Walter Vaughan Mc Gee

23 July 1884–16 February 1945 (Age 60)
North Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Walter Vaughan

When Walter Vaughan Mc Gee was born on 23 July 1884, in North Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Walter M. McGee, was 24 and his mother, Mary Alice Yerkes, was 23. 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 M. McGee
Mary Alice Yerkes
Walter Vaughan Mc Gee
Alice Elizabeth Mc Gee

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 10

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 17

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

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish surnames formed with Gaelic mac ‘son of’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter V Mcgee in household of Walter M Mcgee, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Walter E Mc Gee in household of Walter N Mc Gee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter Vaughan Mcgee, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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