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(06 Oct 1820 - 31 July 1897) was born in Ireland or possibly Scotland.
Family tradition has it the McKain family came from County Down,
Ireland. He married Jane Morrow (10 May 1818 - 28 June
1897) of County Down, Ireland. They both died in Volinia, Cass County,
MI and are buried in the Nicholsville Cemetery, Cass County, MI. The
Nicholsville Cemetery is located approximately 3 miles west of
Marcellus. Go west on Marcellus HWY and then north about 1 mile (SW of
Finch Lake)Thomas & Jane came to the USA in 1849 on "a six week
packet trip" and Thomas & Jane came to the USA in 1849 -- "a six
week packet trip" and 1st settled in Rochester, NY or (Honeoye, Ontario,
NY) Honeoye Falls (nearby) in Monroe County before coming to MI, first
in Niles (1853) and later (1856) to Porter Township, Van Buren, MI. In
the 1860 census they are in Porter Twp. In the 1869 Van Buren County
Gazeteer he is listed as a landowner in Section 20 of Van Buren Co. Tom
was a cooper and Jane was a member of the Presbyterian church and had a
twin sister Esther Forbes.
Max McKain letter (June 1984): "An interesting story my Grandmother
(Clara Guilfoil McKain?) used to tell, why the Irish McKains weren't
Catholic. It seems Ireland was ruled by the Catholic Church in the early
1800's. They had a curfew in different areas and you had to be on your
property at a certain time of night. A priest who had it in for
(probably Thomas) probably skipping too many masses, engaged him in
conversation outside his gate and when curfew sounded laid his hand on
him to place him under arrest. Thomas hauled off and decked him, his
head hitting the cobblestone. He thought he had killed him and that
night the family sailed to America. Needless to say they were Protestant
after that. I am sure my great grandmother embellished the story but
there might be some truth to it."
The caption on the back of the portrait of Tom & Jane (Morrow) McKain reads:
B. May 25, 1817 Ireland
d. Aug 7, 1897 Volinia, Mich.
Jane Morrow McKain
B. Feb. 25, 1816 Ireland County Down Ire
came to America 1849
First two children
Allen & David b. in Ireland
Obituary for Thomas McKain
who died on 31 July 1897 (unknown newspaper--possibly Marcellus News):
"Thomas McKain was born in Ireland in 1818 and died at his home in
Volinia Saturday morning July 31st. In 1836 he married Jane Morrow, they
came to America in 1849. Mrs. McKain died but a few months ago. Rev.
J.H. Hammond preached the funeral sermon and the interment was in the
CARD OF THANKS We
return our sincere thanks to the kind friends and neighbors who
assisted us during the last sickness and burial of our father. HIS
Obituary of Jane Morrow McKain
June 28, 1897 (probably Marcellus News): "Jane Morrow was born in Down
county, Ireland, February 25, 1816. She was married to Thomas McKain in
1836, and came to America in the spring of 1849. They lived in the state
of New York seven years and then came to Michigan and made their home
in Porter, Van Buren county. Eight children were born to them, seven of
whom, with her husband, survive her. They were all with her in the last
moments, which was a great joy to her as she retained her mind till
within a few hours of her passing away. She asked if they would all be
with her and when told they would said, "O, I am so, happy, happy,
happy." She was prepared and willing to go. The last words one of her
sons could catch were, "In my Father's Kingdom, on the first floor." She
had been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church in her old home.
She was a true wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor, beloved by
young and old. Knowing how bright and good everything seemed to her we
truly feel that her last years were her best.
CARD OF THANKS
We return our sincere thanks to the kind friends who assisted us during the last sickness and burial of our wife and mother.
THOMAS MCKAIN AND FAMILY"
Last Will & Testament of Jane McKain
Oct. 6, 1820
July 01, 1897
May 10, 1818
June 28, 1897
Jane McKain portrait
Jane McKain portrait (stained) Please contact Jim Adams (adamsmckain at gmail.com) if you have a better copy of this portrait.
and her family. Harry A. Adams (standing) son of Geore & Effie
Adams, Hazel G Adams (in front of Harry), Helen M. Adams (long curls),
Hyldred E, Clare Adams (in front of Hazel) daughter of Archie, Carl,
Thomas & Jane (Morrow) McKain had 8 children:
1. Allen McKain (b. 1839 - 07 Feb 1893) He married, Mary who died 18 May 1928. They both are buried in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY.
