Died-At his home in Richland Township, November 23, 1894, William McKee. Brother McKee was born in McKinggdon County, Ohio, March 20, 1832, came to Iowa in 1853. He was one of the pioneer settlers of this state. He loved home, was a kind father and made home pleasant. About two weeks before his death, he became a Christian and died triumphant in the faith.
Oh called not death t'is life begun! For the waters are past and home is one.
Standing by the dock of a foreign seaport watching the ship leave, I saw a great company weeping for their children, children weeping for their parents. To what port is she bound? And they say to America the land of the free. Then why should you weep when you can cross the sea and be with them. And again I come to the great waters of death. On the shores of time a great company is weeping. Parents weeping for children; and children weeping for parents. Why do you weep for those, who have left on the old ship of Zion. They have gone to a land of plenty and we can go to them. Funeral conducted by Reverend J.J. Burns, assisted by Reverend McCracken.
Leon Reporter-Iowa November 28, 1894
*Leon Reporter was also published on Thursdays. *I do not believe there is a "McKinggdon County" in Ohio, perhaps they meant Muskingum County?