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Pioneer passes away at Van Alstyne, Texas

Stricken three weeks ago with heart trouble, Mrs. J.D.L. McKinney, prominent pioneer of this community, died at her home here, at 4 p.m. Monday.  Funeral services were to be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, the Rev. C.H. Campster officiating.  Internment in the Van Alstyne Cemetery was to be directed by Fox-Fanning.
Mrs. McKinney was born at Murpheesboro, Tennessee, July 24, 1857.  She came to Texas in 1866, locating at Jefferson, Texas, there she remained two years before moving to Mantua.  As Miss Maggie Bradley, she was married to the late J.D.L. McKinney Dec. 1, 1878.
Mrs. McKinney joined the Methodist church in childhood and was actively engage in woman's work of the church until her death.  She was the last surviving charter member of the Van Alstyne Methodist Woman's Missionary Society.  She served as its first president and in every office of the organization and was chairman of local work for 20 years.
She is survived by a brother, Dr. R.L. Bradley of Roswell, New Mexico; five children, Sewell McKinney of Tom Bean, Mrs. Eula Ferris, Mrs. Charles Sherill and Minson McKinney of Dallas, and Mrs. Clyde Eagleton of Palo Alto, California; six grandchildren - Margarete Ferris Poindexter of Mansfield, Louisiana, David and Margaret Ann McKinney of Tom Bean, Clyde Eagleton, Jr. of Palo Alto, California, Sarah Ann Sherrill and Billy Burt McKinney of Dallas; and one great-grandchild, Virginia Ann Poindexter.
Pallbearers were to be her nephews - R.S. Fulton and Zack Emerson of Van Alstyne, Jerome McKinney of Denison, Ernest McKinney of Henrietta, Oklahoma, Marcellus Ellison of Sherman, and Robert Drye of New York City.

Name: J. D. L. McKinney
Death Date: 06 Oct 1932
Death Place: Van Alstyne, Grayson, Texas
Cause of Death: Acute Dilalation of Heart
Contributory Cause: Decompression of Heart
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 75 years
Estimated Birth Date: 
Birth Date: 28 Sep 1857
Birthplace: Grayson Co., Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mrs. Maggie Mckinney
Father's Name: Younger Scott Mckinney
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Name: Sarah Jones
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: Nursery Salesman
Place of Residence: Van Alstyne, Grayson, Texas
Undertaker: Yoder & Co., Van Alstyne, Texas
Burial Place: Van Alstyne, Texas
Burial Date: 08 Oct 1932
Informant: Vinson McKinney, Dallas Texas
Certificate Number: 42377
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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