Obituary for Allen McKain from the Adams-McKain reunion books: ""OBSEQUIES OF ALLEN MCKAIN An Unusually Large Funeral This Afternoon.
has the death of a private citizen caused more universal regret
throughout the whole city than that of Allen McKain, and seldom has the
dead been followed to its last resting place by a more imposing cortege
of citizens. The entire plant of D.M. Osborne & Co. (farm implement
company) was shut down this aftrnoon and crape streamers of mourning
waved in the breeze from every entrance.
2:30 o'clock this afternoon private services were held at the home of
the deceased for the family, conducted by Rev. Willia Searls, D.D. and
Rev. William Hubbard, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The
services were very simple, consisting of a brief prayer and the reading
of an appropriate psalm.
At 3 o'clock
the concluding services were held at the First Presbyterian church. The
large auditorium was copletely filled with sorrowing friends, gathered
to pay a last tribute of respect for the dead. Over six hundred
employees of D.M. Osborne & Co. with whom the deceased had for so
many years bee numbered, occupied reserved seats in the body of the
The services were very simple,
Rev. Mr. Hubbard offered prayer and read suitable passages of Scripture
and a brief but feeling eulogy was delivered by Rev. Dr. Searls, a life
long friend of the deceased. Mrs. C.M. Elliot sang two solos, "Nearer My God to Thee," the favorite hymn of Mr. McKain, and "Sometime We'll Understand." The latter was very appropriate and is appended:
SOMETIME WE'LL UNDERSTAND
Now now, but in the coming years
It may be in the better land
We'll read the meaning of our tears
And there, sometime, we'll understand
Then trust in God through all thy days;
Fear not for He doth hold thy hand;
Though dark the way, still sing and praise
Sometime, sometime, we'll understand
We'll catch the broken threads again
And finish what we here began
Heaen will the mysteries explain
And then, ah then, we'll understand
We'll know why clouds instead of sun
Were over many a cherished plan
Why song has ceased when scarce begun
'Tis there, sometime, we'll understand
Why what we long for most of all
Elludes so oft our eager hand
Why hopes are crushed and castles fall
Up there, sometime we'll understand
God knows the way, He holds the key
He guides me with unerring hand
Sometime with tearless eyes we'll see
Yes, there, up there, we'll understand
bearers were G.W. Allen, D.A. Smith, John Underwood, Charles
Schellenger, D.J. Cuykendall of this city; Fred White of Scranton, Pa.,
David Herbert of Philadelphia, Pa.
floral tributes were handsome and elaborate, among them being: Gates
Ajar, J.C. Stout, Dexter A. Smith, D.J. Cuykenall, W.B. Hislop, C.A.
Smith, L.W. Stevens, J.E. Storke, Bernard Timmerman, Cyrenus Wheeler,
jr., C.D. MacDougall, William Cosgrove, David Herbert, Thomas McCrea;
shield, Machine Shop No. 1; broken wheel, Mower room; Rock of Ages, mill
employees; A.O.U. W. crescet; triangle, Cayuga Lodge of K. of P.;
broken wheel, superintendent and foreman of D.M. Osborne & Co.;
massive harp, "at rest" on base, D.M. Osborne & Co.; pillow
"faithful", G.W. Allen; cross, George B Parks; wreath, E.D. Metcalf;
wreath, Mrs. D.M. Osborne and family; crescent, Dr. and Mrs. Searls and
Mrs. E.A. Woodin; crescent, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Kosters; crescent, H.B.
Fay; wreath, W.H. Maynard, pillow, Mr. and Mrs. F.R. White; basket, Mr.
and Mrs. T. Peterson and Charles Elger; basket, Mr. and Mrs. Broad.
Interment was in Fort Hill Cemetery"
Fort Hill cemetery 19 Fort Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Located in the city of Auburn
Location of plot: Glen Alpine 44 1
Mary is buried in: Glen Alpine 44
Source: www.rootsweb.com/~nycayuga/cem/cem1_M.htm (link no longer works)
2. David McKain
(b. 1842 08 April 1908). He was born in County Down, Ireland and
married Sarah ("Aunt Sate") Essington (19 Sep 1850 - 07 July 1937) in
Odell, IL on 10 Dec 1878. She was born in England and both are buried in
New Carisle, IN.
