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Charles McKale
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1855
Death: Dec. 5, 1933

Note: the McKale name was "angelized" in Clay Center, KS from Michaelis (they were out of Michigan)

Clay Center Times; 14 Dec 1933; obit:
Charles McKale, one of the fine old pioneers of the Oak Hill-Longford community, has completed his life here and gone to a better world. During fifty-five years he had lived in the same neighborhood. He was always known as a reliable citizen, honest in all his dealings, and was good to everyone. He liked everybody and everybody had a good word for him.
Charles McKale, son of Ernest and Lena McKale, was born Sept. 10th, 1855 in Prussia, Germany. He departed this life Dec 5th, 1933, having attained the ripe age of 73 years, 2 months and 25 days. When a boy of 14 years, Charles, with his parents and family, came to America, settling in Sherman twp, St. Joseph county, Mich. At Notawa, Mich., Charles McKale was united in marriage with Savilla Walters, February 5, 1876. Two years later he and his young wife moved to Kansas, locating in the Oak Hill community, southwest of Clay Center. For 45 years they lived together on the McKale home farm, sharing the joys and sorrows of community building and changing conditions.
There were seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. McKale, five daughters and two sons, two daughter slipping out into the spirit world in their infancy.
Mr. McKale was "Born again," entered into a graciously glorious experience of a new life in Christ Jesus under the labors of Rev. M. B. Young of the Clay Circuit of the Evangelical church. Both he and his companion were charter members of the Plesant Valley class in their community but later transferred their membership to the Longford church and maintained their membership thus to the end. All his life time he serviced the Lord faithfully in the church to the limit of his strength. An active worker and witness for his Savior.
Mr. McKale became a charter member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Oak Hill and for nearly 50 years maintained that membership. He leaves to mourn his going his two sons, William McKale of Abilene, Kan.; Fred McKale of Oak Hill, Kan.; his three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Mayor of Oak Hill, Kan.; Mrs. Ida Walters of Vining, Kan., and Mrs. Grace Woodham of Rocky Ford, Colo.; one brother, Fred McKale and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Timm both of Michigan; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends.
His is the joy of "home going," ours to wait, to watch and be ready.
The funeral services were held at the home and the Presbyterian church at Oak Hill Thursday afternoon. All of the McKale children came to pay tribute to their father. A very large attendance of relatives and friends were present for the service. Rev. H.T. Wright, a friend of the family and former pastor was in charge of the services, and preached the message.
The Reverends G.C. Gilbert of the Longford Evangelical church and E.H. Bleam assisted. A male quartet consisting of C.C. McIntyre, Roy Bane, Fred Darmstatter and D.L. Spellman sang five very helpful songs at the church. They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Cora Fox. The songs sung were "Jesus Savior Pilot Me," "Going Down the Valley," "Old Rugged Cross," "Beautiful Isle." "I Shall See Him Face to Face" was sung as a solo by Fred Darmstatter. The body was laid to rest by the side of that of Mrs. McKale in the Pleasant Valley cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Michaels (1823 - 1888)
  Carolina Johanna Marie Koch Michaels (1830 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Savilla Walters McKale (1858 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Amanda McKale (1877 - 1879)*
  Ida May McKale Walters (1882 - 1951)*
  William McKale (1884 - 1946)*
  Fred McKale (1890 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caroline McKale Fiebelkorn (1849 - 1903)*
  Mary McKale Walters (1851 - 1917)*
  William McKale (1852 - 1911)*
  Charles McKale (1855 - 1933)
  Wilhelmina McKale Diekmann (1856 - 1921)*
  Johanna McKale Hagen (1860 - 1929)*
  Bertha Caroline Louise McKale Timm (1864 - 1939)*
  Frederick C. Michaels (1870 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: husband of Savilla Walters McKale
 
Burial:
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Oak Hill
Clay County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: C. Selvage
Record added: Oct 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22566459
Charles McKale
Added by: C. Selvage
 
Charles McKale
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