Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

McKenney


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, July 17, 2003
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George Washington McKinney, 87, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003.
Born July 30, 1915, in Shelbyville, s/o  Lesworth and  Maranda June (Barnes) McKinney.
Married  Katherine C. Sexton  on July 4, 1940, and she preceded him in death on July 1, 1996.
Survivors include one son, Eugene McKinney of Yuma, Ariz.; two daughters, Maureen Miles  of Shelbyville and  Jane Spurling  of Manilla; one daughter-in-law, Mary McKinney; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one son, Dennis Patrick McKinney; three brothers; and three sisters.
Served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1954.  Truck driver for different businesses.
Member of American Legion Post No. 70.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St, with the Rev. Joseph Smith officiating.
Burial:  St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, July 25, 2001
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Kay McKinney, 62, of St. Paul, died Monday, July 23, 2001.
Born June 13, 1937, in Shelbyville, d/o  Franklin and Frances (Shelton) Holmes.
Married  James D. McKinney  on Sept. 24, 1966, and he preceded her in death May 11, 1998.
Survivors include six sons, Steven McKinney  of Harpers Ferry, W.V., Gregory McKinney  of Shelbyville, Tyler McKinney  of Pittsboro, Christopher McKinney  of Greensburg, James DeBaun  of Bloomington and  Michael DeBaun  of Anderson; two daughters, Teresa (McKinney) Bohman  of Columbus and  Sharon (DeBaun) Metz  of Indianapolis; one brother, Jim Holmes  of Waldron; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Lived in St. Paul for 35 years after moving from Waldron.
Homemaker and member of Cornerstone Christian Church.
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, with the Revs. George Mitchell and Steve Holland officiating.
Burial:  Paul Hill Cemetery in St. Paul.
Contributions:  Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
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Dennis Patrick McKinney
Age 59, died 10 Jun 2001, Shelbyville.
Born 20 Aug 1941, son of  George W. and  Katherine C. (Sexton) McKinney; married Mary Alice Foster, survives.
Other survivors:  father; two sons, George Wayne McKinney and Phillip Eugene McKinney; two sisters, Maureen Miles and  Jane Spurlin; brother, Eugene McKinney; seven grandchildren.
Wellman Thermal Systems Corp.
St. Joseph Cath Ch.
Buried St. Joseph Cath Cem.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, June 7, 2001
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Bertha J. McKinney, 78, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, Waldron.
Born May 29, 1923, in Lee County, Va., d/o  John and Rachel (Sturgille) Cantor.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Clyne  of Arizona and  Sue Vierling  of Shelbyville; one son, Mitchell McKinney  of Shelbyville; one sister, Essie Wright of Marietta, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by three sons and one daughter.
Homemaker.
Member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cicero.
Funeral services at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 E. 191 St. in Noblesville; the Rev. Patrick Click officiating.
Burial in Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St. in Noblesville.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, March 16, 2001
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Jason L. McKinney, 29, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in Indianapolis.
Born May 21, 1971, in Indianapolis, s/o  George and Charlene E. (Coleman) McKinney.
Survivors include his mother, Indianapolis; one brother, Steve L. McKinney; and grandmother, Eunice McKinney.
Graduated from Triton Central High School and was a journeyman steelmetal worker for Smithers Roofing Company for 11 years.
Member of Steelmetal Workers Union Local 20.
Shirley Brothers Drexel Chapel, 4565 E. Tenth St., Indianapolis.
Burial:  Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, May 1, 2000
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Judith Renee “Judy” McKenney, 28, Waldron, died Saturday in a one-car accident.
Born May 11, 1971, in Rush County, d/o  Danny Lee and Bonita June (Jeffries) McKenney.
Graduate of North Decatur High School.
Employed at Knauf Fiber Glass GMBH, Shelbyville.
Survivors include her parents, both of St. Paul; two sons, Joseph Heath Goble  and  Dakota Jacob McLaughlin, both of Waldron; one brother, George Andrew McKenney, St. Paul; one half sister, Sonya “Sam” Douglas, Shelbyville; grandmother, Bonnie Lou Jeffries, Fairland; and fiancé, Kent Lawrence McLaughlin, Waldron.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael K. Layne officiating.
Burial:  Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, May 12, 1998
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James D. McKinney, 60, died Monday, St. Paul.
Born July 5, 1937, in Shelbyville, s/o  Willard and  Catherine (Hall) McKinney.