Obituary of David McKain:
"David McKain was born in Down county, Ireland in the year 1842 and
came to America with his parents when he was seven years old. He lived
in the state of New York until he was sixteen, when he came to Niles,
Mich., where he worked with his father in the Lambert or Lambeth cooper
shop, gaining what schooling he could at the Union High School, going
there to Porter, Van Buren county, Mich., where he lived until the war
broke out, when he enlisted, being the first man from his town to enter
the ranks. Enlisting as a three month's man in the First Michigan
Infantry and re-enlisting again in the same regiment when the time
expired. He was in both battles of Bull Run and was discharged for
wounds received in the second battle. After a year's absence he again
enlisted in the 10th Michigan Calvary, where he served until the close
of the war. He returned to his old home in Porter, remaining for a short
time, when he went to Odell, IL., where he met Miss Sarah Essington
whom he married Dec. 10, 1878. They moved to Peabody, Kan., remaining
for three years. They also spent some time in Missouri. They came to New
Carlisle eighteen years ago (1890) where he has lived until the call
came to enter the ranks of commrades gone before. The call was all too
promptly answered as his sudden death came as a great shock to his
friends and relatives April 8th, 1908.
was a man that always took an active part in social and political life,
never seeking office for himself, but was an able and enthusiastic
worker for his friends. Dave McKain was well known in all the
communities where he lived, loved by his friends, and feared by his
opponents, a good citizen, dearly loving his adopted country, a brave
and true soldier and comrade and a loving husband and brother. He leaves
a wife, also three sisters and three brothers, all who were able to be
at the funeral service. We can only say, "Those who knew him best, loved
funeral services were conducted at the residence Saturday morning by
Rev. D. A. Grime. Interment at the New Carlisle cemetery.
in attendance from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Will McKain, of
Jackson, Mich.; Joseph McKain, of Detroit, Mich.; James McKain, Decatur,
Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Kinney of Ostemo, Mich.; Mrs. Jane Adams, Mrs.
Effie Adams, Chester Adams and Mason Adams, of Marcellus, Mich.; Mrs.
Copley and daughter, Lena of Chicago; Edward Bunting, of Dwight, Ill.;
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Luce, of Marseilles, Ill.; and Sue R. Essington, of
Princeton, Ill. Card of Thanks The wife, brothers and sisters of the
late David McKain desire to thank the many kind friends and neighbors
for their help and sympathy during their bereavement.
Obituary of Sarah Essington McKain Mrs. Sarah McKain, New Carlisle (word missing)
New Carlisle, Ind. July (word missing)
Funeral services for Sarah McKain, 86, who died Wednesday morning at
her home here following an illness of two weeks are to be held at 2:30
p.m. Friday at the McKain residence.
Rev. A. L. Sevenson is (to) officiate and burial is to be in the New
Carlisle cemetary. Mrs. McKain was born September, 19 (word missing) in
England. She had resided in New Carlisle for the past 40 years.
McKain's husband, D (word missing) died 30 years ago. Surviving (word
missing) two daughters. The body m(ay) be viewed at the residence
un(word missing) hour of the funeral.
3. James McKain (b. 1845, d. 1916). Born in Ireland.
4. Jane Woods McKain (02 Jan 1847 - 22 Feb 1913). She was born in County Down, Ireland and married Uriah Mason Adams in Porter Township, Van Buren County, MI on 19 April 1865. Both are buried in Bly Cemetery, Marcellus, Cass County, MI.
Jane Woods McKain portrait (from Muriel Brown's photo album. Courtesy of Robert Brown)
Jane Woods McKain and her 8 grandchildren (Harry, Hazel, Helen, Hyldred, Clare, Carl, Ruth Sykes)
Obituary of Jane Woods McKain:
Jane Woods McKain was born in County Downs, Ireland, Jan. 2, 1847, and
died Feb 22, 1913. She came with her parents to Honeyeye Falls, New
York. Later when a child, they came to Niles, Mich., and when she had
grown to womanhood they came to Porter, Mich., where she was united in
marriage to Uriah M. Adams April 19, 1865, and settled on the farm where she died. Six children came to bless this union: Mrs. Effie Adams of Marcellus, Chester and Archie of Porter, Mrs. Mary Sykes of Benton Harbor, Mason of South Bend and Ross
of Kalamazoo. After the death of the father, which occurred at the home
farm July 5, 1900, she moved to Marcellus, where she lived except when
with her children, her death occuring at the old homestead while
visiting her son, Chester.
This loss will be most keenly felt she being a very devoted mother and a
wise counseler to her children. Besides the children there are left
eleven grandchildren, two sisters, three brothers and a host of friends
who will remember her many acts of kindness. She was always ready to
help those who needed her most. Truly her life was one of usefulness,
always helping to bear the burdens of others. Although not affiliated
with any church, she believed in the teachings of the Bible. She was
bourne to her last resting place by her four sons and two sons-in-law.
Mrs. Jane Adams, aged 66, of Marcellus, mother of county physician, Dr. R. U. Adams,
died suddenly of apoplexy while on a visit to her farm near Marcellus.
She was one of the pioneers of Cass county and owned a number of large
farms in both Cass and Van Buren counties. Dr. Adams will be away from
the city until the burial.
The death of Mrs. Jane Adams occurred Saturday morning, Feb. 22, 1913, while visiting her son, Chester H. Adams. The out of town relative attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Sykes and children of Benton Harbor, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Adams of South Bend, Dr. R. U. Adams
of Kalamazoo, Mr. and Mrs. J. McKain of Detroit , Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
McKain of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Sarah McKain of New Carlisle, Ind., and Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Copley of Decatur.
Jane is 2nd youngest of 4 brothers and 3 sisters and last of her family to die.
In the 1910 census she was living with her daughter, Effa and son-in-law, George (1859-1941) on East Dibble St. in Marcellus (across the street from St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
Jane McKain Adams died Sat AM 22 FEB 1913 while visiting her son Chester H. Adams. Out of town relatives attending were: Mr. & Mrs. Claude P. Sykes of Benton Harbor; Mr. & Mrs. M.C. Adams of South Bend, IN; Dr. R.U. Adams of
Kalamazoo, Mr. & Mrs. J. McKain of Detroit, Mr. & Mrs. William
McKain of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Sarah McKain of New Carlisle, IN; and Mr.
& Mrs. Earl Copley
of Decatur. She came with her parents to Honoeye Falls, NY. Later when
she was a child they came to Niles, MI and came to Porter in womanhood.
Left children, 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 3 brothers. Rev. H.A. Decker
of Scottville preached the sermon.
Age at death: 66 years, 1 month, 21 days
5. Mary McKain (12 Nov 1847 - 27 Nov 1929) married Nathan S. Kinney (09 March 1844 - 1927) on 04 Feb1869 in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, MI. She was born in County Antrim, Ireland.
Three McKain Sisters: Mary (Kinney), Esther (Copley), Jane (Adams). (from Muriel Brown's photo album. Courtesy of Robert Brown) The McKain Sisters Photograph -- Daughters of Thomas & Jane Morrow McKain of Ireland
Jane Woods McKain Adams (02 Jan 1847 - 22 Feb 1913), Mary McKain Kinney (12 Nov 1847 - 27 Nov 1929), Esther McKain Copley (1852 - 1927). Jane Woods McKain Adams is the grandmother of Dr. U. M. Adams & great grandmother of James R. Adams. A similar photograph was donated by John K. Adams of Ypsilanti, MI (18 Dec 2004) see below
6. Nathaniel ("Nate") Joseph McKain
(08 Nov 1851 - 21 Nov 1940) married Nora Helen Taylor (d. 17 Jan 1919)
in 1894. "Uncle Nate" was born in Rochester, NY and died in Detroit,
Wayne County, MI. Both are buried in Parma (Mason), MI.
Joe McKain reading the Detroit Free Press
Joe McKain He
spent his boyhood in Lawton & Paw Paw. In the 1870 census, he is
listed in the Uri and Jane Adams household. Notes from reunion book (Effa Mae Adams):
Joe McKain went to work for the MI Central RR in 1873 at the age of 20
and retired at the age of 70 working as a conductor for 50 years.
Obituary of Nathaniel Joseph McKain:
JOSEPH McKAIN, FORMER M. C. CONDUCTOR, DIES IN DETROIT
Mr. Joseph McKain, died suddenly at his home in Detroit, Mich.,
on the morning of November 21, 1940, at the age of 89 years and 12
days. Mr. McKain was born in Rochester, N. Y., November 8, 1851, the son
of Jane Morrow and Thomas McKain, the second youngest of three sisters
and four brothers, all of whom have preceded him in death. The McKain
family came to Niles, Mich., in 1853 and later to Porter township, where
Mr. McKain spent his boyhood, attending school in Lawton and Paw Paw.
