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Turner E. McKinney
9 June 1875 (Anna, TX) - 18 September 1932 (Gordonville, TX)
s/o Jarrett N. McKinney & Lucy Leslie

Ella L. McKinney
21 January 1877 - 8 March 1965

Van Alstyne Library family history files

Dr. McKinney Passes Away
Was Prominent Grayson County Physician; Home was at Gordonville
Dr. Turner McKinney, 58 years old, a practicing physician of Gordonville, died Sunday a 1 a.m.  Death came three hours after he suffered a heart attack while administering professional service.
A grandson of Collin McKinney, for whom Collin County and the town of McKinney were named, Dr. McKinney had practiced medicine in the Gordonville community for 30 years.  He was a director in the Red River Valley Fair association and was one of the leading breeders of thoroughbred Jersey cattle in North Texas.
Dr. McKinney was born in the old Mantua community near Van Alstyne and remained in that section until he was a young man.
Funeral services were to be held at 4 p.m. at the Methodist church in Van Alstyne following  a 15-minute service at 1 p.m. at the family home.  The Rev. Paul Cardwell, Methodist minister at Irving, the Rev.H.S. Porter, pastor of the Van Alstyne Methodist church, and J.D.L. McKinney, a relative, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Van Alstyne cemetery under the auspices of the Masons of Sherman, Gordonville and Van Alstyne.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ella McKinney, and two daughters, Miss Nadine McKinney of Cashion, Wichita county, and Frances Sue; one son, William (Billy) McKinney of Lubbock, and a brother, Clarence McKinney of Oklahoma.
His mother, Mrs. Lucy McKinney, 83 years old, of Collinsville, also survives.  His father, Dr. J.N. McKinney, died a short time ago.
Will Leslie of Sherman is an uncle.
Dr. McKinney had been a member of the Grayson county school board for two years when he died.  He was a member of the Methodist church, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a Mason.  He was born June 9, 1875.
Dannel-Scott funeral home of Sherman had charge of funeral arrangements.

Ellouise  McKinney
31 December 1904 - 29 October 1927
d/o Dr. T.E. & E.E. McKinney

McKinney (TX) Weekly Gazette
Nov. 3, 1927
p 1
Taken by Death
Sherman, Texas, Nov 1 - News has been received at Sherman of the death in Wichita Falls of Miss Elouise McKinney, daughter of Dr. andMrs. T. E. McKinney of Gordonville, Grayson county, after an illness of several months.
Miss McKinney was about 19 years old and was connected with one of the banks at Iowa Park. After graduating from the high school at 
Whitesboro she attended a business college at Sherman, entering the business world following the completion of her business course.
Funeral services will be held at van Alstyne Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial at the Van Alstyne cemetery.
Miss McKinney was a niece of Mayor Will Leslie of Sherman and Col. Turner Leslie of Van Alstyne. Her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. J. N. McKinney, live at Collinsville.

Van Alstyne Library family history files

Van Alstyne Leader

Miss Ellouise McKinney, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T.E. McKinney, of Gordonville, died in a hospital at Wichita Falls, Saturday, October 29, after an illness of several months.  The body was brought to Van Alstyne Sunday, and funeral services, conducted by the Rev. J.W. Slagle, pastor of the Methodist church and the Rev. E.D. Henson, pastor of the Christian church here, were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.  Burial was made in the Van Alstyne cemetery.
Miss McKinney was graduated from the Whitesboro high school and attended a business school at Sherman.  Immediately following her completion of the business course, she entered the business world, and at the time she was stricken with the fatal illness she was an employee of a bank at Iowa Park.
Fifty or sixty people from Gordonville and many other friends and relatives attended the funeral service.
She was a niece of colonel Turner Leslie of this city, and had a number of other relatives here.
Besides her father and mother, she is survived by her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. J.N. 
McKinney of Collinsville.

Van Alstyne Leader
25 November 1926

Miss Ellouise McKinney, granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. N. McKinney of Collinsville and daughter of Dr. T. E. McKinney of Gordonville departed from this world into the hands of her maker Saturday, Oct. 28, at twelve o'clock.  She was twenty-two years of age, just in the bloom of womanhood and fully prepared for a successful future.  The reason for the untimely going of this beautiful, Christian girl is not known to this world but that part of it matters not because from every indication she was anxious and ready to meet her God.  In the latter days, while upon the bed of affliction she stated that she was just as sure of Heaven as there is a certainty and that she had rather go than stay.
She was a true, life time Methodist who was baptized in infancy and thereafter joined the church and lived the remainder of her life in faithful service for the Maker.
We loved ones lack the words to express our infinite love for Ellouise and for this reason we mourn her going because we will miss her on earth but we have the scriptural consolation that if we live the Christly life that she did, we will verily and surely meet her in that eternal city whose builder and maker is God and where there is no parting of those who love him and rejoice upon his calling.
Won't that be a happy meeting?
This live is sweet but Ellouise has gone on to a life that is far more sweeter and precious and eternal in a happy inexpressible in words.
The funeral service was held at the Methodist church of Van Alstyne where practically a generation of McKinneys, together with hordes of loved ones assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to Ellouise on this earth and to receive as reassured consolation that she was gone to that beautiful home of the soul where time has no limits.  Two Methodist ministers, a Christian minister and J. D. L. McKinney had charge of the funeral service after which the body was laid to rest in the Van Alstyne cemetery.

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