|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1872|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1942|
James Edward McGie is the son of William Wallace McGie and his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Theal. James married Rosa May Bastian 10 Apr 1895 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. They adopted Joseph Franklin McGie (my father) and twins, Marion Walter and May McGie in Leavenworth, KS. In Easton, Leavenworth Co., KS, he was a part owner of a Gar Scott steam engine tractor. He traveled from farm to farm and, with a long belt to a thrashing machine, provided custom thrashing of grain during the harvest season. During other seasons, the tractor was belted to a portable sawmill cutting logs into lumber for farmers.
The McGie family moved from Topeka, KS to Gridley, Butte Co., CA in 1913. James purchased a 3-acre farm just south of town and raised chickens among other farm produce. In Gridley, he worked at grain warehouses as a sack piler, and during harvest season, as a "separator tender" on thrashing machines.
He often took his grandsons, Alan and Michael McGie, in the rumble seat of his Model A Ford roadster to canals near Butte Creek west of Gridley to fish for bluegill sunfish.
Rosa Mae Bastian McGie (1873 - 1945)
Marion Walter McGie (1910 - 1991)*
Mae McGie Eades (1910 - 1990)*
Created by: Alan McGie
Record added: Jan 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17733600
In remembrance to my adopted grandparents.|
Added: Jan. 28, 2007