William McKinney - oldest son of John S. McKinney

Lydia McKinney Haggerty - daughter of John S. McKinney

Albert S. McKinney - youngest son of Joseph McKinney

Alfred M. McKinney - son of William and Lucinda McKinney

George W. McKinney - son of Burrell and Nancy McKinney

William McKinney Stricken At St. Agnes Hospital After Illness
William McKinney, 81, former member of the Fond du Lac park board and a pioneer furniture dealer in the city, died at St. Agnes hospital early today. He was taken ill in his rooms at the Y. M. C. A. last week and was removed to the hospital.

Despite his advanced age, Mr. McKinney was in good health up until a few months ago. Funeral plans will be announced Wednesday, being delayed pending word from relatives.

Mr. McKinney was born in the Town of Richwood, Richland county, on Nov. 24, 1862, on a farm one mile from Excelsior where he lived for 28 years. He worked on the family farm and also assisted his father in a furniture store in Excelsior.

On Dec. 25, 1890, he was married to Miss Jennie Smith of Richland Center, who died Jan. 13, 1933. The couple had moved to Waupun in 1895 where Mr. McKinney was employed by the M. D. Wells Shoe company in the state prison at 75 cents a day while learning the trade. Later he was given a job as assistant foreman and in 1896 he was appointed foreman in the department.

After working 10 hours in the prison shop, he milked and took care of two Jersey cows, a large garden and delivered milk in the neighborhood at 5 cents a quart. In 1902 he accepted a position with the Fond du Lac House Furniture company in the Reinig block, soon after it was built. A year later he accepted a position with the William Mauthe company located at Division and Main streets. Later when the business was incorporated Mr. McKinney was made vice-president and manager and buyer of the hardware and credit departments.

The company sold out about 1911 and Mr. McKinney with a party from Oshkosh went into business on South Main street in the Clancy building under the name of the Standard Furniture company. Mr. McKinney was manager and buyer for the concern. One year later he started his own business at 21-23 Sheboygan street. Mr. McKinney resigned from the park board after serving 12 years under three mayors.

From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter 7 Mar 1944, Fond du Lac, WI

Lydia May McKinney Haggerty
Lydia May Haggerty, daughter of John S. McKinney and Maria J. Parish, was born April 12, 1877 at the McKinney homestead near Excelsior, Wisconsin, and passed away March 9, 1957 at the Vernon Memorial Hospital at the age of 79 years, 11 months and nine days.

On March 2, 1910, she was united in marriage to Dr. Eber E. Haggerty, who preceded her in death, May 12, 1941. They spent several years of their life in Excelsior where Dr. Haggerty held his office as a country physician.

In 1915 they moved to LaFarge where the doctor carried on his profession until his death. Mrs. Haggerty then made her home in LaFarge where she was a faithful member of the Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Order of Eastern Star.

Quiet and unassuming, she went among her friends and neighbors, striving always to be of service. In September 1956 she was stricken with a heart attack and was taken to the hospital at Viroqua where she was a patient until November when she was taken to the home of her son for a short time where she was tenderly cared for until December when she was again taken to the hospital where she was a patient sufferer until her death.

She is survived by one son, Hollis, of LaFarge; one sister, Mrs. Fred McDougal of Madison, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

"Wherever He may guide me
No want shall turn me back
My Shepherd is beside me,
And nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waketh
His sight is never dim
He knows the way He taketh
And I shall walk with Him."

Funeral services were held March 12 at 1:30 pm at the LaFarge Methodist Church with Rev. Lee Holmes of LaCrosse officiating, assisted by Rev. Howard White of LaFarge, and Mrs. Ethel Nulton of Greenworrd, Wis.

She was laid to rest in the Mr. Zion Cemetery near Boscobel, Wisconsin.

Musical selections were rendered my Mrs. Finn Johannesen and Mrs. Ralph Steinmetz, accompanied by Mrs. Esther Andrew.

Members of the W.R.C. held their memorial-farewell service with Mrs. Warnie Calhoon sing the solo.

