Surname: McKenzie

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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List of the Drummond Island Voyageurs

In 1828 the transfer of the British garrison from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene commenced. A list of voyageurs who resided on Drummond Island at the time of the transfer. In many cases a brief biographical sketch is contained which may provide clues to their ethnicity, family relationships, and the location where they or their ancestors settled.

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Biographical Sketch of Andrew McKenzie, M.D.

The subject of this sketch is a native of Lower Canada,, a son of Daniel and Margaret (Gray) McKenzie, and was born at Terrebonne, on the 15th of September, 1810. Dr. McKenzie has had an office in the city of London, for forty round years. His father was from the Highlands of Scotland, and was engaged for years with the North west Fur Company. Andrew finished his education at the grammar school of Perth, county of Lanark; at seventeen commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Robert Gilmour, of Brockville; attended lectures at McGill College, Montreal, in 1829 and 1830, and at Glasgow University, Scotland, in 1831 and 1832; practiced a short time at St. Thomas, Ontario; served one year in the rebellion (1837-38) as surgeon to the 4th Middlesex regiment volunteers, Col. Ball commanding, and in 1839 settled in London, which has since been his home. In a few years he built up a good practice, and held it for a long period. Though nearing his seventieth year, he keeps his office open and waits upon a few families whose physician, in some cases, he has been for twenty or thirty years. Among the older class of citizens of London, few are more warmly esteemed than Dr. McKenzie. He was an early adherent of the Free church of Scotland, now known as the Presbyterian church, and although not...

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Biography of Thomas H. McKenzie

Among the few men now living in these parts who saw Hamilton and Dundas fifty years ago, is Thomas Howard McKenzie, one of the best posted men on Canadian history in the County of Wentworth. He may, with propriety, be called a walking gazetteer of the county; his recollection of dates as well as events being very full and accurate, and his memory seems to be a thesaurus of almost everything which has occurred in this part of the world for the last half century. Mr. McKenzie is a native of Fort George, Inverness-shire, Scotland, a son of James and Margaret (Barbour) McKenzie, and dates his birth August 12, 1811. His father was an officer in the Royal Artillery, and the son was educated for the army. In 1830 he came to Canada, and settled at Hamilton, where he was employed as a clerk five years for the late Colin, Ferrie and Co. A little episode in his life occurred at this period, he starting out with a young man and two Indian guides on an expedition to the Pacific coast. From Mackinac they proceeded north westward, went up the river Kaministiquia, and reaching Rainy Lake, they found the Indians fighting and the cholera raging, and they beat a retreat to Mackinac and thence back to their starting point. Manitoba was just then no place for pale faces to...

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Biography of Daniel G. McKenzie

DANIEL G. McKENZIE. – This is also a pioneer who found all the lands surrounding Pullman, Washington Territory, a sea of bunch-grass. He was born in Illinois in 1842. His father, Henry McKenzie was one of the early settlers of that state, and served in the Black Hawk war, and he came afterwards a pioneer of Iowa, building the town of Winterset. As county commissioner he conceived the idea of building a county-seat, and with the two other commissioners bought one hundred and sixty-acres of land near the center of the county, sold enough lots off from it to pay the purchase price, and deeded the tract to the county, naming the place after his old home. The town flourished; and the sale of lots has been sufficient to obtain all the money for county buildings without taxation. There the subject of this sketch grew up, and in 1855 was married to Miss Sarah A. Bell, and removed to Texas, but the next year returned to Iowa, and afterwards made his home in Kansas. He was in the old West until 1877, when he came to his present locality, taking a claim on the sight of Pullman. There he began living and improving; and the country has settled up and the town grown around him. He is very hopeful of the future of the city and county, believing this...

