|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1860|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1932|
McKinley, most of his life known as "Mack", was the son of George Jacob Harbaugh and his wife Mary Katherine Kretsinger. By all accounts he was a quiet, gentle man. He took great store in books, and according to one of his granddaughter's had the complete works of Mark Twain in lovely bound editions. Mack met Elizabeth Finlayson and they married December 23, 1883. Sadly their first child, Florence Bell died at the age of 4. They had three other children, including Loretta, Ralph, and Katherine. Mack initially made his living as a teacher, but later became a confectioner or candymaker. He had notebooks full of recipes for heavenly confections, including divinity, fudge, suckers and assorted hard candies. He sold his candies at fairs, and later in Kenosha in a candy store on Sheridan Drive. He lived simply, and was adored by his children. He eventually developed a motor disability, and spent his final days in a nursing home, passing away in 1932.
Death Claims M.R. Harbaugh
Widely Known Confectionery Operator Here Succumbs
McKinley R. Harbaugh, residing at 1010 61st Street, died at St. Catherine's hospital at an early hour this morning following a long illness.
He was born in Qunicy, Penn., February 10, 1860, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Harbaugh. He spent his early life in Qunicy and eas educated there. He taught school in Illinois and Wisconsin for a time, later taking up the confectionery business in Pecatonica, Ill. He then moved to Rockford, Ill. where he continued in the confectionery business, coming to Kenosha twenty years ago and has made his home here since that time. He was in the confectionery business here, his last place of business being on South Sheridan road.
Mr. Harbaugh was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America,Rockford Camp Number 51 and he was also a member of the Ben Hur lodge of Rockford.
He is survived by his widow Elizabeth Finlayson Harbaugh and by one son and two daughters: Ralph E. Harbaugh of Kenosha; Mrs. William Kefes, Jr. of Kenosha; and Mrs. Oscar J. Kloer of Lake Bluff, Illinois. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and by four brothers and three sisters: George Harbaugh, of Kenosha; Brun Harbaugh of Los Angeles, California; Lafayette Harbaugh of Wichita, Kansas; John Harbaugh of Philadelphia; Mrs. W. Cad Johnson,of Rockford, Illinois; Mrs. William Melville, of Chicago, and Mrs. Howard Hastings of Oberon, N.D.
The body is at the Hansen funeral home where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, interment following in the family plot in Green Ridge cemetery.
From the Kenosha News
August 11, 1932
George Jacob Harbaugh (1829 - 1906)
Mary Catherine Kretsinger Harbaugh (1831 - 1898)
Elizabeth Hawley Finlayson Harbaugh (1863 - 1948)*
Loretta Elizabeth Harbaugh Kloer (1888 - 1986)*
Ralph Emerson Harbaugh (1891 - 1982)*
Katherine Jeanette Harbaugh Fitzmartin (1893 - 1970)*
Kempfer De Blondell Harbaugh (1854 - 1935)*
Virginia C. Harbaugh Stouffer (1855 - 1890)*
Lafayette Columbus Harbaugh (1856 - 1945)*
Mary Savilla Harbaugh (1859 - 1859)*
McKinley R. Harbaugh (1860 - 1932)
Howard Ellsworth Harbaugh (1862 - 1930)*
Frances Adelma Harbaugh Hastings (1864 - 1942)*
William Otterbein Harbaugh (1866 - 1879)*
Ada Viola Harbaugh Melville (1868 - 1937)*
Nettie Clide Harbaugh Johnson (1870 - 1945)*
George Oliver Harbaugh (1871 - 1955)*
Daisy Harbaugh Southgate (1873 - 1907)*
John Edward Harbaugh (1876 - 1952)*
Oscar Abner Harbaugh (1878 - 1882)*
Green Ridge Cemetery
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Jun 21, 2010
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