Walter M. McGee

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

The Life 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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Walter M. McGee
Mary Alice Yerkes
Marriage: about 1882
Walter Vaughan Mc Gee
Alice Elizabeth Mc Gee

Spouse and Children

about 1882
, Plainfield, New Jersey


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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.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ ( see McCoy ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter M Mcgee, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Walter M Mcgee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter M Mcgee, "United States Census, 1940"

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