On Sept. 24, 1966, married  Kay F. (Holmes) McKinney, and she survives.
Lived in St. Paul for 32 years, after residing in Waldron and Shelbyville.
1956 graduate of Shelbyville Senior High School, Mr. McKinney served in the Indiana Army National Guard for 34 years, retiring in 1989.
Worked for The Shelbyville News for 43 years and had served as executive editor since 1987.  Previously had been sports editor, reporter, editorial page editor, managing editor and columnist.
Member of the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in St. Paul.
Survivors in addition to his wife include six sons, Steven McKinney, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., Gregory McKinney, Shelbyville, Tyler McKinney, Pittsboro, Christopher McKinney, Greensburg, James DeBaun, Bloomington, and  Michael DeBaun, Anderson; two daughters, Teresa Bohman, Shelbyville, and  Sharon Metz, Indianapolis; a sister, Janice Peterdy, St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Charles McKinney, Florida; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. George Mitchell and the Rev. Fred Shelton officiating.
Burial:  Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul. Military graveside services will be performed by the Army National Guard.
Contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Christian Church.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Jan. 22, 1998
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Norman McKenney, 81, Shelbyville, died Wednesday at home.
Born on Sept. 5, 1916, in Shelbyville, s/o  Clark and Ethel (Stewart) McKenney.
March 24, 1940, he married  Helen (Suiter) McKenney; she survives.
Lifelong resident of Shelbyville.
Employed by the New York Central Railroad for 24 years before retiring. Before that, he had been employed with the Indiana State Highway Department, now the Department of Transportation.
Veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.
Member of West Street United Methodist Church, Order of DeMolay, Masonic Lodge No. 28 F&AM and American Legion Post No. 70, all of Shelbyville, and the Indiana University Emeritus Club.
1935 graduate of Shelbyville High School.  Played in the Shelbyville High School band and later in the Shelby Community Band.
Survivors:  wife, Shelbyville;  two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Carol Jean) Stilabower, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Bruce (Sheila) Williams, Shelbyville; a sister, Martha Coers, Blue Ridge; and four grandchildren.
Services:  Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home,  Rev. Steve Brackney officiating. 
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 22, 1968
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EX-CITY  BARBER  DIES  AT  82
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Services Tuesday For Albert McKinney
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Albert McKinney, 82, died Saturday, July 20, 1968, at the Waldron Nursing Home.
Born January 7, 1886, Marietta, Shelby County, s/o  John  and  Cynthia McMullen McKinney.
Married  Lena Keppel  June 9, 1922;  she died February 2, 1961.
Survivors:  three nephews, six nieces.
Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Services:  Murphy Mortuary with Rev. J. Herbert McIntosh officiating.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
February, 1953
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RALPH  MCKENNEY  RITES
SATURDAY  -  WEL-KNOWN
LOCAL  RESIDENT  DIES
AT  NURSING  HOME
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          Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 for  Ralph McKenney,  62, well - known local man who died Thursday at 12:30 PM at the Land Nursing Home in Morristown.  Reverends F. P. Bedwell and  Clarence Hager will officiate at the services in the Ewing Mortuary and interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Mr. McKenney, whose home was at 1010 South Harrison Street, had been in failing health for 12 years.  A native of Shelbyville, he was born in this city April 25, 1890, the son of  Pollard and  Margaret Holvittle McKenney.  On February 12, 1919, he was united in marriage to  Frieda Neidigh, who survives at home with one daughter, Dorothy McKenney.  Formerly he was associated with a  brother,  Clark McKenney, in the grocery business.  For 28 years he operated the Shelbyville Monument Company, retiring in October of 1952.  Mr. McKenney was a member of the West Street Methodist Church, the local Masonic Lodge and Naamah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.  Surviving with the widow and daughter are three brothers Clark, of this city,  Benjamin  of Connersville, and  George  of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Marlena Linne


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 7, 1941
Page 2, Column 1
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5-YEAR  ILLNESS  PROVES  FATAL
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          Ill for the past five years and critically ill with asthma for the past three weeks, Dorey McKenney, age forty-six, Shelbyville painter, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home at 263 west Broadway.
          Born in Shelby county August 23, 1894, he was the son of  John and Cora McKenney.  A resident of the county throughout his lifetime, he was employed for many years in local factories as a furniture finisher but for the past four year he had been in the house painting business.
