Portrait & Biographical Album, Whiteside Co., IL Originally published 1885 - Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
15 Jul 2011
JOTHAM McKEE, farmer, section 22, Ustick Township, was born Oct. 1, 1821, in Jefferson Co., N.Y. His father and mother, Horace and Clarissa (King) McKee, were born and lived all their lives in the same State. Of their family of nine children, six lived to brow up, as follows: Sophronia, Joseph, Horace, Sally A., Jotham and Hiram W.
Mr. McKee was engaged in agricultural pursuits in his native county until January, 1866. He then came to Whiteside County and lived in the city of Morrison 12 years, during which time he was engaged in a meat market. He officiated ten years as City Marshal. He acted as Constable and a part of the time served as Deputy Sheriff. He was also Street Commissioner four years. In the spring of 1878 he bought 160 acres of land in Ustick Township, which has since been his field of operation Politically, mr. McKee is a Republican, and he has been a Constable in Ustick Township four years. He is also a member of the Order of Odd Fellows.
His marriage to Delight Frink took place April 7, 1846, and they have one child, James F., who is a resident of Rockford, Ill. Mrs. McKee, was born Nov. 30, 1824, in Cortland Co., N.Y., and is the daughter of Joseph and Esther (Palmer) Frink. Her parents were natives of the State of New York. She is a member of the Baptist Church.
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