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Clark McKee - b: August 17, 1848 (Frederick County, Virginia) - d: July 5, 1931 (Elk City, Kansas)
Clark and Emma Janetta Robinson McKee - click for larger viewRight is a picture of my paternal great-grandparents, Clark McKee and Emma Janette Robinson.  Together, they had 13 children and lived on a farm near Afton, Union County, Iowa.

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The Clark McKee family circa 1895.  Click for larger viewThe picture on the left was taken circa 1895 of the Clark McKee in front of their home near Afton, Union County, Iowa. 

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Clark McKee in front of coal shed, around 1921 - click for larger viewClark McKee and Harley Petznick - click for larger view Left is a picture of Clark McKee taken in front of the coal shed/shanty on Pine Street in Creston, Iowa around 1921.  Right is a picture of Clark and his grandson, Harley Petznick.

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Clark McKee with some of his family - click for larger viewStanding left to right: Blanton (Blade) Penland, Florence McKee Penland,  Clark McKee, unknown, unknown.  Kneeling: Kenny Petznick, Erna Petznick, Harley Petznick and Harold Petznick (my father).  This photograph was taken in the early 1920's.  

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Clark McKee house - click for larger view.Garage on the McKee homestead - click for larger view.Left is the McKee family home outside of Afton, Union County, Iowa.  Most (if not all) of the McKee children were born  here.  On the right, is the garage.

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Outbuildings on the McKee homestead - click for larger view.Chicken house on the McKee family homestead - click for larger view.Left are some of the many outbuilding on the McKee property.  To the right, is the old chicken house.

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Obituary of Clark McKee - click for larger view Left is the obituary of Clark McKee.  He passed away in Elk City, Kansas while visiting his daughter, Stella McKee Davidson.

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Headstone of Clark and Emma McKee taken in 2001 - click for larger view.Headstone of Clark and Emma McKee taken circa 1925 - click for larger view. In May of 2001 I visited the gravesite of Clark & Emma McKee at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton, Union County, Iowa for the first time.  Left is the headstone as it appears today.  To the right is a picture of the headstone taken circa 1925 prior to Clark's death.

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Etha May McKee - b: June 14, 1878 - d: September 12, 1922

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Laura Jane McKee - b: November 17, 1879 - d: July 1950
Laura McKee and her family - click for larger viewRight is a picture of Laura McKee and her husband, Verlin Wright taken in 1909.  With them are  two of their five children, Theron and Wesley.   

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Arthur Clement McKee - b: October 15, 1881 - d: March  1919
(L to R) Elsie, Arthur and Nina McKee - click for larger view  Left right in this photo are, Elsie McKee (my paternal grandmother), Arthur McKee and Nina McKee.  According to the obituary of his mother, Emma Janette Robinson, Arthur passed away in South Dakota.

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Arthur McKee - click for larger viewArthur and Laura McKee - click for larger viewLeft is a picture of Arthur McKee at what looks like a school or social function.  Right is a photo of Arthur and Laura McKee.

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Headstone of Arthur McKee - click for larger view Left is the headstone of Arthur McKee in the McKee family plot in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Union County, Iowa.  Arthur is buried next to his parents and his brother Lew McKee. According to the obituary of his mother, Emma Janette Robinson, Arthur passed away in South Dakota.

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Stella Agnes McKee - b: January 27, 1883 - d: December 20, 1965
Stella McKee & Floyd Davidson - click for larger viewStella McKee and her husband Floyd Davidson.  This photo was taken in September of 1953.  They resided in Oneida, California.

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Florence Arilda McKee - b: April 2, 1884 - d: 1942
Florence (L) & Minnie McKee - click for larger view.Left is a picture of Florence and Minnie McKee.

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Minnie Susan McKee - b: December 30, 1885 - d: November 9, 1959
Minnie Susan McKee - Click for larger viewMinnie McKee and friend - Click for larger view.Left is a picture of Minnie and a friend.  Right is a portrait of Minnie.  Both photographs were taken circa 1905 to 1915.

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Minnie McKee and two of her friends - click for larger view.Left is a picture taken in 1907 in Des Moines, Iowa of Minnie (right) and two friends.  If you double-click on the picture, you will be able read the sign on the side of the car that says "Seeing Des Moines".

