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William L. McKenzie

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 21 Dec 1906 (aged 67)
McLeod County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100123899 · View Source
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William Lyon McKenzie was born in Illinois on February 13, 1839 the son of Duncan and Jennie Hamilton McKenzie. William served in the Civil War. Soon after he came to Holmes City where he homesteaded. William was married 3 times: Susie; Maggie and Anna. In 1899 William sold his farm in Holmes City Township and moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota where he died December 21, 1906. Known children - with Maggie: Jennie L., Anna and Maggie J.; with Anna: Allie, Mamie and Lizzie.
Note: daughter Mamie born 1890; died 1916, Urness Twp., Douglas County; buried Oakland Cemetery, McLeod County with her mother.


From Hutchinson Leader 28 December 1906 (Front page)
INDIAN WAR VETERAN DEAD
William L. McKenzie Follows His Wife to Other Shore. Was Pioneer of Minnesota and Member of Famous Hatch's Battalion. Burial at Alexandria.
William L. McKenzie died at his home east of town last Friday evening, his death following that of his wife just two weeks. Mr. McKenzie had been a long sufferer from asthma, and his death was not unexpected.
The deceased was one of the pioneers of the state, coming here in 1857 from Illinois where he was born to Scotch parents. He served during the Indian war in Hatch's famous battalion with honor and distinction and after the close of the war settled near Alexandria.
He was married three times, his marriage to Miss Benjamin occurring twenty-six years ago. Seven years ago he moved to Hutchinson and has lived here ever since. He leaves five children and two brothers, Robert McKenzie of Everett, Wash., and John McKenzie of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, and the remains, accompanied by his brother-in-law, J. F. Benjamin, were taken to Alexandria for interment, where the deceased held a membership in Reynolds, Post, No. 51, G. A. R. Rev. J. F. Pickard officiated at the funeral services in this city.
Thanks and Appreciation to the Hutchinson Leader, Hutchinson, MN


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  • Created by: kj
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100123899
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William L. McKenzie (13 Feb 1839–21 Dec 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100123899, citing Van Loon Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .