Weltha E. Busick McKee

7 February 1858–7 January 1933 (Age 74)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Weltha E. Busick

When Weltha E. Busick McKee was born on 7 February 1858, in Illinois, United States, her father, Michael McKee, was 53 and her mother, Elizabeth Louisa "Betsey" Gamble, was 41. She married Albert W. Fitch on 20 November 1888, in Greene, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 7 January 1933, in Boone, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Luther, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert W. Fitch
1867–1938
Weltha E. Busick McKee
1858–1933
Marriage: 20 November 1888
Walter Earl Fitch
1889–1970
Fitch
1891–1900
Fitch
1899–1900
Lewis Barton Fitch
1893–1976
Fitch
1895–1900
Mary Elizabeth Fitch
1897–1979

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 November 1888
Greene, Iowa, United States
children

(6)

    Male1889–1970Male

    Fitch

    Unknown1891–1900

    Male1893–1976Male

    Fitch

    Male1895–1900Male

    Mary Elizabeth Fitch

    Female1897–1979Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    John Gamble McKee

    Male1836–1871Male

    Archibald Michael McKee

    Male1839–1865Male

    Joseph N McKee

    Male1842–1864Male

    James Alfred McKee

    Male1844–1919Male

    Wesley Michael McKee

    Male1844–Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of McKay .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Weltha Fitch in household of A W Fitch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nelda E Fitch in household of A W Fitch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wealthy Mc Kee in household of Michael Mc Kee, "United States Census, 1870"

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