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Minnie McKee (right) & a friend - click for larger viewNina McKee & Henry Ziegler on their front porch - click for larger viewLeft is a photo of Minnie and a friend taken on November 5, 1910.  Right is a shot of Minnie and her husband Henry Ziegler taken on the porch of their home on September 1, 1912 at 213 Clark Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

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Minnie McKee wearing her gold locket.  Click for larger viewMinnie McKee Ziegler and her husband Henry.  Click for larger viewLeft is a picture of Minnie wearing her gold locket.  Right is a photo of Minnie (also wearing her gold locket) with her husband, Henry Ziegler. 

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Minnie McKee's locket.  Click for larger viewPicture of Minnie & Henry Zeigler in Minnie McKee's locket.  Click for larger viewAfter my Aunt Erna Petznick passed away, I found Minnie's gold locket in Erna's family items.  Left is a picture of the locket where you can see the initials "MSM" engraved.  Inside the locket, Minnie kept miniature pictures of both Henry and herself (right) and of Henry (below right).Picture of Henry Zeigler in Minnie McKee's locket.  Click for larger view

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Minne with her husband, Henry Ziegler - click for larger view.Minnie and Henry Ziegler - click for larger view.Left is a picture of Minnie and her husband, Henry Ziegler.  Right is a picture of Minnie and Henry in their later years.

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Minnie McKee, Debbie Petznick & Henry Ziegler - click for larger viewHolding a new generation, left is a picture of Minnie McKee and Debbie Petznick.  Seated is her husband, Henry Ziegler.   This photo was taken in about 1958.  Debbie is the daughter of Harley Petznick, the third son of Elsie McKee.

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Headstone of Minnie McKee Zeigler -  click for larger viewHeadstone of Henry Ziegler - click for larger view Left is the headstone of Minnie McKee Ziegler.  The stone on the right is that of her husband Henry.

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Owen Waldo McKee - b: August 6, 1887 - d: March 26, 1972
Owen, Elsie & Stella McKee & Henry Ziegler - click for larger viewLeft to right are, Owen McKee, Elsie McKee, Stella McKee and Henry Ziegler, husband of Minnie McKee.

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Owen McKee - the importance of 7 and 11. Click for larger viewThroughout his life, Owen McKee felt that the numbers 7 and 11 were significant.  Left is his explanation of these numbers.

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Nina Patience McKee - b: March 12, 1889 - d: April 1937
Nina McKee - click for larger viewNina McKee - click for larger viewThese are pictures of Nina McKee.

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Nina McKee and her neice - click for larger viewPostcard on the back of Nina McKee's picture - click for larger viewLeft is a picture postcard of Nina McKee and an unknown niece.  The postcard was written to her mother, "Mrs. Emma McKee".  Although the date on the postmark is unclear, I am guessing that this was sent on May 28th, 1913.

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Lew Wesley McKee - b:January 28, 1891 - d: September 1956

Certificate of Army service in World War I for Lew McKee - click for a detailed viewMy great-uncle, Lew Wesley McKiiGreat-uncle Lew,  was a soldier in World War I.  Left is a certificate he received from the Army after enlisting for service.

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Lew Wesley McKee in full Army uniformLew McKee (right) in uniform - Click for larger viewHere are two pictures of uncle Lew in his uniform.  The photo on the right is of Lew (standing right) and an unknown gentleman.

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Uncle Lew's WWI helmet - click for larger viewUncle Lew's WWI helmet - click for larger viewMy grandmother used to use uncle Lew's Army helmet as a flower pot hanging in her basement.  I was finally able to talk her out of it, now it hangs on the wall in my den.

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Uncle Lew's WWI trunk - click for larger viewUncle Lew's WWI trunk - click for larger viewStill on active duty, Jan and I use uncle Lew's Army trunk for storage and as a sitting bench at the end of our bed.

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Headstone of Lew McKee - click for larger view  Left is the headstone of Lew McKee in the McKee family plot in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Union County, Iowa.  Lew is buried next to his parents and his brother Arthur McKee.