          He was married to  Martha Moss, of Gary, on February 17, 1923, and they were the parents of three children,  Rex, 15;  Gene, 13, and  Marjorie Jane, 10.  Surviving with the widow and children are his aged mother, Mrs. Cora McKenney, of this city; two brothers,  Fred  and  Ora, also of Shelbyville; a sister,  Mrs. Bertha Ball, of Harvey, Ill., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
          Mr. McKenney attended the Baptist church.
          Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home with the Rev. Walter P. Halbert officiating.  Burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, and after that at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, June 8, 1928
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LOCAL  MAN  DIED  IN  M. E. HOSPITAL
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Sanders McKenney, 53, Dies Following Operation At Indianapolis
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HAD  BEEN  IN  ILL  HEALTH
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          Sanders McKenney, 53, died at the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis, at 2:35 o'clock Thursday.  Mr. McKenney underwent an operation of ulcer of the stomach about a week ago.  He had been in poor health for some months.
          He was born in Shelby county on January 5, 1877, the son of  Margaret  and  Pollard McKenney.  On June 23, 1909 he married  Miss Nellie Miller.  Mr. McKenney has been associated in business in this city with his brothers for a number of years in McKenney Brothers store.
          He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Sons of Veterans and the First Baptist Church.  He leaves besides the widow two children;  Rosalin June  and  John Chester; four brothers, Clark  and  Ralph  of this city, George  of Brandywine township and  Ben  of Connersville.
          Funeral services will be held at the home, 516 West Locust street, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Moffatt officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, June 12, 1925
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MRS. M'KENNEY  DIED  THIS  A. M.
Well Known Woman Passed Away At Home Today In West Locust Street
FUNERAL  SERVICE  MONDAY
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          Mrs. Margaret L. McKenney, widow of  Pollard McKenney, died this morning at eight-thirty o'clock at the late home, 316 West Locust street, this city.  Death was caused from complication of diseases resulting from influenza.
          The deceased was born in Louisiana on February 8, 1852, her age being seventy-three years, four months and four days. Her maiden name was  Holvittle.  On October 9, 1872 she was united in marriage with  Pollard McKenney  and to this union six children were born, five sons, and one daughter having passed away several years ago.  The sons are,  Sanders,  Clark,  George  and  Ralph  of this city, and  Benjamin  of Connersville, Indiana, who survive.  Also one sister, Mrs. Caroline Lawrence  of this city and seven grandchildren are left to mourn her loss.
          Mrs. McKenney was a member of the First Baptist church, the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Sons of Veterans and Wheat Sheaf Council, Pocahontas.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the late home on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the  Rev. I. C. Overman, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Morris H. Sleeth in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, December 9, 1924
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HEART  ATTACK  CAUSED  DEATH
Fountain McKenney, Former Local Resident, Died At Gas City Monday
HAD  VISITED  RECENTLY
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          Fountain McKenney, age seventy-four, former resident of Shelbyville and Shelby County, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sallie Gossett, at Gas City, Indiana, according to word received by relatives here today.
          Mr. McKinney's death was sudden, and occurred while he was seated in a chair at his daughter's home.  Neuralgia of the heart was given as the cause of death.
          Mr. McKinney was a native of Harrison county, Kentucky.  He spent a number of years of his life in this county.  Since the death of his wife he made his home with his children and with other relatives, including  George McKenney, Shelby county treasurer, who was a nephew.  He had been at the home of Mr. McKenney until about two weeks ago, when he went to Gas City.
          He is survived by two sons and one daughter.  The body will probably be taken to Kentucky for burial.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 22, 1919
Page 3, column 2
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Eliza Jane McKinney, who died Saturday afternoon at her home in Marietta, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Blue River Baptist church, the Rev. J. C. Ricketts  officiating.  Burial was made in the Conover cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday November 12, 1917
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SUDDEN  DEATH
Jacob McKinney Died Saturday Night After Brief Illness
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          Saturday morning as  Jacob McKinney  was going about his work at his home, near the Ray Church, west of town, he was taken suddenly ill.  He continued to grow worse and died late that evening.  The funeral will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the M. P. church, the Rev. M. D. Simon officiating.  The interment will be in the church cemetery.
