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James H. McKay 1865-1929

MCKAY

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/19/2011 at 22:35:28

James H. MíKay Drops Dead in Railway Depot
Halfa Famer Dies Suddenly

J. H. McKay, 64, farmer and coal dealer dropped dead Tuesday [December 24, 1929] morning from heart disease while sitting in a chair at the M. & St. L. depot. Mr. McKay had gone to his office and built a fire and as was his usual custom, went to the depot where it was warmer to wait until his office became warm.

While sitting in a chair visiting with the station agent he suddenly dropped dead.

James H[ ] McKay was born Feb. [ ] 1865 at Decorah, Winneshiek county. He was the son of John and Elizabeth McKay. He was married Jan 2, [ ] to Miss Della [ ] of Decorah. He lived at Decorah for eight years.

He came to Estherville in 1898 and farmed north of here until 1897. At that time he came to Estherville to became a [ ]. In 1918 he went into the coal business and later went into the lumber business also. Besides his widow, Mr. McKay is survived by two sons, John Lewis and Phillip [Ralph] James. Funeral services will take place at 2:00 p.m. today at the Methodist church. The Rev. W. A. WinterStein of the Methodist church will officiate. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, December 19, 1929)

Jas. H. McKay Died Suddenly at Estherville
Jas. H. McKay, former rural carrier but for the past few years engaged in the coal business at Estherville, dropped dead Tuesday morning. He was 64 years old. The funeral was held this afternoon. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, December 19, 1929)

James McKay, a former Frankville man, passed away at his home in Estherville Tuesday. (Postville Herald, Postville, IA, December 26, 1929)


 

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