|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1903|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1952|
Ogdensburg Advance - October 12, 1952
Michael J. McKee, 49, 712 Patterson St, died at 10:10pm Friday night in the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital shortly after undergoing an operation for a brain injury suffered in a fall two hours earlier.
Mr. McKee was helping his son, Joseph McKee, in completing his new home at 717 Patterson St. when he fell from the first floor into the basement strking his head on the floor.
Dr. David DePue was summoned to the accident scene and ordered Mr. McKee's removal to the hospital where he was rushed in the police ambulance by Patrolman Frank Dishaw and Newell Bell. Dr. DePue and Dr. Stuart Winning performed emergency surgery, but Mr. McKee failed to rally.
Born in Inkerman, Ont. Feb 24, 1903, Mr. McKee was the son of the late Neil and Theresa Gallagher McKee. He was educated in teh schools of Inkerman, coming to the United states to live in 1917.
In a ceremony performed at St. Mary's Cathedral Oct 5, 1926 by the REv. Harold J. Martin, Mr. McKee married the former Miss Ruth E. Douglas.
He was employed at Algonquin Paper Mill a number of years and at the Surprise Store for some 17 years. Before openinghis own business, the St. Lawrence Wholesale Company in July 1950, he worked for some time at the Ogdensburg Paper and Glass company.
Mr. McKee was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish, was president of the Holy Name Society, a member of th eKnights of Columbus, an usher at St. Mary's, and a member of the Boy Scout Council.
When a young boy, Mr. McKee played hockey on the Inkerman Rockets, a team in his Canadian home town, later playing on an Ogdensburg team coached by Father Martin.
Surviving his death besides his wife and son Joseph are one daughter, Mrs. Allen (Gloria) Mills, city, another son, Terry, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Dashnaw and Mrs. Napoleon (Rose) Compeau, both of this city; five brothers, Neil, John, James, an dHugh McKee, all of Canada and Frank McKee, Binghamton.
Also surviving are two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Ruth E Douglas McKee (1904 - 1990)*
Foxwood Memorial Park
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Jun 01, 2009
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