          Mr. McKinney was born in this county in 1857.  He married  Eliza Perkins  in 1881 and the wife survives.  They had no children except a babe that died in infancy.  His only brother in this county was  Edward McKinney, who died in this city a few months ago.  Mr. McKinney was a good man and his death is deplored by the people in the community where he lived.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, June 12, 1917
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EDWARD  MCKINNEY  DIED  EARLY  TODAY
Suffered Second Stroke Of Paralysis Sunday Morning
Funeral Services Next Thursday Afternoon
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          Edward McKinney, 69 years old, well known farmer, died Tuesday morning at 6:50 o'clock at his home in south Sugar Creek township.  His death was caused by paralysis.  He suffered the first stroke last January, but had recovered and had been able to work on his farm recently.  Last Sunday he suffered a second stroke and since that time he had been unable to work.
          Mr. McKinney was born in Kentucky, June 8, 1848.  For 34 years he had lived on a farm in Sugar Creek township owned by  Joseph B. Hamilton, of this city.  He was a member of the Old Union M. P. Church at Center.  On March 10, 1875 Mr. McKinney was married to  Miss Melissa Anderson, a daughter of  Jesse  and  Nancy Anderson, who lived near Fenn's.  Twelve children were born to them and eight survive.
          Besides the widow, he leaves five sons;  Ward E. McKinney, of Shelbyville;  Ora McKinney, of Columbus, Indiana;  Bert, of Brandywine township;  Jacob, of Indianapolis, and  Carl, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Speagle, of this city;  Misses Josephine  and  Opal McKinney, at home; two brothers, Reuben McKinney, of Robinson County, Kentucky;  Jacob McKinney, of Brandywine township; one sister, Mrs. Milton Venard, of Harrison county, Kentucky.  Five grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held in the M. P. Church at Center, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Stanton officiating.  Burial will be made in the Center Cemetery with Stewart & Fix in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, June 12, 1917
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EDWARD  MCKINNEY  DIED  EARLY  TODAY
Suffered Second Stroke Of Paralysis Sunday Morning
Funeral Services Next Thursday Afternoon
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          Edward McKinney, 69 years old, well known farmer, died Tuesday morning at 6:50 o'clock at his home in south Sugar Creek township.  His death was caused by paralysis.  He suffered the first stroke last January, but had recovered and had been able to work on his farm recently.  Last Sunday he suffered a second stroke and since that time he had been unable to work.
          Mr. McKinney was born in Kentucky, June 8, 1848.  For 34 years he had lived on a farm in Sugar Creek township owned by Joseph B. Hamilton, of this city.  He was a member of the Old Union M. P. Church at Center.  On March 10, 1875 Mr. McKinney was married to  Miss Melissa Anderson, a daughter of  Jesse and Nancy Anderson, who lived near Fenn's.  Twelve children were born to them and eight survive.
          Besides the widow, he leaves five sons:  Ward E. McKinney, of Shelbyville;  Ora McKinney, of Columbus, Indiana;  Bert, of Brandywine township;  Jacob, of Indianapolis, and  Carl, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Speagle, of this city;  Misses Josephine  and  Opal McKinney, at home; two brothers, Reuben McKinney, of Robinson County, Kentucky;  Jacob McKinney, of Brandywine township; one sister, Mrs. Milton Venard, of Harrison county, Kentucky.  Five grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held in the M.P. Church at Center, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the  Rev. Stanton  officiating.  Burial will be made in the Center Cemetery with Stewart & Fix in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, April 26, 1917
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POLLARD  W. M'KENNEY  DIED  THIS  MORNING
HAD  BEEN  SUFFERING  FROM  DROPSY  AND  HEART  TROUBLE
FOR  TWO  YEARS
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(from Wednesday's Daily)
          Pollard W. McKenney, aged 73 years, one of the prominent and widely known men of this city, a veteran of the civil war, died at his home, 316 west Locust street, at 10:55 o'clock this morning.  Death was due to heart trouble and dropsy from which he had been suffering for the past two years.  He had been unable to leave his home premises for the past nine months.
          Mr. McKenney was born in Harrison county, Kentucky, June 8, 1844, and was the son of  John  and  Elvira McKenney.  He came to Shelby county when yet a young man in company with his parents.  He was married to  Margaret L. Holvittle, October 9, 1874, and to this union seven children were born, five of whom survive, a son and daughter having preceded the father to the great beyond.
          The children surviving with the wife and mother are  Sanders, Clark, George and Ralph McKenney, of this city, and  Ben McKenney, of Connersville.  Mr. McKenney is also survived by one brother, Fountain McKenney, of Gas City, and a twin sister, Mrs. Louisa McKenney, of Shelby township; two half brothers, Edgar, of Indianapolis, and  Francis M., of Kentucky.
