Harry Vernon McKay

1874–3 March 1953 (Age 79)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Harry Vernon

Harry Vernon McKay was born in 1874, in England, United Kingdom. He married Alice Gertrude "Gertie" Bemiester on 1 August 1912, in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. In 1912, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as railaway inspector in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa. He died on 3 March 1953, in Green Point, Goodwood, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 79, and was buried in Maitland, Cape Province, South Africa.

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Harry Vernon McKay
Alice Gertrude "Gertie" Bemiester
Marriage: 1 August 1912
Margaret McKay
Harry McKay

Spouse and Children


    Alice Gertrude "Gertie" Bemiester


1 August 1912
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa


    Margaret McKay


    Harry McKay


World Events (8)


Age 4

Britain claims Walvis Bay.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 6

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 23

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McCoy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry Vernon McKay, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
  • Harry Vernon McKay, "South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989"
  • Harry Vernon Mc Kay, "South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972"

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