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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lemuel Leslie McKee, 1891-1968, Illinois, Missouri

Lemuel was the son of Lemuel M. McKee and Mary Elizabeth Blair.
b. 9 Sep 1891 Willis Station, Union County, Illinois
d. ? Mar 1968 Saint Louis, City, Missouri

From the Willis Station area, the McKee family moved to Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. They appear on the 1900 federal census. By 1910, the family has moved to Maplewood, Saint Louis County, Missouri. Lemuel spends the remainder of his life in the Saint Louis area (mostly Maplewood).

Lemuel marries Katheryn M. Unknown. Katheryn was born 30 Jun 1904 in Illinois and she died in Saint Louis on 20 Dec 1989. They might have married in Illinois or Missouri.

Lemuel and Katheryn have one child that I know of: Lemuel Leslie McKee.


St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO March 1968
Lemuel Leslie McKee, March 3, 1968, dear husband of Katheryn McKee, father of L. Leslie McKee, Jr. grandfather and uncle.
Private services were held Tues., March 5, at the BOPP Chapel in Kirkwood.

Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Saint Louis, Missouri, 22 Dec 1989, Page 4c
McKEE, Kathryn, Dec 20, 1989, beloved mother of L. Leslie McKee, dear mother-in-law of Sharon McKee, dear grandmother of Valerie and Steve McKee, dear sister, aunt and beloved friend.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Heart Assoc. A private family service was held.

My usual modus operandi is to track down an obit, locate a burial location, and add a Find A Grave memorial. Leaving a trail on Find A Grave is a free way to help other researchers with the person they are immediately researching. Researchers can also contact me for more information if they want to. This time the obits have done me no good because neither of them mentions a burial location.

These McKee cousins are very distant relatives. Thus I am unwilling to bust my genealogy budget to hire a researcher in Saint Louis. I'm hoping another researcher picks up this post and emails me (ptreme@gmail.com) and we can trade info.

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