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Alexander McKee Family

Randolph County, Illinois, United States of America

Sarah (McKee) McKinley

1.3.3               Sarah McKee

                      b. 1841 New York City, New York

                      d. 18 Oct 1909 Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois

                      m. 10 Oct 1861Randolph County, Illinois

                      Robert McKinley

                      b. 20 Jul 1841 Ohio

                      d. 21 Dec 1923 Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois


  Ella Jane McKinley

                      b. 12 Apr 1863 Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. Between 1900 and 1910

  John William McKinley

                      b. 14 May 1864 Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 19 Dec 1942 Lively Grove, Randolph County, Illinois

  Nancy Harriet McKinley

                      b. 20 April 1869 Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 25 Feb 1909 Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois

  James Henry McKinley

                      b. 18 Dec 1870 Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

                      d. 9 May 1956 Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois

  Mary Susan McKinley

                      b. 14 Feb 1873 Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

                      d. 24 Aug 1899

  Samuel Gilmore McKinley

                      b. 30 Aug 1875 Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

                      d. 14 Nov 1944 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

  Robert Charles McKinley

                      b. 6 Aug 1877 Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

                      d. 7 Jan 1959 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

  Lemuel Ransom McKinley

                      b. 2 Apr 1880 Swanwick, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 1 May 1980 Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois


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Transcribed from The Sparta News, October 1909




Died, Mrs. Sarah MCKINLEY at her home in Tilden, Ill., Oct. 18th, 1909, in the 68th year of her age. Ms. MCKINLEY was the daughter of Wm. And Susan MCKEE and was born in New York City in the year 1841, and removed in childhood with her parents to Illinois, where she has since lived. She was married to Robert MCKINLEY, Oct. 10th, 1861, and has been his constant helpmate ever since. To this union eight children were born, six of whom are still living, and with their father mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother. Mrs. MCKINLEY was a life long member by baptism and confession of the United Presbyterian denomination, being zealously devoted to her church and to the L.M.S., of which she was an active member and never absent from their services except o account of illness. Her last illness was very severe, though brief, but she bore her sufferings with Christian patience and the end was peace. Her’s was a long pilgrimage and at its end she found not death, but life, life everlasting. “Blessed Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 20th, conducted by her pastor, Rev. H. RABB, assisted by Rev NICKERSON, of the M. E. church. Internment in Tilden cemetery.

Coulterville Republican, 28 Dec 1923


A Well Known Tilden Citizen Crosses Beyond


Word was received here the last of last week announcing the passing of one of Tilden's oldest and highly respected citizens in the person of Mr. Robert MCKINLEY who died in his home in that village, Thursday Dec 20, at the advanced abe of 82 years, 5 months, and 1 day.


The funeral services were held from the Tilden U.P. Church, Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. R. M. STURGEON officiating. These services were largely attended showing in a measure the high esteem in which Mr. MCKINLEY was held by his follow townsmen. Interment was made in Tilden cemetery.


Mr. MCKINLEY is survived by his widow and five sons, John, Sam, and Charles of Tilden; Len of Belleville, and Jas. H. of Marissa who mourn the loss of a devoted husband and a fond parent.