Individual Summary for Mary Ann McKay

Born: 01/31/1888, Alpena, Michigan, United States

Died: 01/30/1966, Los Gatos, California

Father: John Peter McKay

Mother: Emily A. Lester

Marriage Date/Place

08/08/1907; Alpena, Michigan; Elmer Cleveland Herron

Abt 1927; Detroit, Michigan; Earl S. Johnson


Obit: Funeral services were held this afternoon at one thirty o'clock at the McKay home in Wilson for John P. McKay, aged 82, whose death occurred Saturday evening in Traverse City. At 2:30 o'clock, services were held at the Free Methodist church in Wilson, Rev. C. L. Morris officiating

Mr. McKay was born in Sombra, Ontario, and came to Alpena county 57 years ago locating in Wilson where he was engaged in lumbering and farming. He was interested in township affairs and had held various township offices. He was an active member of the Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow and seven children. Herman and Earl of Wilson, R. V., Elza, Mrs Zana Curby and Mrs. Zaley Dann of Detroit and Mrs. Mary Johnson of Oregon, seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother Murdock McKay of Wilson and three sisters in Detroit and one in Welsville, Ohio. The Alpena News, Monday, July 29, 1935. John's death was July 27, 1935.


Mrs. Emily McKay's obit (Mary McKay's step mother): Mrs. Emily A. McKay died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glenn Curby, Ossineke, after a week's illness. Born Jan 30, 1868, in Brighton, Ontario, she came to Montmorency county at the age of six and was married to John P. McKay in 1897. They lived in Wilson twp until his death July 26, 1935. Since then Mrs. McKay had lived with her daughters, Mrs. Curby and Mrs. Walter Dann of Alpena. She was a member of Wilson Free Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her daughters are two sons, Elza of Detroit and Earl, with the U.S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bedfore, Kenmore, N.Y., and Mrs. Catherine Meikle, Pawtucket, Md; three stepchildren, Herman McKay of Ovid, Mich., R. V. McKay, Detroit, and Mrs. Mary Johnson, Medford, Ore.; two grandchildren, one great grandchild and 15 step grandchildren.

The body will be at the Wachterhauser funeral home until 1 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the Wilson Free Methodist church. Funeral service will be at 3:30, the Rev. Glenn Vibbert officiating. Interment in King Settlement cemetery.



(MARY MCKAY'S MOTHER died Oct 11, 1892. Mary was about 4. She was born Jan 1888. That date is verified in the 1900 census, Wilson Twp, with John McKay, and family.) This statement is also untrue. Barbara McKay died 1885, see below:

Name: Barbara Mckay

Gender: Female

Death Date: 01 Dec 1885

Death Place: Alpena, Michigan

Age: 84

Birth Date: 1801

Father's Name: Isiah Cramor

Mother's Name: Katherene Cramor



SSDI: Mary Johnson, 544-10-3169, born 31 Jan 1888; died Jan 1966, in Oregon.

Name: Mary Johnson

SSN: 544-10-3169

Born: 31 Jan 1888

Died: Jan 1966

State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951)