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John F. McKinley family

J.F. McKinley

John F. McKinley 1839-1907
husband of Ellen Fleming 1845-1908

John F. & Ellen had twelve children - 6 boys & 6 girls:
Mary Ann (married Robert B. Waters)
Nellie (Catholic sister)
Kate (Catholic sister)
John (died at birth)
John A.


Two of their daughters were Catholic Sisters. Both were born and grew upon NW 160 of Section 28 Grand Meadow Township.

Nellie McKinley
born 1873

Kate McKinley
born 1874


The Waters residence was located on the Burton Waters farm NE 160 of Section 28 Grand Meadow Township, Clayton County. Built in 1904/1905, the exterior brick was from the Clermont Brick factory. Photo was taken ca1915.

The house was built by Robert Burton 'Bert' Waters in 1904/1905 on his farm on the NE 160 of Section 28 Grand Meadow Township. This farm was where he and Mary Ann (McKinley), d/o John F. & Ellen, raised 9 children. Bert later owned and operated 4 other Grand Meadow farms, but this was called "The Home Place". The two youngest children in the photo are their 2 youngest children, Paul born 1914 and Robert born 1912. This dates the photo as 1915. The house was still there as of 2016.

~the information and photos were contributed by William C. 'Bill' Waters, great-grandson of J.F. & Ellen (Fleming) McKinley and grandson of Robert Burton Waters & Mary Ann (McKinley) Waters. The son of Louis McKinley, Lewis McKinley JR, shared the photos of the McKinley sisters & Water's residence with Bill. Lewis JR, is now 93 years of age. The original photo of John F. McKinley appearing at the top of this page, hangs in his Texas home.

See also (all open in new window) -
Biography of J.F. McKinley - includes a LOT of information! ...... written by William C. Waters
Obituary of Ellen (Fleming) McKinley
Obituary of Mary Ann (McKinley) Waters (includes a photo of Mary Ann)


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