Van Alstyne Library family history files
J. Hie McKinney
Van Alstyne - Funeral services for J. Hie McKinney, 56, who died
at his home in Quanah Thursday morning are to be held at the First Christian
church in Van Alstyne at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Van
Alstyne cemetery. The local pastor, the Rev. Lloyd Mottley, and the
Rev. Leo Johnstone of Dallas, a former pastor, will officiate.
Mr. McKinney was born in Van Alstyne in January, 1877, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. McKinney. His father was a descendant of the
North Texas pioneer, Collin McKinney, and his mother a member of the Kepler
family who were also pioneers. He received his education in Van Alstyne,
graduating at Old Columbia college and later attending a business college
in Dallas. He was associated with his father in the ginning and milling
business here for many years, assuming entire control upon the death of
his father. He kept the business until 1923 when he disposed of his
interests and became connected with the West Texas Oil and Gin Company.
Later he was promoted to the managership of the company's plants, being
stationed successively at Colorado, Midland, Lubbock and Quanah which was
his home at the time of his death.
He was prominent in Masonry, affiliated with the Mantua lodge at
Whle living in Van Alstyne Mr. McKinney served as superintendent
of the Christian Sunday school for a number of years, he was a member of
the school board and president of the Van Alstyne cemetery association.
In 1899 he was married to Miss Lola Neathery, who with their son
James, two sisters, Misses Gresham and Margie Dell McKinney of McKinney
and a number of other relatives survive him.
Van Alstyne Leader
15 February 1973
Services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Dannel Funeral Chapel
in Sherman for Mrs. Lola Neathery McKinney, 91, who died Saturday night
in a Sherman hospital. Rev. Fred T. Hall of the Central Christian
Church officiated and burial was in Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Born July 25, 1881, at Pilot Grove, she was the daughter of the
late James E. and Georgia Hayes Neathery. She was married to J. Hie
McKinney in 1901 at Van Alstyne. She was a resident of this area
most of her life but had moved here in 1960 from Quanah. She was
a member of Central Christian Church.
Her only survivors are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edith McKinney of
Quanah; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Phillip Reimer of Sherman.