Walter Vaughan Mc Gee

Brief Life History of Walter Vaughan

When Walter Vaughan Mc Gee was born on 23 July 1884, in North Plainfield Borough, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Walter Miller McGee, was 24 and his mother, Mary Alice Yerkes, was 23. He had at least 1 son with Rose E Clark. He lived in Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1905. He died on 16 February 1945, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Hillside, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Walter Vaughan Mc Gee
Rose E Clark
Walter V Mcgee Jr

Sources (6)

  • Walter V Mcgee in household of Walter M Mcgee, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Walter V. McGee, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
  • Walter Vaughan Mcgee, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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Historical Boundaries 1885: Somerset, New Jersey, United States


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1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning


Mandarin form of the surname 米, which means ‘rice’: (i) from one of the ‘Nine Sogdian Surnames’, also known as ‘nine surnames of Zhaowu’, because their ancestors came from Zhaowu, an ancient city in present-day Gansu province in northwestern China. During the Sui and Tang dynasties (581–987 AD ) there were nine Sogdian states in Central Asia, one of which was called Mi (米) in Chinese (located in present-day Uzbekistan). Between 649 and 655 AD , these states submitted to the Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628–683 AD ). Immigrants from the state of Mi to China acquired the surname 米. (ii) for some families, the surname is borne by descendants of Mi Fu (米芾), an artist in the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127 AD ), who claimed he was a descendant from the royal families of the state of Chu in the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC ) and changed his original surname 芈 to 米, a different Chinese character with the same pronunciation.

Mandarin form of the surname 宓 (also pronounced as Fu in Mandarin): (i) said to be borne by descendants of Fu Xi (伏羲), a legendary figure prior to the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC ). (ii) said to be traced back to Mi Kang Gong (密康公, also written as 宓康公, Duke Kang of Mi, died 922 BC ), ruler of the state of Mi during the Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BC ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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