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Diana Catharine "Kate" McKinsey Labaree
Birth: Nov. 26, 1834
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1915
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

ss: as D. Wm.

PIONEER WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH - Mrs Diana Catharine Labaree one of the pioneer women of Tippecanoe county, and one of its most highly esteemed residents, died last night at 8:40 o'clock at her home in this city at the age of 81 years. The news of her demise caused deep sorrow, for she was greatly beloved by all who knew her, and was recognized as an exceptional woman, whose life was unusually useful and uplifting. Mrs Labaree was the widow of Dr William Labaree and the daughter of John and Catherine Crick McKinsey. She was born November 26, 1834, on Walkers creek, at the head of the Shenandoah valley, Rockbridge county, Virginia, famous for its place in the war of the rebellion and for its famous men like "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E Lee who had lived within its boundaries and both of whom are buried there. The paternal ancestors of the McKinsey family came from Scotland, and the maternal ancestors, the Cricks, from Holland. They were puritans and came here for religious freedom settling first in Pennsylvania and later in Virginia. In 1849 the McKinseys came to this state, then the far west, and settled in Clinton county, near the present town of Colfax. On September 25, 1857, the daughter, Catharine, was married to Dr William Labaree and for forty years they lived in Clark's Hill, where the doctor successfully practiced his profession. He died September 11, 1891, and in February, 1898, Mrs Labaree and her family moved to Lafayette. She had lived here continuously since that time.
She was the mother of nine children, six of whom survive. They are: William M and Joseph S Labaree, of Julesburg, Col; Mrs M B Loveless, of Clark's Hill; Mrs Will E Kessler, Miss Maud Labaree and Mrs Donald McClurg, of Lafayette. Nineteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive besides the immediate members of her own family, Mrs Labaree leaves two brothers and two sisters, Rev W P McKinsey, of Lebanon; John McKinsey, of Middletown, Illinois; Mrs Sarah Bell, of Clark's Hill, and Mrs Essie McMillen, Peoria, Illinois. The funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon. There will be a brief service in the home on Elizabeth street, at noon, and the remains will be taken to Clark's Hill, on the Big four train, leaving Lafayette at 12:45 o'clock. At Clark's Hill the funeral services will be held in the Methodist church conducted by Rev O T Martin the pastor and Rev G W Switzer who was requested by the deceased to preach the sermon. During the illness many friends have kept flowers continually in the sick room to the joy of the afflicted and the family. Now the family beg the friends to omit flowers which is in accord with the wishes of their mother. 
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  William Labaree (1826 - 1891)*
  Emma Florence Labaree (1858 - 1877)*
  Nellie Amanda Labaree Loveless (1860 - 1951)*
  William Morton Labaree (1863 - 1957)*
  Mabel Catharine Labaree Kesler (1867 - 1931)*
  Maud Letitia Labaree (1870 - 1962)*
  Anna Josephine Labaree McClurg (1873 - 1963)*
  Joseph Samuel Labaree (1875 - 1945)*
  Sarah Edna Labaree (1878 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Clarks Hill
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
Record added: Oct 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8042524
Diana Catharine Kate <i>McKinsey</i> Labaree
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See also the stone for Dr. D. William Labaree and double click for more information. Two of his children and his father appear on his stone.They lived at 11816 Division St. in Clarks Hill while raising their children. This lady should be respected for sup...(Read more)
- Lynne Ream
 Added: Apr. 25, 2011
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