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Elsie Fay McKee - b: June 14, 1892 - d: September 3, 1976
Elsie McKee at around 16 - click for larger viewElsie McKee (left) and teacher Nancy Elwell - click for larger viewLeft is a picture of my paternal grandmother, Elsie McKee.  Right is a picture of Elsie and Nancy Elwell, who, according to the back of the picture, was her teacher.

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Elsie McKee - click for larger viewElsie McKee Petznick & daughter Erna C. Petznick - click for larger viewLeft is a picture of Elsie McKee taken probably in the 1920's.   Right is a picture of Elsie McKee Petznick with her daughter, Erna C. Petznick taken in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

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Elsie McKee and Jake Wenzel - click for larger viewElsie McKee Petznick Wenzel and Erna C. Petznick at the McKee family home - click for larger viewLeft is a picture of Elsie McKee with her husband, Jake Wenzel on Jake's farm (where I grew up) outside of Creston, Union County, Iowa, taken probably in the late 1930s. Right is a picture of Elsie and Erna Petznick on the back porch of the McKee family home outside of Afton, Union County, Iowa in the early 1960s.

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Elsie McKee Petznick Wenzel and Leona Kaster Petznick - click for larger viewElsie McKee Petznick Wenzel with Pam (left) and Debbie Petznick - click for larger viewLeft is a picture of Elsie McKee and Leona Kaster Petznick, wife of Kenny Petznick in Elsie's kitchen on Elm Street in Creston, Iowa in the 1950s. How fondly I remember my grandmother's cooking, especially the hot cinnamon rolls she would always bake.  Right is a picture of Elsie with her granddaughters, Pam Petznick and Debbie Petznick in California, probably around 1959.  Pam and Debbie are the daughters of Harley Charles Petznick.

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Elsie McKee Petznick Wenzel's house at 302 N. Elm St., Creston, Iowa - click for larger view Left is a picture of my grandmother's house at 302 North Elm Street, Creston, Union County, Iowa that I took in May of 2001.

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Elsie McKee Petznick Wenzel and Harold Jay Petznick II - click for larger viewElsie McKee Petznick Wenzel and Heather Marie Petznick - click for larger viewLeft is a picture of Elsie McKee with her grandson (my brother) Harold Jay Petznick II taken in the 1950s.  Right is a picture of Elsie with her great-granddaughter Heather Marie Petznick.  Heather is the daughter of Harold Jay Petznick II (photo left) and granddaughter of Harold Jay Petznick, taken in 1972 at our home on Maple Street in Creston, Iowa.

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Death Certificate of Elsie McKee - click for larger viewCourt Document naming Executor for Elsie McKee - click for larger view Left is the Certificate of Death for Elsie McKee.  On the right is a Court document naming my uncle Kenny Petznick as Executor of my grandmother's estate.

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Notification of the death of Elsie McKee in the Creston News Advertiser - click for larger view Funeral program for Elsie Fay McKee Petznick Wenzel - click for larger view

Left is the notice of the death of my grandmother as it appeared in the Creston News Advertiser in Creston, Iowa.  Right is a picture of the funeral program.

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Headstone of Jake Wenzel - click for larger viewHeadstone of Elsie McKee Petznick (Wenzel) - click for larger view In May of 2001 I visited the gravesite of my grandmother for the first time.  Left is her headstone.  The stone on the right is of Jake Wenzel.

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Robert Truman McKee - b: July 3, 1894 - d: 
Robert McKee - click for larger viewStella and Robert McKee - click for larger viewLeft is a picture of Robert McKee.  To the right, is a photo of Stella McKee and Robert at a young age.

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Helena Grace McKee - b: June 25, 1897 - d: 1938
Helena 'Grace'  McKee & Nina McKee - click for larger viewGrace McKee (Left) & Nina Mckee - click for larger viewThese two pictures were taken of Helena 'Grace' McKee and her sister, Nina McKee.  The back of one of the pictures lists Grace as 12 years old, meaning that these were taken around 1909.

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Leo  McKee - b: March 23, 1899 - d: January 11,  1950
Leo McKee (standing right) - click for larger view  On the farm, Leo McKee is standing on the right.  The young gentleman on the left is most likely a nephew. 

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Leo and Beatrice McKee - click for larger viewTo the right is a photo of Leo and Beatrice Fraser McKee taken in 1942, when Leo was 42 years old.

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