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James Robert McKee

Also Known As: "James Robert McKee"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA, Madison, Jefferson, IN
Death: October 21, 1942 (84)
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA, Greenwich, Fairfield, CT
Place of Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery (Plot: Sec: 13 Lot: 53), Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert S. McKee and Celine Elizabeth McKee
Husband of Mary "Marnie" Scott McKee
Father of Benjamin Harrison McKee and Mary Lodge Reisinger
Brother of Mollie / Mary Ann McKee; Eliza McKee; Frank Latham McKee; William James Mckee and Edward Lodge McKee
Half brother of Celine Lodge Merrill and Richard Boone McKee

Occupation: From wholesale boot and shoes to VP of General Electric, 1912
Managed by: James Hutchison
Last Updated:

About James Robert McKee

Traveling frequently to Boston on business, McKee became acquainted with Charles A. Coffin and joined his Thomson-Houston Electric Company. In 1893 McKee became one of the founding generation of the General Electric company when Coffin merged his company with that of Thomas Edison. McKee rose to become a vice-president of the company and worked for GE until 1913.[1]

Famous for being the son-in-law of President Benjamin Harrison and vice president of General Electric.

Married Mary Scott Harrison on 05 Nov 1884, Indianapolis, Hamilton, Indiana,

Mary and James McKee had two children,

  • Benjamin Harrison McKee (known as Baby) and
  • Mary Lodge McKee. Their daughter married a Mr. Reisinger.

Book Title: Samuel Moody Grubbs, a descendant of the Boone Family

  • Name: James Robert Mckee
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Date: 9 Dec 1857
  • Father: Robert S Mckee
  • Mother: Celine Elizabeth Lodge
  • Spouse: Mary S Harrison
  • Child: Benjamin Harrison Mckee Mary Lodge Mckee

Year: 1860; Census Place: Madison, Jefferson, Indiana; Roll: M653_270; Page: 850;

  • Name: Robert J McKee
  • Age: 2
  • Birth Year: abt 1858
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Place: Indiana
  • Home in 1860: Madison, Jefferson, Indiana
  • Family Number: 834
  • Value of real estate: View image
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • R S McKee 37
  • Lelia McKee 33 [Celine Celia Elizabeth McKee]
  • William J McKee 6
  • Edward A McKee 4
  • Robert J McKee 2
  • Margaret Glynn 25
  • Catharine Miller 17
  • James Leonards 18

Year: 1870; Census Place: Madison, Jefferson, Indiana; Roll: M593_328; Page: 373B; Image

  • Name: Robert Mc Kee
  • Age in 1870: 13
  • Birth Year: abt 1857
  • Birthplace: Indiana
  • Home in 1870: Madison, Jefferson, Indiana
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Post Office: Madison
  • Value of real estate: View image
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • Robt I Mc Kee 47
  • Mary Mc Kee 38
  • Edward Mc Kee 14
  • Robert Mc Kee 13
  • Frank Mc Kee 9
  • Aline Mc Kee 3
  • Richard Mc Kee 1
  • Sibbie Moore 20
  • Anna Quinn 21

Year: 1880; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 294; Family History Film: 1254294; Page: 145B; * Enumeration District: 111;

  • Name: James R. Mckee
  • Age: 22
  • Birth Year: abt 1858
  • Birthplace: Indiana
  • Home in 1880: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Relation to Head of House: Son
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Father's name: Robert S. Mckee
  • Father's Birthplace: Virginia
  • Mother's name: Mary L. Mckee
  • Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
  • Neighbors: View others on page
  • Occupation: Wholesale Boots & Shoes
  • Cannot read/write:Blind:Deaf and dumb:Otherwise disabled:Idiotic or insane: View image
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • Robert S. Mckee 57
  • Mary L. Mckee 47
  • James R. Mckee 22
  • Frank L. Mckee 19
  • Pauline L. Mckee 13
  • Richard B. Mckee 11

Marion County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Record 1881 - 1885 Inclusive Vol, Original Record Located: County * Clerk's Office Ind; Book: 95

  • Name: James Robert McKee
  • Spouse Name: Mary Scott Hanison
  • Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1884
  • Marriage County: Marion
  • Birth Date: abt 1865
  • Age: 19
Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993
  • Name: James Robt. Mckee
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Date: 1857
  • Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1884
  • Marriage Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
  • Marriage Age: 27y
  • Father: Robt. S.
  • Mother: Celine L. Lodg...
  • Spouse: Mary Scott Harrison
  • FHL Film Number: 382748
  • Reference ID: p 279

Year: 1900; Census Place: Saratoga Springs Ward 5, Saratoga, New York; Roll: 1159; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0133;

