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The entire Aug 1902 issue has not been transcribed yet, but I noticed this McKEE obit and thought it contained enough detail from outside the local area to be of use to someone researching this family - Kay, FL
The Jefferson Democrat
Died in Salt Lake City, August 6, 1902 Whitney McKEE, son of Seth W. McKEE of Jefferson County, MO.
About a year and a half ago, Whitney, with his wife (who was the daughter of the late Stephen McKean) and little three-year-old girl went to Idaho. Some week ago, Whitney took typhoid fever and was taken from his home in Pocatello, Idaho to the hospital in Salt Lake City, where he died. His lonely wife and sweet little girl will have the sympathy of a great many Jefferson County friends. Today we visited his parents and found them carrying a burden of grief almost too heavy to be borne.
About sixteen years ago, the writer visited the home of Uncle Seth under similar circumstances, when the news of the death of his son, Martin, who was killed in Montana, reached here. There was another very sad occasion for this family when Jefferson McKEE died at Festus with typhoid fever, about eleven years ago. Each of the three boys was in his twenty-seventh year.
Whitney was 26 years, 9 months, and 1 day old. He was born Nov, 5, 1875. His dear wife asked him a short time before his death what she should write his papa and he said, 'Tell him that all has been done that could be and that I am satisfied.' May Heaven's blessing rest upon all the bereaved ones.
Ste. Genevieve Project Pioneers will meet with representatives of the
Picou/Pecaut, Wehmeyer and Layton families on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. at
the Ozark Regional Library located in the Community Center building on Highway
32. Family members are urged to bring family information as work will begin on
history books to be published for Jour de Fete in August 2012.
Calling all Picou/Pecaut, Wehmeyer, Layton
Families; Project Pioneers Begins New Year
Ste. Genevieve Project Pioneers is beginning a new year of family research, this
year working on the French Picou-Pecaut family, and the German Wehmeyer and
Layton families. These families will be honored at the Ste. Genevieve Jour de
Fete next August 11 & 12, 2012.
The first meeting with the families is set for October 8 at 10 a.m. at the local
branch of Ozark Regional Library in the Ste. Genevieve Community Center building
on Highway 32. Representatives of each family are urged to attend and bring
information on births, marriages, deaths and the dates of those events for
inclusion in the books that will be available next August. Family input is
important. Much information is gathered from church records, genealogical
internet services and other sources, however the input from families helps to
keep the information accurate.
Meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month through next June,
except for the months of December and January. Those dates include November 12,
February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9. Two wrap-up meetings are
scheduled for July, one on July 21 and the other on July 28. After that the
books go to print.
More information on Project Pioneers is available at
<www.stegenevieveprojectpioneer.org/>. There also are plans to open a Facebook
page in the future.