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Having problems with link from index page. if you wish McKechnie replace McPhee with McKechnie on the Location line above. for now stories are combined.

Aug. 1999  Attended a Scottish Game and Clan event.  McKechnie  Was under the MacDdonald --MacEachain---McDon Clanrand Clan

There is a book called John McPhee The Crafter & The Laird.  the ISBN is 0-374-51465-8

 Vern Toler's branch goes back to Alexander McPhee 3 Oct 1799, Canada?

 Letter received dated 28 Nov 1997 Sharon Wyns "I'm writing to you in regards to of a John McPhee. The John McPhee that I am researching was born about 1819. He was living in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada in 1848 and was married to a Maria Carter, They had six children, one of which was my great grandmother. In 1871 they were living in Morrison Twp., Muskoka Ontario. I am not having any luck on finding any information on this family prior to 1848. You have a John McPhee who was born in 1819. So I am wondering if they could be the same people. If you have any information that could connect this family, please let me know and I will also send you what I have collected to this point."

Donald Nervin. McPhee Farmed in Jamestown ND about 1825

Margret Nevin McPhee unwed lived in Cleveland about 1825

Mary McPhee 1840

Not quite nine years old, the second eldest of six small children, when her mother died, she had to assume the responsibility of caring for the rest of her brothers and sisters throughout her childhood. Never attended a public school after her mother died except for the one summer that her step-mother lived jest before she was married. Yet through her own diligence acquired a liberal education, becoming well read and a good writer. Then when her husband, Donald McKechnie died at the age of 42 she was again left with the full responsibility of raising her own family of six small children and providing for their livelihood, which she did remarkably well, managing on very small means to keep the farm clear of dept. and family together till they were able to contribute and provide for themselves. When she was fifty-seven years old came with her two daughters, Kate and Maggie and sons, John and Peter to the pioneer frontier of Dakota and filed on a homestead and remained in Dakota till she passed away in 1906

Written by Harold R. McKechnie in 1941


Mary McPhee
 
 

Neil McPhee

Were wed by rev. William Park, In Durham, Ont. Canada Near Pricevill ? in 1876 moved to Collingwood, Ont. and operated a dairy farm near town .

Also see McKechnie Newsletter McKechnie/McPhee story

*** Need more stories, please submit some!!!! Thanks.



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Please note:  I am attempting to edit the McKechnie and McPhee Newsletter, I am not an expert so
through trial and error there will be many duplicate entrees of information.

On 31 July 1999 I attended the Scottish Games and Clan Gatherings  The following information will
be of interest  two branches of McKechnies were listed as part of the McDonald of Glencol and the
McDonald of Clanranad.  The McDonald Clan was also listed as Mac Donald, Mac Eachain and
Mac Don Clanrand.

McPhee was a different Clan. They had a book called John McPhee The Crafter & the Laird. the
book code number was ISBN 0-374-51465-8
 

 Vern Toler's branch goes back to Alexander McPhee 3 Oct 1799, Canada?

 Letter received dated 28 Nov 1997 Sharon Wyns "I'm writing to you in regards to of a John
McPhee. The John McPhee that I am researching was born about 1819. He was living in Port
Credit, Ontario, Canada in 1848 and was married to a Maria Carter, They had six children, one of
which was my great grandmother. In 1871 they were living in Morrison Twp., Muskoka Ontario. I
am not having any luck on finding any information on this family prior to 1848. You have a John
McPhee who was born in 1819. So I am wondering if they could be the same people. If you have
any information that could connect this family, please let me know and I will also send you what I
have collected to this point."

Donald Nervin. McPhee Farmed in Jamestown ND about 1825

Margret Nevin McPhee unwed lived in Cleveland about 1825

Mary McPhee 1840

Not quite nine years old, the second eldest of six small children, when her mother died, she had to
assume the responsibility of caring for the rest of her brothers and sisters throughout her childhood.
Never attended a public school after her mother died except for the one summer that her
step-mother lived jest before she was married. Yet through her own diligence acquired a liberal
education, becoming well read and a good writer. Then when her husband, Donald McKechnie
died at the age of 42 she was again left with the full responsibility of raising her own family of six small
children and providing for their livelihood, which she did remarkably well, managing on very small
means to keep the farm clear of dept. and family together till they were able to contribute and
provide for themselves. When she was fifty-seven years old came with her two daughters, Kate and
Maggie and sons, John and Peter to the pioneer frontier of Dakota and filed on a homestead and
remained in Dakota till she passed away in 1906

Written by Harold R. McKechnie in 1941
 

Mary McPhee
 
 

Neil McPhee

Were wed by rev. William Park, In Durham, Ont. Canada Near Pricevill ? in 1876 moved to
Collingwood, Ont. and operated a dairy farm near town .

