Re: McIlvanie-CO-KS-poss. PA
My great grandfather was Samuel George McIlvanie. He is buried here in Yakima, WA. He had moved from Vernon B.C. in the early part of the last century. He had operated a saw mill in Vernon. Prior to being in Vernon he had lived in Manitoba where he had operated a pulp mill. He had 3 brothers as far as I know and one was named Robert. I do not know the names of the others. Samuel was married to a Katherine Pilgrim and they had 3 daughters and one son. Samuel died around 1934 and was in his late 80's. The son was William Pilgrim McIlvanie who was my grandfather. My father who is also William McIlvanie knows more of the family history than I do.
I would be interested in any information that I could gather.