Sandra: Thank you for answering so promptly. The tiny bit of information I have re WJ was found in a 1939 obituary in the Georgetown Herald,Halton, Ontario. It reports on the death of Mary Marie Dukes age 88, the wife of David Swackhammer. Mrs. W.J. McKechnie of Toledo, Ohio, is one of her 4 surviving daughters. I have found the name of one of the two married surviving daughters but have to confirm the name(Laura) of the one married to W.J. No 1st. names were given of the married daughters.
I hope to get to the library soon and to go on to Ancestry.com to try and get more information.I am anxious to find living McKechnie family members who may know something of Thomas Dukes, the above Mary Maria's father. I will let you know if I find anything more. Ishbel