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James Governor Mackey
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1887
Schoharie County
New York, USA
Death: Jan., 1971
Delaware County
New York, USA

James Governor "Jimmy" Mackey (named for his grandfather) was the youngest child of James Adam Mackey and Charlotte Jane (Forrester) Mackey.

He was the brother of Mary K. Mackey, Frank Forrester Mackey, Alice L. Mackey, Mary Charolotte Mackey, and Catherine Georgina (Mackey) Losee.

He was married in 1908 to Mayme Stillwell.

James and Mayme had one child: James Gerald Mackey, Sr.

Early on, James worked at Clapper's General store at Mackey's Corners, NY. Later he became a traveling food salesman. And eventually, he owned a bank in Grand Gorge, NY.

January 6, 1971 Oneonta Star -

Bank executive: Mackey dies at 83

Grand Gorge - James G. Mackey, 83, veteran Grand Gorge bank executive, died January 5, at Fox Hospital, where he had been a patient since December 29. Since July 31 he had been a patient at the Oneonta Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, January 8, at the Ouderkirk Funeral Home, Grand Gorge, with the Rev. Douglas Burr, pastor of the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will be later in Gilboa Rural Cemetery.

Mr. Mackey was born Aug. 14, 1887 in Mackey's Corners, Town of Gilboa, a son of James A. and Charlotte Jane (Forrester) Mackey. He grew up and attended the country school in the Town of Gilboa.

He married Mamie Stilwell Aug. 26, 1908 at her home in Mackey's Corners. In 1909 they came to Grand Gorge where he lived the rest of his life.

He was employed by Samuel Harley of the Harley Store in Grand Gorge for five years, then he purchased Maynards Hardware Store, which he resold to Mr. Maynard after a year.

For 12 years he was a salesma for Connor's Paint Co., Troy, and from then until his retirement at the age of 65, a salesman for F. B. Mtthews & Co., a wholesale feed and grocery firm.

From 1912 until his retirement he was a member of Grand Gorge Hose Co. No. 1, and from 1920 until his illness, an active member of Oasis Lodge, F&AM, Prattsville.

In 1926 he became a director of the First National Bank of Grand Gorge, and in 1941 was elected Vice President. In 1957 he became director and vice chairman of the Grand Gorge branch of the National Bank and Trust Company of Norwich, and in 1963 was appointed chairman of its adviory board.

He attended the United Methodist Church in Grand Gorge.

He is survived by his wife, Hearthstone, Hobart; a son, James G., of Windham: two grandsons, James G. Mackey Jr., Schenectady, and Roger B. Mackey, Waldwick, N.J.; and five great grandchildren.

Friends may call at their convenience at the funeral home from Wednesday evening until funeral time.

The family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Mackey - James G., 83, of Grand Gorge died Tues., January 5 at Fox Hospital, Oneonta. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Fri., January 8 in Ouderkirk Funeral Home, Grand Gorge. Burial later in Gilboa Rural Cemetery, Gilboa. Friends may call at their convenience from Wednesday evening until service time. The family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday. Those who wish may contribute memorial gifts to the Grand Gorge Rescue Squad.
Family links: 
  James Adam Mackey (1839 - 1909)
  Charlotte Jane Forrester Mackey (1851 - 1935)
  Mamie Stilwell Mackey (1888 - 1975)*
  James Gerald Mackey (1910 - 1972)*
  Frank Forrester Mackey (1878 - 1948)*
  Mary Charlotte Mackey (1880 - 1918)*
  Catherine Georgina Mackey Losee (1883 - 1970)*
  James Governor Mackey (1887 - 1971)
*Calculated relationship
Gilboa Rural Cemetery
Schoharie County
New York, USA
Created by: John Losee
Record added: May 26, 2013
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