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Robert James McKee
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1853
Randolph County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1929
Illinois, USA

Robert's obituary appears in the Sparta News Plaindealer, 21 February 1929, Page 7, Column 5 under the following headline: Aged Rosborough Farmer Succumbs--Robert McKee Had Spent Life on One Farm.

Robert, the son of Joseph G. McKee and Martha Caroline Woodside, was born on the farm where he died. He married Ella Ida Jones on 24 Dec 1890. Robert and Ella had the following children: Martha Adeline, Earl Robert, Pearl, Ivan Joseph, and Leona Thelma.

Early in life Mr. McKee joined the Baptist church at Swanwick.

Robert's obituary describes him as an aged farmer of near Rosborough, several miles southeast of Sparta, who died at his home, where he had spent all of his life. He was at the advanced age of 75 years, 6 months, and 9 days. The obit goes on to say that he had been in ill health for many years, had been seriously ill for two years and was bedfast for 14 days prior to his death.

The obit lists the following survivors: Mrs. Addie Curtis of Sparta, Earl of Winkle, Ivan of Sparta, and Leona at home.

Funeral services were conducted at the Sparta M.C. Church with the Rev. B. H. Batson, the pastor, officiating. Burial was made at Caledonia cemetery.
Family links: 
  Ella Ida Jones Mossbacher (1870 - 1949)
  Martha Adeline McKee Curtis (1892 - 1958)*
  Pearl McKee (1898 - 1904)*
  Ivan Joseph McKee (1901 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Caledonia Cemetery
Randolph County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Mar 29, 2010
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Robert James McKee
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