At the age of 20 years, he went to work on the Michigan Central
railroad, where he worked as a conductor for 50 years, retiring at the
age of 70 years. He was married to Norah Taylor of Parma, Mich., in
1894, who died in 1919. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jane McKain
Pomeroy, and 12 nieces and nephews, also a large circle of friends and
neighbors, who will greatly miss his cheery greeting and genial
personality. Funeral services were held at his home in Detroit, November
23, with burial at Parma, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. Mr.
McKain was the brother of the late Mrs. Uriah Adams of Porter, Mrs.
Esther Copley of Decatur, Mary McKain of Oshtemo, and Will McKain, who was also a conductor on the Michigan Central railroad. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Adams of Porter and Dr. Uriah Adams of Marcellus attended the funeral services at Detroit.
Obituary of Mary Jane (McKain) (Pomeroy) Cain
MARY JANE CAIN
Jane Cain, 79, a homemaker, died November 25, 1990 in Life Care Center
of Scottsdale, AZ. Mrs. Cain was born October 11, in Andover, VT. She
moved to AZ in 1974 from Troy, MI. Mrs. Cain worked as a receptionist
for an architectural firm in Detroit, and was a former model who
appeared in LIFE magazine and Reader's Digest. She was a member of St.
Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church in Scottsdale. Survivors include her
husband, Anthony B. (Tony) Cain, Stepdaughter, Frances M. Slote of NY,
and one step grandchild.
Obituary of Anthony "Tony" Cain
Former Harlan County Resident Dies in Arizona
Anthony "Tony" Cain died Saturday, June 27, 1992 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"Tony" was born on July 13, 1907 near Republican City, Nebraska to Alice J. Hannagan and Daniel F. Cain.
He attended school in Republican City and Orleans, Nebraska and graduated from Marquette University in 1933.
Tony married Mae Kieffer in 1931. She died suddenly in 1957. He later married Mary Jane McKain and she died in 1990.
was Project Engineer for large construction companies in the Baltimore,
MD, Milwaukee, Wisc. and Detroit, Mich. areas during his working
career. He retired in 1974 and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. he was
Building Committee Chairman and instrumental in building the new St.
Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church in Scottsdale.
was a devout member of St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church in
Scottsdale and a life time member of the Knights of Columbus and the
is survived by one daughter, Frances M. and Stan Slote, White Plains,
New York, two granddaughters, Alice DuBon and Ann Johnson, one great
grandchild, a special grand-niece, Jean Hoffman Koskinen and numerous
nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by both parents, 2 wives, Mae and Mary Jane, two
brothers, Vincent and Francis and 3 sisters, Sister Zita, Sister Vincent
(Edith) Cain and Gussie Burbach.
Memorial Mass was held July 20, 1992 at St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Arizone at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials are to be sent to St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church. 1030 Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 852
Pictures submitted by Jack Adams of Ypsilanti, MI on 14 April 2005. Can also be found in Reunion Books. Uncle Joe is the Great Grand Uncle of Jack Keith Adams.
7. Esther McKain (b. 1852, d. between 13-23 May 1927) was born in Rochester, NY. She married Edward Edwin Bennett Copley.
8. William McKain (25
Sep 1856 - 14-18 Feb 1923) was born in Niles, Berrien County, MI. He
married Clara Guilfoil (April 1867 - 03 Dec 1947) on 19 Oct 1882. They
are both buried in Evergreen Cemetery, 901 Greenwood Avenue, Jackson, MI
He was employed by the
MI Central RR for 44 years, most of it as a passenger conductor
(Detroit-Chicago, later Kalamazoo-Chicago). The family lived in Jackson,
MI for 30 years and Kalamazoo for 9 years and in Decatur the last two
years of his life after his retirement. One source has him interred at
Notes from reunion book (Effa Mae Adams):
Uncle Will McKain died Feb 14, 1923. Went on RR Feb 15, 1877. Quit on
account of sickness in 1919. (MI Central RR, now the NY Central RR)
Obituary of William McKain
McKain was born at Niles, Mich., September 25, 1856, and passed away at
his home in this village February 18, at the age of sixty-six years.