          Mr. McKenney was a member of Company D. 148th Indiana Infantry, serving during the last nine months of the civil war.  He received his honorable discharge at the close of the war, returning to Shelby county.
          He was a member of Dumont Post, No. 18, G.A.R., of this city, and was especially active in the work of this order.  He will be greatly missed by the comrades, who never knew him to falter when work of any nature connected with the G.A.R. presented itself.  He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of this city.
          He had been a resident of this city for the past thirty years and was well and favorably known throughout the county as well as the city.  He had followed farming for a time following his marriage.
          He was a kind father, firm friend to all who knew him and a man worthy of the respect and esteem of the entire community.
          The services will be held at the house at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. H. N. Spear officiating, and burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, April 25, 1917
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CIVIL  WAR  VETERAN  DEAD  AT  HOME  HERE
Pollard W. McKinney, 72 years Old, Died After 2 Years'
Illness From Dropsy, Funeral Services Friday
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          Pollard W. McKinney, 72 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, died at 10:55 o'clock this morning at his home 316 west Locust street of dropsy and a complication of diseases.  He had been ill for the past two years.  Mr. McKinney had lived here for many years and was one of the most widely known men of the city.  He is survived by the widow and five sons, who are:  Sanders,  Clark,  George and  Ralph, all of this city, and  Benjamin of Connersville; two brothers, one sister, and two half-brothers.  Mr. McKinney served through the Civil War as a member of Company D, 148th Indiana Infantry and at the close of the conflict received an honorable discharge.  He was a member of Dumont Post, G.A.R., and the First Baptist church of this city.  Funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. H. N. Spear, pastor of the Baptist church here, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill by Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 1, 1915
Page 2, column 6
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DEATHS – FUNERALS
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          John McKinney, aged eighty-five years, died at eight o'clock last Saturday night at his home in Marietta from a complication of diseases.  He was a veteran of the Civil war.
          Mr. McKinney had resided in Shelby county most of his life.  He is a retired farmer.  He is survived by four sons,  William,  Frank,  Albert  and  Curtis McKinney, of Hendricks township, and by one sister,  Mrs. Margaret Hillman, and one step-daughter,  Mrs. Missouri Miley, both residents of Shelbyville.
          The funeral services were held at two o'clock this afternoon at the Marietta M.P. church, the Rev. J.G. Smith officiating.  Burial in the Miller cemetery.  Hendrickson & Sleeth in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 16, 1912
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          The news of the death of  Pollard McKenney, aged sixty-eight years, a former resident of this county, was received here Thursday.  Mr. McKenney's death occurred Wednesday night at his home in Curtisville following a very brief illness.  His death however, was not unexpected, as he had been violently insane for the past several days.  The attack of insanity overcame him when he was riding on a load of hay and he deliberately jumped from the top of the load to the roadway.  Since the attack overcame him the strength of three men was necessary to keep him in bed.  His condition baffled the attending physician.
          Mr. McKenney was a son of  Edward McKenney, of Shelby township, and was born and reared near Fenns.  He spent the greater part of his life near Fenns and but a few months ago removed to Curtisville.  He is survived by his wife and two children, one son, Harry, of Shelby township, and a daughter, Mrs. George Swinford, of Franklin county.  The body will be brought to this city today and the funeral services will be conducted at Toner's Chapel at ten o'clock Saturday morning.  The interment will be made in the Snider Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, December 29, 1911
Page 4, column 1
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DEATH  WAS  DUE  TO  PNEUMONIA
John McKenney, Well Known Resident Of Shelby County
Suffered From Dread Disease Twelve Days
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          John McKenney, aged sixty-two years, two months and twenty-four days, died at 11:45 o'clock Thursday morning at his home in Shelby township.  Death was due to an attack of pneumonia and was wholly unexpected.  Mr. McKenney had been suffering from an attack of the dread disease for the past twelve days but his condition was not thought to be critical and his death yesterday came as a great shock to the members of his family, all of whom were at his bedside.
          Mr. McKenney was a life long resident of this county, and was one of the most influential and prominent farmers in the community.
          He was united in marriage eighteen years ago to  Miss Cora Adams.  To this union four children were born, who with their mother survive him.  The children are  Doria  and  Ora, aged seventeen, Bertha May, aged twelve, and  Frederick McKenney, aged six years.  Three brothers – Edward  of Sugar Creek township, Jacob  of Hendricks township, and  Reuben, of Kentucky, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Vinard, of Kentucky, also survive him.
