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Alexander McKee Family

Randolph County, Illinois, United States of America

Robert James McKee

1.2.5               Robert James McKee

                      b. 3 Aug 1853 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 15 Feb 1929 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      m. 24 Dec 1890

                      Ella Ida Jones

                      b. 1870 Washington County, Illinois

                      d. 1949 Randolph County, Illinois

                     

          1.2.5.1  Martha Adeline McKee

                      b. 13 Jul 1892 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 9 Apr 1958 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

          1.2.5.2  Earl Robert McKee

                      b. 23 Nov 1894 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 3 Jun 1932

          1.2.5.3  Pearl McKee

                      b. 13 Jun 1898 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 18 Apr 1904 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

          1.2.5.4  Ivan Joseph McKee

                      b. 21 Oct 1901 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 14 Jan 1988 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

          1.2.5.5  Leona Thelma McKee

                      b. 14 Jun 1908 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 5 Nov 2003 St. Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri

 

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Sparta News Plaindealer, 21 February 1929, Page 7, Column 5

 

Aged Rosborough Farmer Succumbs--Robert MCKEE Had Spent Life on One Farm

 

Robert MCKEE, aged farmer of near Rosborough, several miles southeast of Sparta, died at his home, where he had spent all of his life, last Friday, at the advanced age of 75 years, 6 months, and 9 days. 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.

 

Funeral services were conducted at the Sparta M.C. Church at 1 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, by Rev. B. H. BATSON, the pastor. Interment was made at Caledonia cemetery.

 

Robert MCKEE was born August 6, 1853 on the farm where he died. He was united in marriage on December 24, 1890 to Miss Ella JONES and to this union was born five children, one of whom, a daughter, died 18 April 1904, at the age of 5 years 10 months. The surviving children are Mrs. Addie CURTIS of Sparta, Earl of Winkle, Ivan of Sparta and Leona at home. Early in life Mr. MCKEE joined the Baptist church at Swanwick.