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McKey - George Adam

Source: The Lebanon Patriot, Thursday, January 25, 1923

George Adam McKey, aged sixty-three, died at nine o'clock Saturday forenoon, January 20, 1923, at the Indiana Odd Fellows Home at Greensburg.  He had been in failing health for over a year.  Five weeks ago last Friday he entered the home at Greensburg, and Immediately thereafter became a hospital patient.
  Deceased was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, January 14, 1860, and was the second child of Jefferson C. and Sarah A. McKey.  His parents moved to Boone county in 1865 and to Lebanon in 1870.  Here in 1874 he entered the Pioneer office as an apprentice, and learned the trade of a journeyman printer.  He held foreman ships here, in Lafayette, Chicago, Tipton and other nearby cities, and was for a few year employed in the New England states.  He was an all-around country printer, skilled in his profession.  In addition to this he became a machinist-operator, and as such installed the first Linotype in this city and for several years held the position of operator.  Altho in failing health, he continued at work at his trade until October 5, 1921, since which time his decline has been rapid.
  Deceased was married three times - first to Miss Angie White, of Whitestown, who died about a year after their marriage; next to Miss Mary Bushong, of Thorntown, who died about twenty-four years ago.  His last marriage was to Miss Marian A. Rider, of Providence, R.I., who survives.  There are three brothers, Ben F. McKey, of this city; Albert G. McKey, of California, and A.T. McKey, of St. Louis, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. George Williams, of Indianapolis.
  He was a member of the First Baptist church and of Lebanon Lodge No. 45., K. Of P., of this city, and of Tipton Lodge, I.O.O.F.  He had served his church in the capacity of a deacon, and had passed thru the chairs of both the fraternal orders to which he belonged.
  The body was brought here Saturday night, and taken to the home of his brother, Ben F. McKey, 510 East South street.  At tow o'clock Monday afternoon the funeral was conducted from the First Baptist church, Rev. Herschel R. Griffin in charge.  The burial was at Oak Hill cemetery.  The Pythian burial ceremony was pronounced by George W. Mayer, and the pallbearers were J.W. Shumate, J.A. Bassett, Paul O. Tauer, P.S. Mumma, E.D. Wright and C.R. Miller, selected from a list suggested by the deceased - thanks muches to Kim H for this and so many obituaries for this site :) kbz
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