Sunday, July 5, 2009

George Edgar McKinnon Obituary


George Edgar "Ed" McKinnon, 69, a life-long resident of East Liverpool, died Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at his home on Railroad street from acute indigestion. He had been an invalid for 40 years, however, from a rare form of paralysis.

Mr. McKinnon was born June 30, 1870 the son of George Dillow and Julia Colclough McKinnon, residents of Ohio City, now East End. He was a descendant of the famous Indian scout and pioneer, Joseph McKinnon.

Mr. McKinnon's grandfather was George Dillow McKinnon, believed to be the first white child born in Columbiana county.

Before his illness, Mr. McKinnon was a sagger maker in the local potteries his last place of employment being the West End plant. Shortly after becoming ill, he opened a wallpaper store on Mulberry Street and conducted the establishment until 20 years ago when illness forced him to discontinue his business activities.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. Methodist Episcopal church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.

He is survived by his widow, Nellie Dawson McKinnon; one son, Clair D. McKinnon of Ambridge; a granddaughter, Mary Sue McKinnon of Ambridge; an aunt, Mrs. Zilla Davidson of East Liverpool, Ohio, and a niece, Mrs. Edna Whetstone Price of Syracuse, Ohio, a sister Effie McKinnon Whetstone, died previously.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home in charge of Rev. Norman R. Somerville, pastor of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Episcopal church.

Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

Friends may call at the home Monday night.

The Evening Review
Monday August 21, 1939

B. June 30, 1870
D. August 19, 1939

Contributed by Deborah Wall

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