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Benton Clement McKinzie (1929)


Posted By: Linda Brittain (email)
Date: 12/8/2006 at 18:31:24

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
May 2, 1929 – page 1

Death of B. C. McKinzie

Macksburg, April 30 . Special – B. C. McKinzie died at this home in Macksburg, Monday evening, April 22, 1929. He had not been well all winter, but was taken worse a few days before his death. Mr. McKinzie had lived most of his life in and near Macksburg and for the past six years had been patrolman on highway No. 16 from M. O. Brady’s farm to the Union county line. Four brothers, Logan, of Eagle Grove; Joe, of Woodburn; James, of Brighton, Colorado, and George, of Wichita, Kansas, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Rawlings, of Blackwell, Oklahoma, and Mrs. S. E. Bonham, of Macksburg, were here to attend the funeral which was held at the Methodist church, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Eugene Alexander. Burial was made in the Macksburg cemetery. More details of his life will be found in the mortuary column.

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
May 2, 1929 – page 2


Benton Clement McKinzie

Benton Clement McKinzie, son of Aaron and Elizabeth J. McKinzie, was born April 4, 1877, and departed this light April 22, 1929, at the age of fifty-two years and eighteen days.

He was married to Linnie Rowe in March, 1900, who departed this life February 7, 1914. Two sons were born to this union, Harmon and Marion, both of Macksburg, who were with him at the time of his death.

He was married to Bertha M. Switzer, November 10, 1914, who so tenderly cared for him, during all his sickness. He was converted at the age of fourteen years, and united with the Methodist church at Hanley. Later in life he united with the Baptist church of Macksburg. In his last sickness he stated that he had not always lived as he should, but that he was ready and wanted to go Home.

Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn the departure of a kind, loving husband, father and brother, three sisters and six brothers; Mrs. S. E. Bonham of Macksburg; Mrs. L. A. Shoemaker; of Tuttle, Oklahoma; Mrs. H. R. Rawlings and J. W. McKinzie; of Blackwell, Oklahoma; F. H. McKinzie, of Cordor, Missouri; G. H. McKinzie, of Wichita, Kansas; James A. McKinzie, of Brighton, Colorado; Joseph M. McKinzie, of Woodburn, and Logan S. McKinzie, of Eagle Grove.

All of these were present except Mrs. Shoemaker and J. W. McKinzie, of Oklahoma, and F. H. McKinzie, of Missouri.

Funeral services were held at the Macksburg Methodist church, Friday, April 26th, conducted by the Rev. Eugene Alexander, and the body was laid to rest in the Macksburg cemetery.


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