Silas Johnson McKenzie

Male 1830 - 1888  (58 years)


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  • Name Silas Johnson McKenzie 
    Born 13 Mar 1830  Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1888  Dayton's Cemetery Keyser. WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Sep 1888  Rawlings, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles Often transcription from Cumberland Times - McKenzie 24 Sep 1888 Silas McKenzie of Rawlings died suddenly from heart disease yesterday while reading his newspaper. He was in his 58th year and had worked for Major Alexander Shaw for some years. Born 13 Mar 1830 his wife and 5 children, 1 daughter and 4 sons, all married, survive. The funeral is tomorrow from the ME Church with Rev F G Porter and burial in Dayton's Cemetery, Keyser WV.

      The funeral of Silas McKenzie who died suddenly at Rawlings, Sunday, took place Tuesday. The funeral procession went from Rawlings to a point near Keyser by the West Virginia Central Railway. Piedmont Herald, Saturday, September 29, 1888
      Died on 23rd, buried on 25th

      Both he and his wife are buried at Dayton's Cemetery, Allegany County, Maryland.

      Rawlings, September 27, 1888 - This quiet little village has gained considerable notoriety of late, growing out of the rather large number of sudden deaths that have occurred here within the past two years. Last Sunday morning one more name was added to the list - the name of one whose departure was quite different from the ones that have occurred previously. We refer to Silas McKenzie who died last Sunday morning, a few minutes after 11 o’clock. He seemed to be enjoying his usual health—arose on Sunday morning and was found in his accustomed place in the Sabbath school. Returning home he sat down in his chair to read the family paper, and while his wife and daughter and son were chatting with a neighbor just outside the door, he expired without a word or groan. He was born March 13, 1830, and was, consequently, 58 years, 6 months and 10 days old when he died. He leaves a wife, one son and four daughters—the latter all married, the husband of one being dead. “Uncle Silas,” as he was called, was born and spent his life in the immediate neighborhood. He was a man loved best by those who knew him longest. He was employed for several years past on Major Alexander Shaw’s large farm here, and his faithfulness to duty in summer and winter was remarkable. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and filled the position of sexton here ever since the church was built seven years ago. The funeral services were conducted in the M. E. church here. Revs. F. G. Porter and John F. Dayton, of Keyser, paid beautiful tributes to his character. After a few remarks by his pastor, Chas. E. Guthrie, the body was taken on the West Virginia Central train to the Dayton Cemetery, near Keyser, for interment. The funeral was the largest known here for many years. Cumberland Daily Times, September 29, 1888
    Person ID I01270  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father Aaron W. McKenzie,   b. Abt 1792, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Poss. Jefferson, Noble County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Johnson,   b. Abt 1793,   d. Bef 1880, Poss. Jefferson, Noble County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Mar 1819  Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Elizabeth Spencer,   b. 7 Apr 1842, Rawlings, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1935, Westernport, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1859  Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth (Molly) McKenzie,   b. 22 Feb 1861, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1920, Elmira, Chemung County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     2. Rebecca Susan McKenzie,   b. Oct 1862, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1928, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [natural]
     3. Margaret Elizabeth McKenzie,   b. 18 Aug 1865, Rawlings, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1945, Deer Park, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Fannie Belle McKenzie,   b. 17 Nov 1867, McCoole, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1947, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     5. William J. McKenzie,   b. 1872, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1873, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     6. Charles A. McKenzie,   b. Abt 1875, Rawlings, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1896, Rawlings, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)  [natural]
     7. Marian May McKenzie,   b. 1877, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1877, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     8. Joseph Webster McKenzie,   b. Abt Jul 1879, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1896, Rawlings, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F00709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1880 Federal Census of Allegany County, MD with all McKenzies Listed
    1880 Federal Census of Allegany County, MD with all McKenzies Listed
    This document is an Excel spreadsheet compiled by Michael A. McKenzie, the author and webmaster. The information was drawn from the 1880 Federal Census for Allegany County, Maryland. He attempted to take every McKenzie (and spelling variation thereof) and tie that person back to the original ancestor of all McKenzies of Early Maryland, John McKenzie (b. 1687). Other than a few instances, he was able to make the connection for every McKenzie living in Allegany County in 1880.


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