Philip Francis McKenzie

Philip Francis McKenzie

Male 1884 - 1928  (43 years)

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  • Name Philip Francis McKenzie 
    Born 26 Jun 1884  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1928  Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Philip Francis McKenzie

      dob June 26, 1884 dod June 13, 1928
      baptized July 6, 1884, St. Patrick?s

      1st marriage: July 2, 1907, to Bertha Smith, daughter of Henry and Jessica Smith, St. Patrick?s

      2nd marriage: November 27, 1922, McKenzie, Philip Francis, 38, white, Cumberland, divorced, electrician to Mary Ellen Dawson, 29, white, Cumberland, maid, Cumberland M. P. church, by Rev. Schlincke

      ?June 13, 1928 ? Frank P. McKenzie of Cumberland, age 45, died of self-inflicted wounds. Buried in St. Patrick?s Cemetery, June 16, 1928. Rev. Ed. Roach? St. Patrick?s Catholic Church record



      WIFE SLAYER REPORTED
      IN CRITICAL CONDITION
      Fank McKenzie Stabbed Mate
      to Death Sunday Then At-
      tempted Own Life

      Phillip Frank McKenzie, 44 years old, who stabbed to death his wife, Mary Ellen McKenzie, 38, shortly before noon Sunday in their home, 160 Polk street, and then plunged the knife in his own body, while temporarily insane, was reported as in a critical condition today at Allegany Hospital. The physicians tending him do not believe he will recover. Mr. McKenzie stabbed his wife four times. The weapon used was a large kitchen knife with an eight inch blade. He stabbed himself in the left chest, the blade penetrating the lung.
      The tragedy was discovered by Miss Freda Fletcher who roomed at the Mckenzie home, on her return from church about 11:30 Sunday morning. She found Mrs. McKenzie dead on the floor of the dining room from knife gashes in the body, and the husband lying nearby conscious and bleeding from a self-inflicted wound. Miss Fletcher hurried out, notifying Dr. Thomas W. Koon and Police Headquarters.
      Patrolmen Robert Meister and Curtise Kime were sent to the home. While waiting for an ambulance, Officer Meister questioned McKenzie, whom he had known for years. McKenzie declared, "Them people put a. spell on me." McKenzie was treated by Drs. Thomas W. Koon, Lysle R. Everhart and James J. Johnson. He was questioned Sunday afternoon at Allegany Hospital by county officers, but other than his contention of a "spell", the officers could not get a coherent statement from him. He told the phycians "he wanted to die."
      The county and city officers learned that McKenzie of late weeks had been acting queerly, and had been under observation for ten days at the Western Maryland Hospital, and was allowed to go home Saturday. He was suffering from mental derangement and delusions when admitted, but seemed to improve. The police learned that McKenzie obtained two pistols on Saturday and that his wife and his mother induced him to give the weapons to them, which they hid away.
      An examination of Mrs. McKenzie's body showed that she was stabbed twice in the left chest, and indications were that as she sank to the floor, her maddened husband slashed at her two more times, gashing her arm and left thigh.
      The dead woman was Mrs. Mary Ellen Dawson before her marriage. She is survived by her father living in Keyser, and brother Frank Dawson, of Beryl, W. Va.
      The McKenzies have an adopted daughter, Kathleen, aged five, who was taken to Hyndman, Pa., Saturday, by Miss Ethel Bowman, a roomer, who went there to spend the week-end with her parents. Three other young women, roomers, were absent at the time.
      McKenzie was born in this city and worked as a laborer on construction work, and with the city street repair gangs in former years. He also worked as a bartender in local restaurants and lunch places. Physicians said that McKenzie suffered from a form of dementia, known as "delusions of persecutions." The Cumberland Evening Times, June 11, 1928
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      The condition of Frank McKenzie, 44 years old, 160 Polk street, who has been a patient in the Allegany Hospital since Sunday suffering with a self-inflicted stab wound in the chest, was reported as unchanged today. McKenzie while mentally deranged stabbed his wife to death at their home Sunday morning and then attempted his own life, using a large kitchen knife. The Cumberland Evening Times, June 12, 1928
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      We wish to thank our many friends for the kindness shown during the death of our beloved son and brother, Philip F. McKenzie, also for the floral tributes and those who donated cars. BY MOTHER AND SISTERS. The Cumberland Evening Times, June 19, 1928
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      Phillip Francis McKenzie 26 January 1884 - 13 June 1928, son of James Sebastian McKenzie and Sarah Ann McKenzie
    Person ID I00957  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2018 

    Father James Sebastian McKenzie,   b. 26 Jul 1846, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1902, Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Ann McKenzie,   b. 2 Oct 1856, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1933, Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Dec 1873  St. Patrick's Catholic Church Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ellen Dawson,   d. 11 Jun 1928, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F00547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bertha S. Smith,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married 2 Jul 1907  Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Paul McKenzie,   b. 17 Jan 1908,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     2. Donnell Francis McKenzie,   b. 18 Feb 1910,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F00548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Philip Francis McKenzie (b. 1884) Murder Stories
    Philip Francis McKenzie (b. 1884) Murder Stories


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