James A. McNab Family
MC NAB, WORRICK, WEISS, KNESS, KING, GRINDE, ANDERSON, WEDEKING, CLAWSON, HASS, MAC NAB, SHARP, KNUDSON, OGLE, SUMMERS, REPPERT
Posted By: Volunteer Transcriber
Date: 3/7/2007 at 09:39:33
James A. McNab Family
James A. (Jim) McNab was born in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of Alexander Blaine McNab and Maria Worrick McNab, sister of long time Harris resident, Charlie Worrick. James McNab married Gertrude Weiss of Blairsburg, Iowa, in 1894. In 1910, they moved from Blairsburg to a farm west of Harris, with their family, Margaret (Mrs. Cloid Kness), Archibald (Arch), Belle (Mrs. Sam King), and James (Jim), Donald, Agnes, (Mrs. Sig Grinde) and Lawrence. Arnold was born in Harris in 1911. All are now deceased.
After a few years, the McNabs moved from their farm into Harris, where their children attended the Harris Consolidated School. James A. McNab served on the school board at the time of the school consolidation.
The living descendents of Margaret McNab Kness are Deloris Kness Anderson, a life-long resident of Harris; her brother, Dale, of Spirit Lake; Margaret Kness Wedeking of Spirit Lake; Harold (Bill) Kness of Apache Junction, Arizona; and James Kness of Zion, Illinois. Idelle Kness Clawson and Lyle Kness are deceased. Leroy McNab, son of Arch McNab and Agnes Winter McNab, lives in Sioux City. Luella Hass MacNab (Note different spelling), daughter of long-time Harris residents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hass, is a widow of Malcolm McNab , the elder son of Arch. Douglas Grinde, the only son of Agnes McNab Grinde, lives in Burlington, Iowa, and his father, Sig, lives in Estherville. Belle McNab King’s husband, Sam King, and his son, Robert, live in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and his son, Richard, lives in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Lois McNab Sharp, only daughter of James and Elvira McNab, lives in Audubon, Minnesota. Before marrying James McNab, Elvira Knudsen McNab taught in the Harris school.
Kathleen McNab Ogle, only daughter of Arnold and Fern Summers McNab, lives in Fresno, California, and Lawrence McNab’s two children, Bonnie and Vernon, live near their mother, Mrs. Lucille Reppert McNab, in Pamona, California.
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