Flora McKee

Female5 January 1876–30 October 1884

Brief Life History of Flora

When Flora McKee was born on 5 January 1876, in West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Lewis McKee, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Mitchell, was 23. She lived in Strongs Prairie, Adams, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died on 30 October 1884, in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 8, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis McKee
1849–1919
Elizabeth Ann Mitchell
1852–1939
Flora McKee
1876–1884
Harley Lewis McKee
1879–1895
Mary A. McKee
1891–
Arthur McKee
1882–1947
George Elmer McKee
1894–1978

Sources (2)

  • Flora Mckee in household of John L Mckee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Flora McKey, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha or Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’. Thus, this name has the same origin as McKay , McGee , McCoy , and McHugh .

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

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