Walter M. McGee

27 January 1860–30 May 1952 (Age 92)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Walter M.

When Walter M. McGee was born on 27 January 1860, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, James F. McGee, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Merklee, was 28. He married Mary Alice Yerkes about 1882. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1929 and lived in Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and North Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 May 1952, at the age of 92, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains Township, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter M. McGee
1860–1952
Mary Alice Yerkes
1861–1949
Marriage: about 1882
Walter Vaughan Mc Gee
1884–1945
Alice Elizabeth Mc Gee
1891–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1882
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
    Age 1
    The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.
    1863
    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1885
    Age 25
    North Plainfield was set off from the Township in the year 1885, Watchung in the year 1926, and Green Brook in 1932.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 23438;2007: 53857; 2010: 74542)Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Aoidh or Mag Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. See also McCoy .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Magie
    Magee
    McGhie
    McCoy
    McGhee

    Sources (23)

    • Walter M. Mcgee in entry for Alice E. McGee, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
    • Walter M Mcgee, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
    • Walter M. McGee, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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