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Biography of James A. McKenzie

JAMES A. McKENZIE. – Among the thrifty and intelligent agriculturists of Union county who have steadily pursued their way producing the fruits of the field and raising fine herds of cattle while the years have gone by, making the county what it is at the present time, must be mentioned the influential and loyal citizen, whose name initiates this paragraph,who has labored assiduously in the callings mentioned with an attendant success that has given him the meed of large fields and much property, while he has demonstrated the excellent qualities characteristic of his personality with a concomitant sagacity that dominates his entire course and commends him to the fellowship of his friends and acquaintances. In the Dominion of Canada, on December 26, 1858, was born James A., being the son of Roderick and Margaret (Ross) McKenzie, both natives of Scotland. The year following the birth of our subject his parents removed to Illinois, whence, in 1863, they came via the plains to the Grande Ronde valley. The train divided at this point, part going on to the Walla Walla country and our subject’s father locating on a piece of land a little south from Summerville. In the district schools of our country James A. was educated, and he remained with his father on the cultivation of the farm, which grew from the homestead to eight hundred acres. They were...

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Biography of William Hunter McKenzie

William Hunter McKenzie has found his work in the business administration of gas companies, and since 1905 had held the responsibilities of general manager of the Wyandotte County Company of Kansas City, Kansas. It was a boyhood experience while in a state institution in Ohio that gave him the permanent bent of a vocational experience. Mr. McKenzie was born in Harrisonville, Ohio, November 15, 1862, one of the four children of James T. and Mary C. (Hoover) McKenzie, both also natives of Ohio and of Scotch and Dutch extraction. James T. McKenzie was a cabinet maker by trade. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in Company G of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Ohio Infantry and served as a sergeant through all the campaigns in the South. Near the close of the war, worn out with hardships and his arduous service, he died in a hospital at Baltimore. Thus William H. McKenzie practically never had a father’s care. He and his brothers and sisters and their widowed mother lived together until the State of Ohio established its Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home at Xenia. William H. entered that home at the age of ten years and remained there, continuing his education until the age of sixteen. He had shown special aptness for things mechanical, and at that age was employed in looking after the gas and...

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McKenzie, Clyde Hugh – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Clyde McKenzie, 87, of Rt. 1 Box 9, Summerville, died Sunday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Mr. McKenzie was born on, at Summerville, the son of Roderick and Isabella (Thompson) McKenzie. On Dec. 23, 1913, he married Myra J. Glenn in La Grande. She preceded him in death on May 13, 1971. McKenzie spent his entire life as a farmer and stockman on his Century Farm, west of Summerville, and specialized in raising registered Hereford cattle. He remained active in farm management until his death. He was a charter member of the Tri-County Hereford Association, the Union County Cattlemen’s Association, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, the Farm Bureau, and the La Grande Mavericks. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Jean McKenzie of Summerville, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul O. Jewell officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Those who wish to make contributions in memory of Clyde McKenzie to the Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, March 1, 1976 Page 2 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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McKenzie, Myra June (Glenn) – Obituary

Myra J. McKenzie of Summerville died on Thursday at a local hospital at the age of 82. Mrs. McKenzie was born June 4, 1888 at Summerville, the daughter of Tolbert T. and Sarah Glenn. She attended Pleasant Grove school. On December 23, 1913 she was married to Clyde McKenzie in La Grande. Survivors include her husband Clyde and one son Glen both of Summerville; nieces, Violet Glenn Maughan, Eugene; Ena Glenn Warnock, Lostine; Mildred Standley Beedle, Reno, Nev.; Bonnie Settlemire Higinbotham, Central Point; Pauline Rinehart Hartsock and Jean Rinehart Thorson, both of California; Geneva Glenn Hamm, Portland; and Carol Glenn Conley, McMinnville; nephews, Elmer Glenn, Upland, California; Keith Glenn, Summerville; Dale Standley, La Grande; Roderick McKenzie, Corvallis; O. W. McKenzie, Wallowa; Glenn Rinehart, California; and Clayton McKenzie, Hermiston. Mrs. McKenzie was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Mavericks and the Cow Belles and a member of the Farm Bureau. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jack MacLeod officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, May 15, 1971 Page 2 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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McKenzie, Robert A. (Alex) – Obituary