Also see McKechnie Newsletter McKechnie/McPhee story

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 This is an open web page for people who are interested genealogy and history for the McKechnie
Name. If you have any stories about a McKechnie, or want to communicate with a McKechnie
please Email vern@armory.com  in the future, this will be a form based web page, so you can add
your stories and view them on the spot.
 
 

 Two famous McKechnie's are Donna McKechnie, an actress or Bill McKechnie a "Hall of
Fame" baseball manager.

 McKechnie / McPhee Family

 I donít remember where I obtained this history. It may have came from the Ferguson
research.

 This is a direct copy by Vern Toler during May 1998; some names will be bold to assist in
research.

 HISTORICAL NOTES ON MEMBERS OF THE DONALD McKECHNIE * MARY McPHEE

FAMILY

 CATHERINE (KATE) McKECHNIE (10/23-1857-7/9/1929)

In 1873, when she was 15 years old she went from her home near Priceville, Ont. To Toronto,
where she worked in domestic service. Two years later in 1875 she went out to the then small
pioneer city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she served as a ladyís companion and nurse. About
1888, she came back to Priceville, Ontario and for the next year or two worked at dress-making in
partnership with her cousin, Maggie Ferguson. She then went to Carllon, Ontario (near Montreal)
with the Rev. J. L. Gardner family and after a short time went from there to Chicago. While in
Chicago, was engaged as governess and nurse to Jack Peabody, young son of the well-known steel
magnate and also served as governess with another wealthy family and while thus employed traveled
widely with these families, going to their summer homes on Long Island, N.Y., Jakil Isle. Off the
coast of Georgia, and at Lake Geneva, Wisc. and on other journeys made by the family. After this
she returned home for a year and in 1897 came west to Dakota with her mother and sister, Maggie
and brothers, John and Peter, all of whom filed on homesteads at Calio, N.D. in June of that year.
In November she relinquished her claim when she was married to Duncan McLean from Paysley,
Ont., whom she had known since girlhood days in Ontario. He was then a widower with three
children, whom she raised. Living on his farm at Antler, N. C. After her husbandís death in 1902 she
continued on the farm there for three or four years, after which she came to Calvin and spent the
remaining years of her life with her brother Neil and family. She returned to Ontario to spend a
couple of years with her brother, John and family and in 1918 came to Calvin and spent the
remaining years of her life with her brother, Peter and family till she passed away in 1928. She was
an active member o the Baptist church. During the later part of her life she became very hard of
hearing but always took an active interest in those about her and was especially ardent in maintaining
the ties of friendship with distant relatives and neighbors with whom she had become aquatinted in
former years. (Incidentally, had the framework of this family tree been together before her death. Her

keen memory could have supplied much data that is missing.)

Donald (Dan) McKechnie (5/12/1862-4/19/1916)

He had an adventurous and colorful life. He left home when 16 in 1877, going to Collingwood, Ont.,
where he worked out for a time. He got on a boat with Capt. McPhail (husband of his motherís
cousin Barbara McCalman) and came west to Winnipeg, Man. He worked in and around
Winnipeg and in Minnesota for a few years. He worked on the construction of the Canadian Pacific
Railway when they extended their line from Winnipeg to Brandon, after the completion of which he
went out to the Quapelle Valley in Saskatchewan, where he homesteaded. He was employed as
Forman on a large division of the Bohanza farm owned by Bell, a brother of the Bell telephone man.
In this capacity it was his duty in harvest time to oversee the operation of the thirty grain binders
(each drawn by 4 horses) which he did on horse-back.

When the Riel Rebellion broke out in 1885 he was sent on an expeditionary force as foreman over
twentyfive teams and teamsters, hauling supplies to the fighting forces. When a family by the name of
McLean was taken prisoner at Duck Lake, Sask. He was sent with 25 teams to transport arms and
men who defeated the Indians, rescued the prisoners and took them back to Saskatoon. One night
while seated around an open campfire they were surrounded by Indians and bullets started piercing
the large kettle of water over the fire. Dan was said to have jumped up and upset the kettle on the
fire putting it out.

