Van Alstyne Library family history files
Early Settler Dies at Age 81
J.H. McKinney Lived at Van Alstyne
Van Alstyne - Jack Handley McKinney, 82, life-time resident of the
Van Alstyne area, died early Sunday morning at his home after an illness
of four weeks. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Christian
church, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Lennox, pastor.
Interment was in Van Alstyne cemetery, with the following pallbearers:
Roy Cantrell, Gus Lewallen, O.A. Stoute, Cage Hunter, Roscoe Carver and
Mr. McKinney was born Dec. 3, 1860, at the old McKinney homestead
east of Van Alstyne, a son of D.L. and Martha McKinney. In 1887 he
was married to Miss Rachel Marr, who died July 3, 1940. The couple
had four children, one dying in infancy and a son, Vernie, a world war
I veteran, died in January 1927. He was one of nine children, six
boys and three girls, all living to be grown. At the time of his
death he was employed at the Interurban station. Mr. McKinney united
with the Christian Church when a young boy.
Survivors are two sons, Ward McKinney of Sherman and Hershall McKinney
of Dallas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, W.T.
McKinney of Fort Worth and John R. McKinney of McKinney; three grandsons
are in the armed forces, Lt. Lynn McKinney, a pilot to the army air forces
in North Carolina; Joe Nathan McKinney of San Diego and Billie Roy McKinney
in foreign service.
Van Alstyne Leader
Mr. & Mrs. Jack McKinney were married Nov. 18, 1887, 51 years
ago, at Cottage Hill, near Van Alstyne. Mr. McKinney was born Dec.
3, 1860, on a farm two miles east of here. Mrs. McKinney was born
April 7, 1864, in Tennessee, and came to Texas in 1870. He is 78.
She is 74. Mr. McKinney has residedhere all his life. Mrs.
McKinney has resided here for 68 years, Both joined the Christian
church 47 years ago. They have two children and ten grandchildren.
Their children are Ward Mckinney, Sherman, and Hershell McKinney, Dallas.