McGee Family

McGee Payne Family

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Jim McGee at 50th Wedding Anniversary 

James Fenton McGee

James Fenton McGee son Fenton McGee and Esther Olinger was born May 20, 1865 in Abingdon, Illinois and died November 30, 1942 in Holdrege Hospital, Holdrege, Nebraska. He married Mary Susan Payne January 1, 1889 in Seward, Nebraska (see photograph and certificate). 

Other events in the life of James Fenton McGee (see also obituary)

Religion : Methodist Episcopal Church, Fairview Community Sunday School

Burial : December 3, 1912 in Oberlin, Kansas.  (See photograph)

Arrival : 1906 in Decatur County, Kansas from Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Occupation : Worked in a coal mine in Iowa as well as John Deere Implement company.  He began farming in 1901 in Iowa, farming 3 different farms.  In 1906 he moved to Kansas and purchased 1/2 section of land south of Oberlin, Decatur County Kansas. (see land record).

Description: Six feet "Tall and slender with a sandy complexion, and red whiskers, or an occasional beard.  Very active man for his age."  

Mary Stuart Payne

Mary Susan Payne

She was born December 11, 1865 in Davenport, Iowa and died February 26, 1944 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, daughter of Owen Payne and Nancy Anne Williams.

Other events in the life of Mary Susan Payne (see also obituary)

Religion : Methodist Episcopal Church, Fairview Community Sunday School

Burial : Oberlin, Kansas.  (See photograph)

Arrival : Moved at age two to Cass County, Iowa then five years later to Seward County, Nebraska.  Immediately after marriage moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa and then in 1906 relocated to farm south of Oberlin, Kansas. (see land map)

Occupation : Housewife.

Children of James Fenton McGee and Mary Susan Payne:

Roscoe Mason McGee was born about July 1896 and died on May 10, 1897.

Loyd McGee PhotographLoyd Ray McGee was born October 2, 1889 in Oskaloosa, Iowa and died October 2, 1952 NE of Oberlin, Kansas.   He married Jessie Ruth Wimer on April 16, 1914.   See Photograph


Everett McGee PhotographEverett Earl McGee was born November 23, 1891 in Oskaloosa, Iowa and died December 8, 1980 in Hays, Kansas. He married Minnie May Fringer on September 16, 1915.  See photograph


Walter McGee PhotographWalter Winford McGee (also known as "Walter Winfred") was born November 11, 1898 in Oskaloosa, Iowa and died December 7, 1973 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.


Jessie Cortez McGeeJessie Cortez McGee was born January 5, 1901 and died July 17, 1985 in Beloit, Kansas. She married Delbert Haskel Woodburn on October 2, 1926.  (See photograph)


Dorothy Margaret McGee PhotographDorothy Margaret McGee was born November 26, 1903 in Oskaloosa, Iowa and died July 30, 1962 in Topeka, Kansas. She married William Dennis Scully on June 30, 1937.  (See photograph)


Francis Marie McGee PhotographFrances Marie McGee was born July 5, 1905 in Oskaloosa, Iowa and died on January 9, 1987 in Fort Meyers, Florida. She married George Boling on February 8, 1925 in Oberlin, KS.  She later married Andrew Charles Elson.  (See photograph)


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