(Riel rebellion, on the Saskatchewan River. This uprising was crushed by the army,
which was rushed to the scene on the new railway, and Riel was hanged in 1885.
Copied from Microsoft Encarta-97 {R} )

After the rebellion was put down he made a trip home to Ontario in 1886, but returned to his
homestead in Saskatchewan, where he farmed in the summer time and put in the winters as an
engineer in the Quapelle Grist Mills. He returned to Ontario in the summer of 1891, but received a
call from his brother Neal in Langdon, N. Dak. To come out in the fall to run a large steam thrashing
engine. He rented land near Landon for a few years, running threshing engines in the fall of the years.
In 1895 he homesteaded four miles from the present townsite of Calvin. He worked the farm during
the summers and lived in Langdon through the winters till it was r] proven up. He was married in
1899 and went into the hardware business in partnership with Isasc Ulliott and Duncan McLean
(two other pioneer settlers) operating stores in Hannah and Wales. After a few years sold out his
interest in the hardware business and bought a farm bordering on the town of Calvin, which he
operated till 1913. Besides farming with large tractor units. Which was an innovation at that time, he
specialized in the raising of pure-bred Percheron and Belgian horses, in addition to which he was in
much demand as an auctioneer, calling large farm sales over a large territory. Spent several winters in

California. Due to failing health caused by pernicious anemia, was forced to sell out in the fall of 1913

and move to Pomona, California where he died in 1916.

He was always deeply interested in civic and public affairs. He served as representative in the State
Legislature at Bismark for a term, about 1902 to 1904. He was never a member of any church, but
as a more active proponent of the work and advancement of the churches of the community than
many a church member. Very active in Lodge work, he was a 32 degree Mason, a charter member
and first Senior Warden of Corinthian Masonic Lodge in Calvin.

 John McKechnie (3/10/1865---)

  Was only seven years old when his father died and before he was fourteen he was doing a manís
work, working out with neighbors and helping his brothers on his motherís farm. He and his brother,
Peter continued to operate the farm till the spring of 1893 when he sold out his interest and lived on
his own farm he had bought across the road. In 1898 came west with his mother and two sisters and
brother, Peter and homesteaded at Calio. North Dakota. Farmed for 5 ½ years after which he
returned to Ontario to live of his farm there adjoining his old home at Priceville. Was married in 1904

and has continued farming there since that time.

While in Dakota was a member of the first township board in Seivert, Twp. When organized and
after returning to Ontario, served as a member of the Township Council there for a long number of
years in 1893 he attended the Worlds International Fair in Chicago. He died March 5, 1949.

 Neil McKechnie (5/19/62-12/27/1915)

  He helped his brothers, John and Peter on their motherís farm during his boyhood as well as
working out to assist with the family finances. When about 19 he left home to work in the lumber
woods of Michigan for one season, going from there to Chicago, where he learned the blacksmiting
trade in the Tudor Carriage Works. He came to Dakota in August 1891 and for a number of years
was employed as collector and salesman with the John Mahan & Robertson Lumber Company in
Langdon, N. D. Was there and was employed as assistant cashier in the First state Bank. In 1904
had gone to Arizona for his wifeís health as she was an invalid with consumption for several years
before she died in 1906. In caring for his wife, Neil contracted the malady and was forced to retire
from work, in 1907 moving with his three boys to Redlands for a winter and then to San Diego,
California in 1915. He was a member of the Maccabee Lodge and active member of the Baptist
church.

 Peter McKechnie (borne 10/14/1869)

  He was only three years old when his father died, so that it was necessary as soon as he was old
enough to help his brothers with the operation of his motherís farm. Stayed on the home farm till
1892 at the age of 23 he spent the summer in Chicago, learning the carpenterís trade. In the spring of

1893 he bought out the interest of his brothers. Dan, John and Neil in the home farm and for the
next five years operated it himself, in that time clearing $1000.00 in cash saving which was
considered exceptionally good at the time. Sold out in the spring of 1898 and left for the west with
his mother and two sisters and brother, John, arriving in Dakota on the 1st day of April that year. All
five members of the family filed on homesteads near the present town-site of Callio, N.D. in the
month of June. Cando, their nearest town was then 21 miles away. During the first couple of years he

and John farmed land near the homestead of their brother. Dan, four miles from the present town-site

of Calvin. During his homestead days he made five or six trips some of the time with his mother, or
Maggie to Antler, N.D. to visit with their sister, Kate (Who had married and gone there to live).
Driving the 120 miles with a team and buggy or sleigh. One of these trips is of interest to note.
Peterís brother-in-law, Dunc McLean had come down to spend Christmas 1900 at Calio, driving
down from Antler with a team and cutter and while he was there the snow went away, so he had to
leave his sleigh and borrow a buggy to make the return trip. Soon after that there was another heavy
fall of snow, and Peter and Maggie drove out to Antler with their brother-in-lawís sleigh the first
part of February, returning after the snow had gone again early in March with the buggy. However it
took them a week to get home as they ran into a big blizzard and finally had to stop at Perth, 30 miles

from home where they removed the wheels from the buggy, and buying planks at a lumber yard
made runners and attached to the buggy axles to continue the trip home. In June 1903 he was
married to Minnie Reekie, whose home adjoined that of his sister, at Antler where they were
married and came home in the buggy to Calio. During the homestead days. Peter worked at
carpentry during the summer months, building many of the pioneer homes of the community. In 1905
moved to Calvin, where he farmed till the fall of 1909. Where he spent 3 ½ years at the carpentry
trade, contracting construction work and building and selling houses. After living in the city for this
length of time, decided to go back to farming again and in the spring of 1913 moved to a ranch near
Paso Robles, California where he resided till the fall of 1917, when the California ranch was traded
for property in Dakota, and the family moved back to Calvin, where he built a new house and other
buildings on the farm one mile from the town, where they resided till 1937. At that time he purchased
a smaller track of land adjoining town, built another complete set of buildings adjacent to town,
where he could keep a few jersey cows, pigs and chickens and rented the home farm to youngest
son, George, and has since that time resided there. It may be of interest to note that during the first 3
½ years in California, in the course of buying and trading property, the family moved six times from
one residence to another, and from the time of leaving Dakota in 1909 to return in 1917, he made
eight trips across the Rockies, coming back in the fall of the years several times to look after farming
interest in Dakota.

He was the first assessor in Seivert Township when organized, at Calio, N.D. and served three years

as School Board Director. Later served several years as director of School Board at Calvin, and has

been president of the local Federal Land Bank Association for over twenty years. Was very active in

the establishment of the Baptist Church in Calvin during the early years, and later in Paso Robles,
California. Has always been very fond of traveling, and likes nothing better than to call on relatives,
no matter how distant, and old Ontario acquaintances now scattered all over Canada and the U.S.A.

Mary McPhee (9/16/1840 Ė 1/26/1906)

Mary was the mother of the above and was a remarkable woman. Not quite nine years old, the
second eldest of six small children, when her mother died, she had to assume the responsibility of
caring for the rest of her brothers and sisters throughout her childhood. Never attended a public
school after her mother died except for the one summer that her stem-mother lived just before she
was married. Yet through her own diligence acquired a liberal education, becoming well read and a
good writer. Then when her husband, Donald McKechnie died at the age of 42 she was again left
with the full responsibility of raising her own family of six small children and providing for their
livelihood, which she did remarkably well, managing on very small means to keep the farm clear of
dept and the family together till they were able to contribute and provide for themselves. When she
was fifty-seven years old came with her two daughters, Kate and Maggie and sons, John and
Peter to the pioneer frontier of Dakota and filed on a homestead and remained in Dakota till she
passed away in 1906.

 Margret (Maggie) McKechnie.

  Native of Glenelg Township County, Grey, Ontario, Canada. Daughter of the late Donald and
Mary McKechnie she was born March second, 1872 at Priceville, Ontario. She grew to
womanhood on the farm where she was born.

In early life she didnít travel very extensively not going more than one hundred miles from home. She
visited many times in Toronto, Canada. Also many times in Collingwood, Stayner, Erin, Hilsburg, and

many other places within a radius of 100 miles. She lived at the old home until the spring of 1898
when she came west to North Dakota with the rest of the family. On the way she and her mother
visited a few days in Toronto and a couple of weeks in Chicago with her Aunt and other Cousins.
They then came to Langdon, North Dakota and remained there with her brother Neil and family for
several weeks before she came out on the prairie 32 miles west of Langdon. On Decoration Day
1898 she and her brothers, John and Peter drove with a team and buggy to Devils Lake, a
distance of over 50 miles. All three filed on homesteads, which they had proved up and received
deeds to.

