Odessa Mae McKee

May 1896–9 August 1971 (Age 75)
Burnside, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Odessa Mae

When Odessa Mae McKee was born in May 1896, in Burnside, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Byron McKee, was 27 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Park, was 25. She married Jay Ord Fry on 13 January 1915, in Westover, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Chest Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Burnside Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 9 August 1971, in Cherry Tree, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Clark Cemetery, Burnside, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jay Ord Fry
1893–1970
Odessa Mae McKee
1896–1971
Marriage: 13 January 1915
Robert P Fry
1915–1997
Leah M Fry
1917–
Grace D. Fry
1918–1996
Alma (Lilian) Louise Fry
1921–2003
Eunice R Fry
1922–
John Byron Fry
1923–1998
Helen Mae Fry
1926–2003
Carl Eugene Fry
1927–2013
Virginia Ruth Fry
1929–2014
Jean Ann Fry
1934–2002
Joseph Ord Fry
1936–2014

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1915Westover, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 9
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 20
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    McKey
    McKay
    McKie

    Sources (20)

    • Dessa Mc Kee in household of Byron J Mc Kee, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Odessa Mc Kee, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Dessie Mckee in household of Joseph Mckee, "United States Census, 1900"

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