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|Death||1921-07-11||Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, United States|
|Burial||1921-07-14||Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, United States|
|Shelburne Free Press, Date: 28 Jul 1921,
Shelburne Free Press - July 28, 1921 - JOHN MCKEE.
The Everett, Wash., Daily Herald of Monday,July 11th, refers as follows to the death of John McKee, formerly of Whitfield. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Eliza White of Shelburne and George McKee of Whitfield. Two other sisters, Mrs. Mary Hunter, Toronto, and Mrs. Matthew Ferris, Carman, Man., and one brother James McKee of Fargo, N.D. also survive: - John McKee, a pioneer resident of Everett who has held prominent posts in both the county and city government, died this morning at one o'clock. Death followed two years of impaired health,due to weakening of his constitution when he was ill of influenza at the time of the epidemic in 1919. For the past few weeks his condition has been known to be critical. He was 63 years old. Mr. McKee was born near Toronto, Ont., March 16th, 1858, and spent his youth in Whitfield, Ont. In 1878 he came West to Fargo, N.D., where he engaged in farming and later in merchandising for eight years. In the fall of 1894 he came to Everett and entered the mercantile business in which he continued for three years when he went to Alaska. As chief deputy sheriff he served Snohomish county for four years after his return and for two consecutive terms he was a member of the city council. Then for four years he was deputy revenue collector for the federal government in this district. During the past few years he has been in the theatre and real estate business. A figure of prominence in the councils of the republican party of the county, he was well known not only in the city but in this section of the state. His optimism, his enthusiasm and the vigor of his personality made him widely liked and his friendship sought and guarded. He was a member of high standing of the Masonic lodge and he was past grand sachem in this state of the Improved Order of Redmen. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Herbert, J. Milton, Everett, Clarence, and three daughters, Violet, Mary E. and Eunice Dorothy. He has resided at 2506 Wetmore. Thursday has been chosen for the funeral services, the hour and place of which will be announced later. Flags at the city hall and courthouse and at various other buildings in the city have been lowered in his honour.