In the fall of 1903 she went back to Ontario and visited there for the winter coming back to Dakota
in the spring of 1904. In the fall of 1904 she was married to Wm. J. Henderson and lived on his
homestead adjoining the present townsite of Calvin. The railroad came in and the town was built up
in the summer of 1905.

In November 1905 she gave birth to a daughter, Mary Henderson. The mother passed away when
the baby was three days old. The baby was raised by her grandmother Henderson. Mary
graduated from the Calvin high school and the University of North Dakota and about 1928 or 1929
she married Harold Gohsman. They lived at Billings, Montana and have two children, Donald borne
in 1930, and Carrol, born in 1939

  These sketches were written by Harold R. McKechnie in the spring of 1941

End of copy by Vern Toler May 1988

Vern TOLER
12015 Marine Dr (Box 99)
Marysville, WA 98271-9308

Vern@armory.com

Carrol & John BOVEN
jhbowen@prodigy.com
http://www.thegrid.net/jhbowen/fg.htm
Some information obtained from Carrol (McKechnie Tree) & John Boven.
Note for the Family tree there is two spellings.  BOVEN and BOWEN

Vern Toler's McKechnie Branch goes back to Neil McKechnie 1750 of Scotland.

*** Need more stories, please submit some!!!! Thanks.
 
 
 

End of copy by Vern Toler May 1988

Vern TOLER
12015 Marine Dr (Box 99)
Marysville, WA 98271-9308

Vern@armory.com
 

*** Need more stories, please submit some!!!! Thanks.
 

                            Email Vern Toler your stories!

 Vern Toler's branch goes back to Alexander McPhee 3 Oct 1799, Canada?

 Letter received dated 28 Nov 1997 Sharon Wyns "I'm writing to you in regards to of a John
McPhee. The John McPhee that I am researching was born about 1819. He was living in Port
Credit, Ontario, Canada in 1848 and was married to a Maria Carter, They had six children, one of
which was my great grandmother. In 1871 they were living in Morrison Twp., Muskoka Ontario. I
am not having any luck on finding any information on this family prior to 1848. You have a John
McPhee who was born in 1819. So I am wondering if they could be the same people. If you have
any information that could connect this family, please let me know and I will also send you what I
have collected to this point."

Donald Nervin. McPhee Farmed in Jamestown ND about 1825

Margret Nevin McPhee unwed lived in Cleveland about 1825

Mary McPhee 1840

Not quite nine years old, the second eldest of six small children, when her mother died, she had to
assume the responsibility of caring for the rest of her brothers and sisters throughout her childhood.
Never attended a public school after her mother died except for the one summer that her
step-mother lived jest before she was married. Yet through her own diligence acquired a liberal
education, becoming well read and a good writer. Then when her husband, Donald McKechnie
died at the age of 42 she was again left with the full responsibility of raising her own family of six small

children and providing for their livelihood, which she did remarkably well, managing on very small
means to keep the farm clear of dept. and family together till they were able to contribute and
provide for themselves. When she was fifty-seven years old came with her two daughters, Kate and
Maggie and sons, John and Peter to the pioneer frontier of Dakota and filed on a homestead and
remained in Dakota till she passed away in 1906

Written by Harold R. McKechnie in 1941
 

Mary McPhee
 
 

Neil McPhee

Were wed by rev. William Park, In Durham, Ont. Canada Near Pricevill ? in 1876 moved to
Collingwood, Ont. and operated a dairy farm near town .

Also see McKechnie Newsletter McKechnie/McPhee story

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This is a story of such for a name on a broken grave marker searching for a first name.  most of the story is cut for fear of copyright infringement,, but names are left on for people searching. The complete story is available from me or the publisher.