Well-known farmer, Mason passes Robert A. (Alex) McKenzie died Saturday at a local hospital. He was 82 years old. He served as a Union County Commissioner from 1939 to 1943, and was Union County Judge from February through April of 1943. Mr. McKenzie was born on November 21, 1887 in Summerville, Oregon, the eldest son of Roderick and Isabella McKenzie. He was a lifelong farmer and resided in the Summerville area until his retirement when he moved to La Grande and lived at 1503 4th St. He is survived by two brothers, Clyde of Summerville and Le Roy of Corvallis; nephews, Glen McKenzie, Summerville; Kenneth Cooper and Rod McKenzie, both of Corvallis; O. W. McKenzie, Wallowa; Clayton McKenzie, Hermiston; and Clarence McKenzie, Sacramento, California; nieces Jean Thornton and Pauline Hartsock, both of California. Mr. McKenzie was a member of the La Grande Elks Lodge No. 433, and the Presbyterian Church and was for many years the secretary of the Summerville Cemetery Association. He was an avid horseshoe player and was a member of the La Grande Horseshoe Club. He was a devoted member of Masonic Organizations which included the following: Life member of Elgin Lodge No. 87, AF & AM; Baker Consistory Scottish Rite 33rd Degree; La Grande Chapter No. 9 Royal Arch Masons; Union Council No. 5 Royal and Select Masters; Eastern Oregon Commandery No. 6, Knights Templar;...

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McKenzie, Glen Roderick – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Glen Roderick McKenzie, 88, of Summerville, died Aug. 14 at a local care center. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 in McKenzie Theatre on the campus of Eastern Oregon University. Mr. McKenzie was born Aug. 22, 1917, to Clyde and Myra Glenn McKenzie in Summerville. He attended Pleasant Grove School and Central School. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1934 and from Eastern Oregon Normal School in 1936. He was a member of the Theta Delta Phi Honor Society and farmed with his father. He took civilian pilot training in La Grande and served in the Army Air Forces. On July 4, 1947, he married Jean Williams. He was a charter member of the Union County Cattlemen’s Association, life member of the Oregon Wheat Growers League, a member of the advisory group for the Eastern Oregon Experiment Station, chairman of the La Grande Farm Bureau, a member of the Imbler school board for 12 years, a charter member of Bustles and Beaux Square Dance Club and a charter member of the Union County Planning Commission where he served for 12 years. During the time he served on the commission the county received recognition from the National Association of Counties for land use planning. Union County was the first fully zoned county in Oregon and was also the first to have...

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J. K. McKenzie

Private, Heavy Artly., 42nd Co., 32nd Regt., 42nd Div. Born in Moore County, N.C., Jan. 12, 1892; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McKenzie. Entered the service at Carthage, N.C., June 22, 1918, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Sailed for France Sept. 3, 1918. Mustered out of the service at Camp Lee, Va., May 28,...

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McKenzie, Charles Maxfield – Obituary

Former Yakima Valley resident Charles “Max” McKenzie, 84, of Edmonds, died Sunday in Edmonds [August 17, 1986]. Mr. McKenzie was born Dec. 8, 1901, in Omaha, Neb., to Charles and Maude McKenzie. They moved in 1903 to Quincy, where his family homesteaded until the death of his father in 1915. In 1917, they moved to the Kittitas Valley and took up farming. Mr. McKenzie went to work for the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1923, retiring in 1967. He was married in 1926 to Ruth Barnhart. They were transferred to Yakima in 1932. While working for the railroad, he maintained a farm in Badger Pocket in the 1930s, did fruit farming in Englewood in the 1940s and farmed in Moxee in the 1950s. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Edmonds; two sons, the Rev. Don McKenzie of Dallas, Texas, and Charles S. McKenzie of Seattle; seven grandchildren; a great grandchild; two brothers, Elvin McKenzie of Grandview and Don McKenzie of Yakima; and two sisters, Eleanor McGrath and Margaret Harrel, both of Ellensburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, George, and a son, David. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. Contributed by: Shelli...

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McKenzie, Huela V. Mrs. – Obituary

Huela V. McKenzie, 79, of Baker City, died Dec. 27, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. No service is planned at this time. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Heiple and her husband, Ed, of John Day, Kathy McClure of Pendleton and Linda Witherrite of Hillsboro; and two sons, Ronald McKenzie of Dayton, Wash., and Randall McKenzie of Pendleton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 30, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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