Edward D. McKinley


EDWARD DAVID McKINLey, stock raider and farmer in Island Creek Township, who resides with his family on the old Patterson farm of 147 acres, which belongs to his wife, was born in Ohio County, West Virginia, March 22, 1871, and is a son of John W. and Sarah (Waugh) McKinley, who now reside also in Island Creek Township, to which they came in 1874. Mr. McKinley was three years old when his parents came to Jefferson County, and he has made his home here ever since. From the public schools he entered Richmond College, a former well known educational institution which is no longer in existence. On September 3, 1902, Mr. McKinley was married to Miss Laura M. Patterson, who was born in Island Creek Township, April 2, 1874, on the farm on which she has always lived. This land was secured in 1800 by her grandfather, William Patterson and has never since been out of the family. Her father, the late Andrew J. Patterson, was born and spent his life here. Mr. and Mrs. McKinley have one daughter, Martha M., who was born February 8, 1906, on the same day of the month as was her grandfather. Mr. and Mrs. McKinley are members of Mt. Tabor Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he is a trustee. In politics he is a Democrat. He is numbered with the successful agriculturalists of Island Creek Township and is one of the leading sheep raisers.

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