THE MYSTERY OF THE BROKEN GRAVESTONE
BY Russelll K. Cooper, (deceased) Inglewood ON, OGS # 647
(page 240-241 Families, Vol. 37, No. 4. 1998  copied by Vern Toler June 2000
 

Boston Mills Cemetery.
 Cemeteries Co-ordinate, Ron Hibbert,
The following sources have been checked:
a) available cemetery recordings for Boston Mills, Mayfield, Cheltenham, Dixonís and Brampton.
b)  Directories, Atlases and Maps- Walton 1837, Brownís 1846-7, Lynch 1873-4, Walker and Miles Atlas 1877, Tremaine Map 1859, Mitchellís Gazetter 1864-5,
c) Chinguacousy Assessment Rolls for 1843 and 1855.
d) Surrogate Court Wills 1859-1900
e)  Land and Property Records for Lot 28, 4th Concession West, Cinguacousy Township
f) Peel Marriage Register 1858-1869
g) Census records for Chinguacousy 1851-1861-1871

 Mr. Theodore Haines in Cheltenham.   Bruce Campbell, Mildred Wilkinson.   Lieut. Col. Neil S. McKechnie, retired, who is a member of OGS and Halton-Peel  Branch.
 Mr. Mountain, a senior citizen of about my age, who was cutting the grass.  The Mountainí shave lived almost next to the Cemetery since the 1830s.  He was able to offer no new suggestions.

McKechnie, A more careful reading turned up the various spellings for the name Ė MacAhichan, MacKechan, McEachan, MacKichan, McKeachan, McKeachin, McKiachan, MacKichean, McKeachen, McKechanin and more.
 Margaret McLeod and Jean Elliott Mrs. Deann Cleave of Huttonville, Halton-Peel Branch, OGS,
Charles W.  Ferguson of Dallas, Texas.  He completed the first McKechnie history in the early 1930ís and 30 years
 Margaret McKechnie Johnson.   Mary Ann Caroline  Dutton,

 As of this time there are only two candidate for the husband with the missing first name and a wife named Mary who died in 1846 at the age 57 years.  One is Duncan who married Mary McEachran and the other is Alexander who married Mary Baxter.  The spacing on the stone appears to allow for about 4-3/4 letters, at the most; and this makes it impossible to fit in ĎDuncaní. There is the problem of six or seven years in dated for Alex which have not been resolved.  We do have a Duncan and Alex who were supposedly living in the general area of the Boston  Mills Cemetery.

Letter from J. Lorne Campbell.  7 Chipper Court, Georgetown ON L&G 1L4 Canada  alanc@globalserve.net.  I am enclosing this article from the November 1998 issue of, Duncan and Neil Families, a quarterly  publication of the Ontario Genealogical Society.   Interested in McKechnie

(note: Vern Toler has three different copies of Ferguson's McKechnie History, Ferguson expired about twenty years ago.)


        Sat, 9 Sep 2000 01:40:28 +0100
   From:         "Dike" <GAMESEED@tesco.net>

We, my sister Janice andI are just going to Crieff in Perthshire to revisit my mothers home.  She was born Jessie May
Mc.kechnie..16 April 1919... and had two older brothers George and Jim and an older sister Olive.  Her father was an engineer in the shipyards and was about to emigrate to America in 1921 when he died, I believe of pneumonia .His name was James Harkness McKechnie and I would be interested to know if any of your contacts were related to him as we know very little about our ancestry.  Iwould also like to know where my fiery orange hair comes from!  P.S. I will eventually get round to changing my name to McKechnie which may confuse future genaeologists...keep in  touch ..


From:       "Dike" <GAMESEED@tesco.net> |

       Sat, 9 Sep 2000 01:40:28 +0100

We, my sister Janice andI are just going to Crieff in Perthshire to revisit my mothers home.  She was born
Jessie May Mc.kechnie..16 April 1919... and had two older brothers George and Jim and an older sister
Olive.  Her father was an engineer in the shipyards and was about to emigrate to America in 1921 when he
died, I believe of pneumonia .His name was James Harkness McKechnie and I would be interested to know
if any of your contacts were related to him as we know very little about our ancestry.  I would also like to
know where my fiery orange hair comes from!  P.S. I will eventually get round to changing my name to
McKechnie which may confuse future genaeologists...keep in  touch ..



 

Subject:          Peter visiting Manitoba
   Date:         Tue, 21 May 2002 22:05:38 -0700
   From:         "Darryl" <stoutd@uniserve.com>

My mother Sarah McLeod remembers Peter and Minnie McKechnie visiting her parents "every fall" in Manitoba. Archie and Peter lived near each other in Glenelg and, presumably, were childhood friends.

