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
Odessa Mae McKee
Marriage: 13 January 1915
Robert P Fry
Leah M Fry
Grace D. Fry
Alma (Lilian) Louise Fry
Eunice R Fry
John Byron Fry
Helen Mae Fry
Carl Eugene Fry
Virginia Ruth Fry
Jean Ann Fry
Joseph Ord Fry

Spouse and Children

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

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    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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