|Partner||Date of Birth||Children|
|Mary Duke||1852-03-01||James Henry McKee
Eliza Jane McKee
Ratchel Ann Florence McKee
|Birth||1845-05-12||Tandragee, Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom|
|Death of spouse Mary /Duke/||1927-03-17|
|Death||1928-02-03||Mulmer Township, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada|
|Shelburne Free Press, Date: 09 Feb 1928,
Shelburne Free Press – February 9, 1928, George McKee
Mulmur Township and the district of Whitfield has lost another of its old pioneers in the death of George McKee, which took place at his residence, the homestead, lot 12, con. 1, East Mulmur, on Friday, February 3rd, 1928 after an illness of but two weeks duration.
Deceased was born in Ireland 83 years ago and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry McKee. He was only six weeks old when the family came to Canada and settled in Mulmur. When he was only 26 years of age he married Mary Duke, of Caledon, who passed to the beyond in March, 1927. Upon his marriage he purchased the homestead which was then virgin bush. With indomitable courage and hopes of the future he cleared the land and established his home. He proved to be a successful settler and farmer. Naturally he saw may changes in the district, from the blazed trail through the bush, the primitive corduroy road and the first two wheeled carts and oxen to the modern highway travelled with motor cars and airplanes flying overhead. He was a life-long member and one of the founders of Christ (Anglican) Church, Whitfield a member of the C.O.C.F. and L.O.L 366, Whitfield.
Mr. McKee is survived by one son, James H., on the homestead; two daughters, Mrs. R.J. Hall and Mrs. R. J. Fleming, of Whitfield; nine grandchildren, A.J. McKee, Toronto; Maurice, Ivaston, Creston, Yvonne, Kitchener and J.H., at home, Earl Fleming and Edna Hall, of Whitfield and one great grandson, Harold McKee, Toronto. He also leaves three sisters and five brothers; Mrs. Henry White, Shelburne; Mrs. Matthew Ferris, Sterling, Man; Mrs. Geo. Atcheson, Mono Centre; James of Fargo, N.D.; Henry, Orangeville; William, David and Robert in Sask.
The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon from the late residence to Whitfield Cemetery and was attended by scores of old friends besides many of the later generation. The services were conducted by the Rev. M.G.B. Williams, his rector. The pallbearer were six grandsons.
Amongst the beautiful floral tributes were pillow from the McKee family; sprays from Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hall and Edna, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Fleming and Earl his grandson, Harold McKee.
Friends from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo Atcheson, Mono Centre; Henry McKee, Orangeville; Wm. Hunter, Toronto; Velma and Arthur White and Robert White, Shelburne; James Duke, Caledon; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Madill, Camilla.
Gravestone Inscriptions of Mulmur Township Cemeteries - Aug 1993
/ At rest / George McKEE / Born in Ireland / May 12th 1845 / Died Feb. 3rd 1928 / His wife / Mary DUKE / Born in Caledon / Mar. 1st 1852 / Died Mar. 17th 1927 / Their dau. Rachel Ann Florence / Born in Mulmur June 21st 1884 Died Feb. 1885 / "Peace perfect peace, with loved ones far away. / In Jesus' keeping we are safe and they" / (the verse is carved as shown)