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Merlin Isabelle Jorgenson McKee
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1871
Death: Aug. 7, 1942

Her education was obtained in the Peotone Public School and Valparaiso University.
Very early in life she became a member of the Presbyterian church of Peotone, a faithful member of its Sunday school and was for many years a member of its choir. She was the possessor of a wonderful singing voice.
She became a member of the teaching staff of the Peotone public school, successful and greatly beloved for many years.
Later with Mrs. Ella Elliot she went to Rock Springs, Wyoming where she became director of music and public speaking of the city schools. She also taught in Menominee, Michigan.
In 1906 she was graduated from the music and public speaking department of the Columbia College of Music of Chicago.
Following this she was the leading singer and reader of a Women's quartette in Chautauqua work and travelled over the middle west.
She was married in 1915 to Mr. Earl Edward McKee. The ceremony was performed by the late B. Fay Mills. Following their marriage they removed to Ft. Worth, Texas where Mr. McKee was a court reported in Circuit courts.
After two years they removed to Los Angeles where they have lived ever since. Mr. McKee filled some of the most important posts in the Los Angeles courts. He has been an invalid since 1918.
Following Mr. McKee's illness, Mrs. McKee became a coach to numbers of prominent members of the Movie industry, among them Will Rogers Jr., and sons of Edgar Rice Burroughs. She was a teacher of foreign consul, Bolivia and Equador, in Los Angeles. Mrs. McKee has made a host of friends in Los Angeles and a service was held there on Sunday afternoon preceding the starting of the journey to the old home at Peotone.
Family links: 
  Ole Jorgenson (1837 - 1908)
  Caroline Magrethe Peterson Jorgenson (1847 - 1910)
  Earl Edward McKee (1884 - 1951)
  Lena M Jorgenson Roscoe (1858 - 1949)**
  Hannah G Jorgenson Judson (1866 - 1941)*
  Peter C. Jorgenson (1868 - 1951)*
  Merlin Isabelle Jorgenson McKee (1871 - 1942)
  Alberta Carolyn Jorgenson Bentall (1879 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Peotone Cemetery
Will County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Laura Mattingly
Record added: Mar 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25145825
Merlin Isabelle <i>Jorgenson</i> McKee
Added by: Don H. Morrison
Merlin Isabelle <i>Jorgenson</i> McKee
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- Don H. Morrison
 Added: Aug. 13, 2010

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