress McKinney, daughter of Horace D. Bronson and the following is taken from the Spokesman-Review of that place:

Mrs. McKinney's father, Horace D. Bronson, born at Chatham, Conn., Christmas day, 1797; moved in 1836 to a part of the territory of Wisconsin, now Clayton county, Iowa. On November 4, 1839, Mrs. McKinney was born on Garnavillo prairie, near Elkader, a town that was laid out by her father and Elisha Boardman as a water power site on the Turkey river.

As a child, Mrs. McKinney had hardly a playmate in the wild region. Deer and wild turkey furnished the principal meat for the pioneers.

In 1857 Mrs. McKinney was married to Thomas J. Tupper, a Vermonter, at Guttenberg, a steamboat town on the Mississippi. She had resided in Spokane 20 years.

Surviving are four sons, Frank in Illinois, Louis and Ben in California, and Clarence, with whom she had made her home in Spokane.

Nearly blind for 10 years, Mrs. McKinney always maintained a cheerful disposition. Besides her sons, she leaves 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She belongs to the First Presbyterian church.

~Elkader Register and Clayton County Messenger, Thursday morning, March 28, 1929

Transcription notes: Thomas J. Tupper and Anstress likely were divorced ca1885/1886 and he removed to Lyon co., IA about that time. Anstress remarried to James M. McKinney in 1899.

Her maiden name 'Bronson' is at times spelled Brownson in Clayton county records. Her father was Horace D. Bronson/Brownson and she was likely named for her grandmother Anstress Brownson.


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