          The funeral services will be conducted at his late home at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning and further services at the Center M.E. church at 12:30, the Rev. Guthrie, of Waldron Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.  Interment will be made in Center cemetery under the direction of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 7, 1911
Page 4
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS.
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          Travis McKinney  died at the home of his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Pollard McKinney, in Hendricks township, age twenty-eight years.  He leaves a wife and two small children, his parents, one brother  Harry,  and one sister,  Mrs. Ida Swinford.  Funeral services will be held at Second Mt.  Pleasant church at 10 o'clock a.m. Thursday by Rev. Mr. Huckleberry, the pastor.  Interment at same place by Hageman & Hawkins.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, January 18, 1909
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DEATHS – FUNERALS
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          Abraham McKinney  died at his late home in Marietta at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, aged seventy-three years, seven months and twenty-seven days.  He was born in Jefferson county, coming to this county when a young man.  May 10, 1863 he was married to  Ellen J. Mullen, who preceded him to the grave in 1877.  To this union was born one son, Edward, and two daughters, now  Mrs. Maggie Krise  and  Mrs. Fannie Jones, who survive.  In 1879 Mr. McKinney was married to  Mrs. Elizabeth Rice, who also survives him.  Mr. McKinney was a member of  Dumont Post No. 18.  During the civil war Mr. McKinney was a member of Company M.  First Indiana Regiment Heavy Artillery, serving for three years.  He was a member of the Blue River Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. J. C. Ricketts officiating.  Interment will be in the family lot in the Conover cemetery in Jackson township, in charge of Edwards & Hageman funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, December 20, 1907
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DEATHS – FUNERALS
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          James McKinney, a well known resident of this city, died at his home, 197 East Mechanic street, yesterday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock.  He was born in Harrison county, Kentucky, February 5, 1844, making him at the time of his death sixty-three years, ten months and fourteen days of age.  About a year ago Mr. McKinney had a stroke of paralysis.  A second stroke came a few months ago and a third and fatal stroke came last Sunday.  He is survived by a widow and four children, the latter being  Richard McKinney, of New York City;  John McKinney, of this city;  Mrs. Frank Thralls, of Nashville, Tennessee, and  Mrs. I. P. Schwitzerlot, of Atlanta, Georgia.  Five brothers; John,  Edward,  Jacob,  Jackson  and  Reuben McKinney, and a sister, Mrs. Jane Vineyard, are alive.  The deceased had four step-children;  James W.,  Andrew J.,  Joshua E.,  and  Arthur S. Clark.  Mr. McKinney was a veteran of the Civil war and belonged to the Dumont Post No. 18, G.A.R.  Funeral services will be held in the First M. E. church, Sunday, at 1 p.m., under the auspices of the G.A.R., Rev. Smith officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill.  Cortege will leave the house at 1:30 p.m. in charge of M.G. Tindall.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday July 6, 1906
Page 1 column 6
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HENRY  MCKINNEY  DEAD
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(From Thursday's Daily)
          Henry McKinney, a well known man of this city, died this afternoon at fifteen minutes after one at the home of his father, James McKinney, of East Mechanic street.  He was thirty-nine years of age and unmarried.
          The funeral will be held under the auspices of the local lodge of Eagles of which he was a member.  This is the first death that has occurred in the lodge.  The time and place of the funeral will be announced later.  Marshall G. Tindall will have charge.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday April 4, 1890
Page 4 column 3
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          Mary J., wife of  James McKinney, died at their residence on West Colescott street at 5 o'clock yesterday evening of consumption, age forty-two years.  The remains will be buried at Forest Hill cemetery, services at the Baptist church, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, by Rev. J. G. Groff.  D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday March 28, 1890
Page 4 column 2
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          Frank McKinney died at his home in Shelby township, at 2 o’clock yesterday morning, aged 29 years.  The remains were buried today. D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Daily  Republican
Saturday, December 5, 1885
Page 4, column 2
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          Omer, the three year old son of  Edward  and  Melissa McKinney, of Brandywine township, died at 10 o'clock this morning of malaria fever.  The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock on Sunday at the Wray Graveyard, D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch


The  Daily  Republican
Saturday, December 5, 1885
Page 1, column 3
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          Lucinda McKinney  died at the home of her mother in St. John's Switch yesterday aged thirty-seven years.  The funeral services will take place tomorrow at 11 o'clock at the house, the Rev. J. H. Edwards officiating.  D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sheila Knobeloch

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