Catherine (Katy) Margaret McKenzie

Catherine (Katy) Margaret McKenzie

Female 1839 - 1932  (92 years)

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  • Name Catherine (Katy) Margaret McKenzie 
    Born 22 Sep 1839  Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Jan 1932  Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Born 22 Sep 1838 per the records of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Knox County, Danville, Ohio.

      Birth: Sep. 22, 1838
      Knox County
      Ohio, USA
      Death: Jan. 21, 1932
      Fayette County
      Illinois, USA

      "Kate" was the daughter of Gabriel McKenzie and Nancy (Ann) Logue. She married 15 Aug 1856 Benjamin Durbin. They had 5 children: Mary Jane, James oliver, Amanda Alberta, Joseph Francis and Fontie Durbin.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Benjamin Durbin (1834 - 1872)*

      Children:
      Mary Jane Durbin Tipsword (1858 - 1930)*
      Joseph Francis Durbin (1870 - 1939)*

      *Calculated relationship


      Burial:
      Saint Bonaventure Cemetery
      Saint Elmo
      Fayette County
      Illinois, USA

      Created by: Beverly Sweeney / Christ...
      Record added: Nov 26, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 16792435

      Obituary
      "The Beecher City Journal" (Beecher City, IL) Thursday, January 28, 1932(page 1)

      "NONAGENARIAN CALLED"

      "On January 21, 1932, Mrs. Katie M. Durbin passed to her reward at the home of her grandson, Thomas Tipsword, at the age of 92 years, 3 months, and 26 days."

      "Katie Margaret McKenzie was born September 25, 1839 in Knox County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Gabriel and Nancy McKenzie and is the last survivor of that family. She was one of the community's oldest pioneers, having come with her parents at the age of 8 years and settled on a farm near Moccasin. In 1854 (sic) she was united in marriage to Benjamin Durbin. To this union eight children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband and seven children, four who died in infancy and three recently, namely Mary J., James O., and Amanda A. She leaves to mourn her departure one son, Joseph Frances (sic), also twenty one grandchildren, forty one great-grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends."

      " 'Aunt Katie,' as she was commonly known, has lived practically all her life in this community and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Through these two months of illness she has born (sic) it patiently. She worked very hard all her life and suffered all in true Christian spirit. Even when the infirmities of old age began to weigh down upon her she was ever the good, kind, pleasant mother. All her life she has been a devoted Catholic and lived a noble Catholic life."

      Funeral Service

      "Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church north of St. Elmo at 11 o'clock A.M. Saturday by Father Walsh of Altamont. Interment was in the cemetery nearby."

      "Among those from a distance in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Earl Shannon and daughter of Deland, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortner, Mrs. Minnie Crisup (sic) and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tipsword, Mr. and Mrs. William Hostler (sic) and Mrs. Sally McKenzie of Monticello, Mrs. Saint Doty of Bement, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Curt McKenzie, Mrs. Annie Stroble and Mrs. Geo. Zacha of Altamont."

      More About CATHERINE MARGARET MCKENZIE:
      Burial: January 23, 1932, St. Bonaventure Cemetery, St. Elmo, IL

      From the FAYETTE COUNTY, ILLINOIS MARRIAGE RECORDS, MARRIAGE REGISTER A, (OLD A), the information on page 57, line 17 reads: "Louis McKenzie swore that the parents of Catherine McKenzie had given their consent, relationship not stated. Marr. by laws of Catholic Church by Thomas Cusac, R. C. P."
    Person ID I11598  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2018 

    Father Gabriel D. McKenzie,   b. 22 Dec 1801, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1884, Moccasin, Effingham County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy Ann Logue,   b. 16 Mar 1803, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1878, Effingham, Effingham County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 Apr 1824  St. Luke's Catholic Church, Danville, Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Durbin,   b. 17 May 1834, Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1872, Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1856  Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fontie Durbin,   b. Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     2. Mary Jane Durbin,   b. 25 Aug 1858, Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1930, Beecher City, Effingham County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     3. James Oliver Durbin,   b. 23 Aug 1862, Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1930, Louden TWP, Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     4. Amanda Alberta Durbin,   b. 22 Feb 1868, Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1932, Beecher City, Effingham County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     5. Joseph Francis Durbin,   b. 8 Mar 1870, Fayette County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1939, Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F05403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Gravestone of Catherine (Katy) Margaret McKenzie (b. 1838) and husband, Benjamin Durbin (b. 1834)
    Gravestone of Catherine (Katy) Margaret McKenzie (b. 1838) and husband, Benjamin Durbin (b. 1834)
    Saint Bonaventure Cemetery, Saint Elmo, Fayette County, Illinois


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