MAGEE, WILLIAM - McDonald County, Missouri | WILLIAM MAGEE - Missouri Gravestone Photos

William MAGEE

Warren Memorial Gardens Cemetery
McDonald County,

1 Nov 1807 Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
11 May 1882 McDonald Co MO
Husband of Melvina "Levina" Rutherford Piper
Marriage: 28 Aug 1845 Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois

The information below is from Goodspeed's 1888 History of McDonald/Newton Counties of Missouri. The dates do not match the dates on the headstone nor from other documents found on Ancestry. (Please do your own research to determine if this is the William Magee who is your ancestor.)

"William Magee (deceased) was born in Pennsylvania on October 30, 1808. He was a son of John Magee (deceased). When quite small William Magee's parents took him to Erie County, Penn., where he received a fair education in the common schools. When a young man he went to Cass County, Ill., and was married on August 28, 1845, to Mrs Malvina Piper, widow of Samuel M. Piper and daughter of Joseph Rutherford. Mrs. Magee was born in Knox County, near Knoxville, Tenn., and when but eight years of age removed with her parents to Illinois. She is the mother of two children by her first marriage, viz.: Mary A. and Samuel M. The latter was a soldier for the Union in the late war, and was killed in the battle of Trenton, Tenn., the first engagement in which he participated. By her marriage with Mr. Magee she is the mother of ten children, eight of whom are living. The are Emily J., Jasper N., E. Ellen, John J., Julius R., Benjamin F., Susan M., and Charles B. Mr. Magee came to McDonald County, MO in 1867. Two years later he located on the farm in Pineville Township where his widow and children still reside. He was a prosperous farmer, and was held in high esteem by all who know him. His death occured at his home on May 11, 1883."

Contributed on 12/1/19 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 12/1/19 • Approved: 5/15/22 • Last Updated: 5/18/22 • R823660-G0-S3

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