For over forty-four years he was employed by the Michigan Central as a
trainman, and served part of that time as a passenger conductor, his run
being between Detroit and Chicago. The family resided at Jackson over
thirty years, at Kalamazoo nine years, and two years ago, when failing
health compelled him to give up active work on the road, Mr. and Mrs.
McKain came to Decatur to live. He leaves to mourn his passing a wife,
one son, a grandson, one brother and two sisters, besides many friends
not only in the cities where he has formally resided, but in Decatur. He
was a kind, considerate husband and father, a faithful worker and a
congenial friend. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday
afternoon, Rev. W. E. Calow, officiating. Interment at Lakeside. Those
from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. E. J. McKain,
Joseph McKain, A. J. Guilfoil, of Detroit; E. J. Guilfoil and wife of
Wyandotte; M. J. Schaberg and wife, Dr. and Mrs. R. U. Adams,
C. H. Curtis, Mrs. E. Rhodes, Mrs. M. Jackson, of Kalamazoo; Mrs. M. J.
Guilfoil, Mr. and Mrs. John Manson, Mrs. May Connely, of Jackson; Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Sykes, Misses Mildred and Hazel Adams, of Benton Harbor; Mrs. Ray Mitchell of Lawton; Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Kinney of Oshtemo; Mrs. George Adams, Marcellus; Mr and Mrs. Archie Adams, of Schoolcraft; Mr and Mrs. Chester Adams of Vicksburg.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who in any way assisted during the long illness of husband and father.
Mrs. Clara McKain
Son, Earl Joseph McKain
Grandson, Max William McKain
ONE OF OLDEST M. C. CONDUCTORS SUCCUMBS
McCain, who up to the time of his retirement about four years ago, was
among the oldest conductors in point of service on the Michigan Central
railroad, died at his home in Decatur, Wednesday night, from Bright's
disease. Mr. McCain was will known to railroad men on the line between
Kalamazoo and Chicago, which comprised his run. He leaves his wife and a
son, Earl McCain of Detroit. Funeral will be held from the home in
Decatur at 3, Saturday afternoon.
Max McKain Death Notice
Max William McKain died 31 Oct 1996 at the age of 83 years and 11
months. Graveside services were held 06 Nov 1996 and interment is at the
Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA. Max was born 30 Nov 1912 in
Jackson, MI to Earl & Lillian (Hills) McKain. Max is the grandson of
of William & Clara (Guilfoil) McKain and the great-grandson of
Thomas & Jane (Morrow) McKain. Thomas & Jane were born in
Ireland. they had 3 children in Ireland and 5 in the United States. They
moved to New York in the spring of 1849. Their 6th child, William was
born 25 Sep 1856. William's sister, Jane (Woods) McKain married Uri
Mason Adams 19 April 1865. Max married Myrtle Rosebud Snead 26 Aug 1936
in Jackson, MI. They had 2 sons: Michael & Ronald. Max lived in
Kalamazoo from 1935 - 1947 and moved to California in 1947. He was a
sales manager of a coffee company from 1936 - 1957. He worked in a post
office in Covina, CA.
Photograph of the McKain Sisters: -- (Courtesy of Jack Adams) Handwritten note on the back of the picture: "Left to right circa 1860-1865. Jane Adams, Mary Kinney, Esther McKain Copley."
don't know any history on the picture other than what I told you
earlier, it obviously originated at the farm, I think I said that Jane
bought a house in Marcellus which eventually my grand parents moved into
and probably the picture was there and was brought to Detroit when we
moved there in 1925, or there-abouts. Another theory I have is---in the
early 1930's my grandparents, Hazel,
and I, went back to Marcellus to clean out the barn that sat on the
back of the lot. I can remember, in the loft there was all kinds of
junk, and I'd venture to say that a lot of stuff got thrown away that
should have been kept. I took possession of a glass dish with General
Grant's inpression in the center which I still have hanging on the wall.
I have no idea who owned it originally. So, perhaps the picture was
brought to Detroit at that time also. I think you know these houses were
on Dibble St. east of the Grand Trunk Depot.
The first house that Effa May
and George lived in was half a block east of the depot, they lost that
to whoever held the mortgage on it, perhaps about 1910-15. GG Jane died
in 1913 but I don't know if they moved in with her before she died or
My grandmother held title to
it and rented it for a number of years, I remember at one point some
people by the name of Streeter lived in it and they paid $9.00 a month
rent for it. She finally sold it to Ina Reynolds who lived next door for
$900.00, I am guessing but I think it was about 1935.