From the Vernon County Broadcaster March 1957

San Simon Pioneer Dies Wednesday

SAN SIMON-Albert S. McKinney, an early resident of the San Simon valley, died in the Douglas hospital on Wednesday morning. He was born in Wisconsin on August 21, 1856 and at the age of 15 years came west and went into the cattle business.

He was employed at the Quarter Circle Heart ranch near Clarendon, Texas and moved to Cheyenne, Okla., in 1892 and to San Simon in 1918.

Mr. and Mrs. McKinney celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on January 31st of this year and at this time Mrs. McKinney is seriously ill, knowing nothing of her husband's death.

Mr. McKinney was a 32nd Degree Mason, belonging to the lodge in Cheyenne, Okla. He was one of 24 children and none of his brothers or sisters are living. Survivors include his wife; three children, Mrs. Lucille Smith and Irvin McKinney of San Simon and Mrs. L. J. Padgett of Gulfport, Miss. Three grandsons also survive, Jack Smith of San Simon; Capt. Bill Smith, USA and the young son of Mrs. L. J. Padgett.

Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Yngvar Johansen of the Methodist church on Thursday afternoon following the arrival of the train from the east. Old time residents of San Simon were pallbearers.

From the Arizona Range News Dec 1, 1948 Wilcox, AZ.

DIED-At his home in the town of Mr. Ida, on Sunday, December 10, Alfred M. McKinney.

Another old veteran has gone, and passed within the portals of the great beyond. Mr. McKinney had been on his last bed of sickness for only a few weeks, although his health since the war had often failed him. The disease of which he died is pre.... to be some stomanch and kidney derangement. On Sunday morning, he breathed his last. His remains were carried to rest on Tuesday, the funeral being held under the auspices of the G. A. R. post of Fennimore, of which the deceased was an honored member. Rev. Harris spoke some feeling words in his memory, The funeral was one of the largest attended, ever held in this secction.

Alfred M. McKinney was born in Richland County, Wisconsin, in 1838, and was 55 yers of age at the time of his death. He leaves a loving wife and six children, four boys and two girls (both of whom are married) behind. He enlisted in Co. C., 20th Reg. Wis. Vol, on the 6th day of August, 1862, holding the office of corporal. He was honorable discharged July 1?, 1965. He joind Sam Monteith Post, No 173, march 13, 1885. In this , he held the offices of Q. M. S. in 1888, O. G. in 1889, S. V. C. in 1891, and commander in 1892. He was a good soldier, a kind husband and father, a ______. Peace to his ashes!!

Not sure of the paper this was taken from but was in Dec of 1893.

George W. McKinney

George W. McKinney Passes Away at Home Aftr Long Illness
Had Been Resident of This Vicinity for 21 Years - 74 Years of Age

George W. McKinney passed away at his home in this city on Wednesday, May 7, of chronic nephritis. Mr. McKinney had passed his 74th year and had led a very active life until about three years ago when the malady that brought his death first made its appearance and he underwent an operation in an effort to effect a cure. He had since never fully recovered his health and strength and for some time his suffering was quite severe.

Mr. McKinney was born in Crawford County, Wisconsin, on January 31, 1845. He went from his home there to Taylorville, Ill., at the age of 15 and returned to Crawford county in 1875 and was married on March 25 of that year to Elizabeth Carpenter. They took up their residence shortly after that at Richland Center and remained there until 1883 when they moved into Iowa. In 1898 they moved to this vicinity and located on a farm two miles north of Appleton and this was their home until they moved into the village in 1907, and he had lived here since.

He is survivied by his wife, four sons: Henry B., John A., Charles T., all of Appleton and Dr. Walter H., of Glenwood; and two daughters, Jeanette E. McKinney of Minneapolis and Mrs. Walter G. Smith of Glenwood. There survives also five sisters: Mrs. W. C. Vance, Floyd, Iowa; Mrs. John Nicholson, Tavera, Wis.; Mrs. Wm Toney, Waukon, Iowa; Mrs. Ann Lawrence, Alliance, Nebraska and Mrs. David Nicholson, Nashua, Iowa.

Mr. McKinney was a member of the Methodist church and funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home at two o'clock, Rev. J. M. Burns officiating and intermemt was made in the local cemetery.

Appleton Press, Appleton, Minnesota 9 May 1919

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