Charles was born in Athens County, Ohio, September 17, 1833, a son of Thomas and Anna (Reynolds) McKee. His mother died in 1840 and later his father married Sarah Armstrong. Charles P. McKee was reared on a farm, secured a good education, and for a number of years taught school. His work as a teacher covered twenty winter terms. Farming has been his permanent vocation for many years, and he still owns 252 acres of well improved and valuable land. Some years ago he built a beautiful home just south of St. Marys, where he now resides. Mr. McKee has always voted the Democratic ticket, and for several terms was a trustee of his home township. He was formerly affiliated with the Grange and he and his good wife have been very prominent members of the local Presbyterian Church.
On March 31, 1864, Charles P. McKee married Matilda Jane Smith.Mr. and Mrs. McKee had six children. William O., who was born January 1, 1866, died in July, 1916, Edwin McKee, the second son, is an active farmer in Auglaize County. Ada died a number of years ago. Charles is a successful physician at St. Marys. Elza F. is an attorney practicing law at Springfield, Ohio. Jennie R. still lives at home with her aged parents. (Taken from A History of Northwest Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical, Volume 2 By Nevin Otto Winter)
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