  • Name: James R Mckee
  • Age: 41
  • Birth Date: Dec 1858
  • Birthplace: Indiana
  • Home in 1900: Saratoga Springs Ward 5, Saratoga, New York
  • Ward of City: Wo 6
  • Street: Union Ave Union Avenue
  • House Number: 171
  • Sheet Number: 14A
  • Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 305
  • Family Number: 341
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Relation to Head of House: Head
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse's Name: Mary H Mckee
  • Marriage Year: 1884
  • Years Married: 16
  • Father's Birthplace: Virginia
  • Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
  • Occupation: Loith Gen Elat Co Atral Dept
  • Months not employed: 0
  • Can Read: Yes
  • Can Write: Yes
  • Can Speak English: Yes
  • House Owned or Rented: R
  • Neighbors: View others on page
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • James R Mckee 41
  • Mary H Mckee 40
  • Benjamin ?? Mckee 13
  • Mary L Mckee 11

Year: 1910; Census Place: Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York; Roll: T624_1045; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 1304

  • Name: James R Mckee
  • Age in 1910: 52
  • Birth Year: abt 1858
  • Birthplace: Indiana
  • Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York
  • Street: West 72d Street
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Relation to Head of House: Head
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse's Name: Mary H Mckee
  • Father's Birthplace: Ireland
  • Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
  • Native Tongue: English
  • Occupation: Manager
  • Industry: Electric Co
  • Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
  • Home Owned or Rented: Rent
  • Farm or House: House
  • Able to Read: Yes
  • Able to Write: Yes
  • Years Married: 25
  • Out of Work: N
  • Number of weeks out of work: No
  • Neighbors: View others on page
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • James R Mckee 52
  • Mary H Mckee 58
  • Benjamin H Mckee 28
  • Mary L Mckee 21
  • Beatrice E Mccarthey 32
  • Margaret Leavhirhan 32

Year: 1920; Census Place: Manhattan Assembly District 7, New York, New York; Roll: T625_1197; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 553; Image: 817

  • Name: James Robert Mc Kee
  • Age: 62
  • Birth Year: abt 1858
  • Birthplace: Indiana
  • Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 7, New York, New York
  • Street: West 73rd
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Relation to Head of House: Head
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse's Name: Mary H Mc Kee
  • Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
  • Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
  • Able to Speak English: Yes
  • Occupation: Executive
  • Industry: Electric Co
  • Employment Field: Wage or Salary
  • Neighbors: View others on page
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • James Robert Mc Kee 62
  • Mary H Mc Kee 62
  • Susan Mcevoy 27
  • Gaines Gwathmey 35
  • Archibald B Gwathmey 36

Year: 1930; Census Place: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: 257; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0134; * Image: 736.0

  • Name: Robert J Mckee
  • Birth Year: abt 1858
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White
  • Birthplace: Indiana
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Relation to Head of House: Head
  • Home in 1930: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Map of Home: View Map
  • Street address: North Street
  • House Number in Cities or Towns: aul.97-99
  • Dwelling Number: 13
  • Family Number: 16
  • Home Owned or Rented: Owned
  • Radio Set: Yes
  • Lives on Farm: Yes
  • Age at First Marriage: 26
  • Attended School: No
  • Able to Read and Write: Yes
  • Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
  • Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
  • Able to Speak English: Yes
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • Robert J Mckee 72
  • Mary H Mckee 72
  • Mary M Reisinger 41
  • Edmie R Reisinger 14
  • Mary H Reisinger 10
  • John J Mackail 1
  • Marjorie Murray 32
  • Nora Mccormick 37
  • Margaret Mccormick 19
  • Margaret Morris 21
  • Owen Mcentagert 52
 

Year: 1940; Census Place: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T627_496; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 1-56

  • Name: James R Mc Kae
  • Age: 82
  • Estimated birth year: abt 1858
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White
  • Birthplace: Indiana
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Relation to Head of House: Head
  • Home in 1940: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Map of Home in 1940: View Map
  • Street: North Street
  • House Number: 361
  • Farm: No
  • Inferred Residence in 1935: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Residence in 1935: Same House
  • Sheet Number: 15B
  • Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 361
  • Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 4000
  • Attended School or College: No
  • Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
  • Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 84
  • Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
  • Income: 0
  • Income Other Sources: Yes
  • Neighbors: View others on page
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • James R Mc Kae 82
  • Quen Mc Centegart 61

  • Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via brother Edward Lodge Mckee by SmartCopy: Nov 30 2015, 0:27:14 UTC
  • Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy: Apr 24 2017, 1:06:08 UTC
  • Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Apr 24 2017, 1:20:25 UTC
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James Robert McKee's Timeline

1857
December 9, 1857
Madison, Jefferson, IN
1887
March 15, 1887
Indianapolis, IN, United States
1888
July 11, 1888
Indianapolis, IN, United States
1942
October 21, 1942
Age 84
Greenwich, Fairfield, CT
October 24, 1942
Age 84
Crown Hill Cemetery (Plot: Sec: 13 Lot: 53), Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana USA