1. Archibald McLeod (b.1 Nov 1868-Glenelg,ON,CA;d.23 Nov 1950-Carman,MB,CA)
sp: Christena McDonald (b.28 Jul 1878-Dromore,ON,CA;m.6 Mar 1907;d.9 May 1953-Carman,MB,CA)

2. Sarah Christina Elizabeth McLeod (b.15 Aug 1914-Carman,MB,CA)

Darryl Stout


        Wed, 24 Jul 2002 02:35:48 +0100

From Alison Dike, Granddaughter of James Harkness McKechnie.  My email address is now
gameseed 2000@Yahoo.co.uk   Please keep me up to date! Allie.
 
 


        Wed, 24 Jul 2002 00:40:26 EDT
 

Fun to read about what my cousin Harold Reekie McKechnie said about mary
McPhee McKechnie.  She was my great grandmother.  I am Neil McKechnie's
grandson.  He died when my dad Donald Morgan McKechnie was 10 years old.
My dad died when I was thirteen.  I live in CA.  My oldest son
Donald F. McKechnie  was killed in a motorcycle accident.
He lived three weeks but never woke up.  He has one son Bryce Cederic in Virginia.  He is three.
 My younger son David lives with my wife and I.  My cousins Rendall andRobert McKechnie
live in LA.  They are William and Jean's sons.  William was older than my dad. I remember many
cousins in Ontario and N Dakota where I was born.  Contact me love to hear
from everyone.  Very musical play piano and sing.  All McKechnies seem to be but
my sons.  Have Chas Ferguson history of the McKechnie and some McPhee relatives.
I also have old pictures of  my grandfather and a great uncle McPhee.
Can be contacted at e-mail nmckech@earthlink.com.


Subject:         McKechnie Clan
   Date:         Sun, 15 Sep 2002 16:31:37 +1200
   From:         "Roz McKechnie" <Don.Roz@xtra.co.nz>

Hi, have been reading the McKechnie newsletter with interest, especially the connection with McEachern which we knew about. Our New Zealand line of ancestry left from Cambeltown  in 1870s.  Don's grandfather Donald (Also known as Dan) born around 1873 in Scotland and died 1959 in New Zealand, had an older brother John,  and four sisters and a brother born in New Zealand we think. Grandad's parents were John McKechnie born 1851 and died 1928 and Margaret McDougall born 1851 died 1914John was born as McEachern but married as McKechnie.  He had four brothers and a sister, Lachlan born 1839, Mary born 1841, Donald born 1844, Hugh born 1846, Hector born 1854.  I did trace a Hugh to Nova Scotia using shipping records but am not sure if it is the same one. The next generation up is Donald McEachern born 1805 who married Mary Cameron born 1812 and then married again to Catherine McArther born 1829 two years following Mary's death in 1859. Their parents were Hugh McEachern and Mary McPherson, both born 1781.  The family is believed to have originated from Tyree.

Would appreciate more information if there is an American connection with our Hugh ( or other members of his family) setting sail for Nova Scotia from where I can only guess that his family drifted down to the US.

Regards
Don & Roz McKechnie
 

Don & Roz McKechnie
Purakanui, No 1 R D
Port Chalmers
Tel/Fax 03 482 2021
Email:Don.Roz@xtra.co.nz


   Date:        Tue, 26 Nov 2002 00:33:23 -0500
   From:         "Bill Richmond" <wcrichmond@georgian.net>

    I found your newsletter about the Mckechnie's very interesting. I  knew that Minnie Mckechnie's parents came from Ontario but didn't realize untill i read your letter that her husband Peter Mckechnie came from here also.
    Seeing as Harold Mckechnie supplied some of the info for your letter I am sending you a picture of Harold and his mother
Minnie Reekie. ( see attachment) which I thought you might like to add to your web letter.
    How are you related to these people???, if you don't mind me asking!
    yours truly,
    wcrichmond@georgian.net.

   Harold McKechnie.jpg



Subject:         mckechney clan
   Date:         Sun, 06 Apr 2003 15:43:31 -0700
   From:         Cindy-Lyn Pigeon <homewood.bound@sk.sympatico.ca>

greetings ~ is this the same family but for the last two letters in the
name?? my mom was a mckechney (veryyyyy interesting history on that side
of the family - ohio to n.d. to sask.) hope to get an answer from you.
blessings, cindy-lyn pigeon



 
 
 



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