Link to MCKONS: Mr. & Mrs. W. J. McKemie Interview Part 1 – July 8, 1981
by Edward Akin, published by B. B. Comer Library and located at the Alabama Mosaic website.
8 June 1994
Part One (Audio File)
Mr. & Mrs. W. J. McKemie Interview Part 1 – July 8, 1981
Part Two (Audio File)
Mr. & Mrs. W. J. McKemie Interview Part 2 – July 8, 1981
Mr. & Mrs. W. J. McKemie Interview Part 1 & 2 – July 8, 1981
Akin, Edward. “Mr. & Mrs. W. J. McKemie Interview Part 1 – July 8, 1981.” Alabama Mosaic. July 8, 1981. Accessed December 4, 2015. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/sylacauga/id/151.
Added to the McKemie One Name Study Biography section today:
From: A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio, With Illustrations and Sketches of its Representative Men and Pioneers; Cincinnati Ohio. Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882.
Pages 361 – 366.
John C. McKEMY, late judge of the common pleas court in Darke County, but now a resident of Hamilton, was born May 5, 1835, in Lexington, Virginia. His father and mother, William and Elizabeth (KIRKPATRICK) McKEMY, were both natives of Virginia, and descendants of the earliest settlers of that State. Both are now dead, the former having died April 8, 1882, aged seventy-nine. Farming was their life vocation, and they resided in their native State until death. W. D. McKEMY, a brother of John C., who was educated by the latter, after serving in the rebel army throughout the Rebellion, and for a long time a prisoner, being captured at the battle of the Wilderness, is now judge of probate at Dayton, and a lawyer of excellent ability.
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In honor of Veteran’s Day, I thought I would do a little profile of one of my DORRIE ancestors.
My maternal grandfather served as a Marine during WWII and Korea. The most memorable image I have of him is the one here. He looks so young, but so very proper and gentlemanly. This, naturally, led to my being curious about his military career.
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Several years ago, I found an old-timey Wild West paperback featuring the exploits of Robert “Little Reddy” McKimie. I didn’t have the book, and at the time, Googling was a dead end. (Yes, really, there was such a time when Googling led to diddly squat!) More recently, I was trying to decide what to do as an inaugural post for the blog, something that would set the tone and yet not be all “well, here I am”. Once I decided to begin as I meant to go on, deciding to explore the shenanigans of Little Reddy was a no-brainer.
Robert is mentioned in a number of books featuring tails of the “Wild West” of Texas and Ohio. He gained a rather solid reputation, both as a kind and generous man and as a notorious killer, depending on who you asked.
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