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James Miller McKinney (1945)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 8/25/2006 at 11:37:30

Winterset Madisonian - Wed., October 31, 1945


Aged Man Thought Not to Be Seriously Injured at First

Jim McKinney, 84-year-old farmer of near St. Charles, died at the Greater Community hospital in Creston Saturday night, after having been struck by a Northwestern railroad train near Hanley.

McKinney was walking on, or was crossing the track north of Hanley last Friday morning, on his way to St. Charles, when he was hit by the train and knocked from the track. The train stopped and picked up the injured man, who was found unconscious. They took him on to Peru, where he was identified, and then to Lorimor, where he was put on an ambulance and taken to a hospital in Creston.

At the hospital he was not at first thought to be seriously injured, but took a sudden turn for the worse Saturday night and died of internal injuries.

Mr. McKinney was a long-time resident of South township and was well known there. He is survived by three sons and three daughters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Blair Chapel church.

(Burial was in the Blair Chapel cemetery)

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
November 21, 1945

JAMES MCKINNEY Was Native Of Illinois

James M. McKinney, the 84-year-old South township farmer who died in the Creston hospital Oct. 28, 1945 after having been struck by a railroad train near Hanley, was a native of Scott county, Ill., where he was born Nov. 19, 1860. He was the son of James and Mary McKinney.

As a boy he moved with his parents to Kentucky. As a young man he was married there to Fannie Estes. They were the parents of four children. From Kentucky he moved with his family to Madison county, where, with the exception of a few years, he spent the remainder of his life as a farmer and sawmill operator.

Two of the children by his first marriage preceded him in death, Eliza at the age of six years, and Mrs. Ella Weil of Phoenix, Ariz., in 1944. The wife died in 1888.

On Jan. 29, 1893, he was married to Anna Mary Simpson. They were the parents of nine children. Three of the sons, Frank, Ernest and Luther preceded him in death. The second wife died in 1942.

He is survived by eight children, Earl and John McKinney of the first marriage, Mrs. Mary Michael of Des Moines, Mrs. Elizabeth Farr of Prole, Sam McKinney of Grand Island, Neb, and Mrs. Anna Anderson and Dale and Floyd McKinney of St. Charles.


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