Life Long Resident Of Woodland Dies

Joseph McKinley, a life long resident of Fulton county, a farmer by occupation, died at his home in South Fulton Friday, aged 87 years, 4 months and 23 days.

Mr. McKinley was born in Woodland township, Fulton county, April 15, 1863, a son of Calvin and Mahala Keerns McKinley. His death occurred on the home place where he was born, having spent his entire life there.

On April 17, 1893 he was united in marriage to Magettie Prather. Two sons were born to this union, Aubrey and Clarence. His wife preceded him in death in 1917. Also his son Aubrey.

On January 26, 1921, he was again united in marriage to Ann Smith, who with his son Clarence, two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Markley of Kerton township, and one brother, Fred McKinley of Galesburg, survive.

Mr. McKinley was a member of the E. U. B. church of Astoria. He followed the occupation of farming. He was honest, industrious, and highly respected by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the E. U. B. church in Astoria, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson, assisted by Rev. L. T. Barr, the pastor.

Interment was in the Astoria Memorial Mausoleum.


Published in the Astoria Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 9/13/1950

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