McKay, Bazaleel Gurney

McKay, Bazaleel Gurney

Male 1818 - 1908  (90 years)

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  • Name McKay, Bazaleel Gurney 
    Born 22 Feb 1818  Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Jun 1870  Beaver Falls Township, Renville County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1875  Beaver Falls, Renville County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 20 Jun 1895  Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 12 Jul 1908  Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I13092  Sackett | Descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father Mckay, Daniel,   b. 20 Sep 1778, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1865, River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Edwards, Lydia,   b. Abt 1775-1785,   d. Unknown 
    Married 20 Sep 1804  Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 11 children 
     1. McKay, Lydia Electa,   b. 1 Nov 1805, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1830, near Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. McKay, George Clinton,   b. 14 Sep 1807, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1882, Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. McKay, Mary Ann,   b. 16 May 1809, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1873  (Age 64 years)
     4. McKay, Ferdinand Cecil Dwight,   b. 26 Jul 1811, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1866, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. McKay, William Henry Harrison,   b. 21 Aug 1813, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1899, River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. McKay, Edward Alexander,   b. 21 Aug 1816, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1874, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     7. McKay, Bazaleel Gurney,   b. 22 Feb 1818, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1908, Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. McKay, James Adolphus,   b. 20 Apr 1820, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1900, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. McKay, Joseph Addison,   b. 15 Aug 1822, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     10. McKay, Adelle Clarissa,   b. 31 Jan 1825, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1886, River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     11. McKay, Laura Edwards,   b. 2 Feb 1827, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1900, River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     
    Family ID F5133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McKay, Tryphena,   b. Abt 1820, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1891, Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1841  Griffins Mills, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Mckay, Willis Stephens,   b. 4 Jan 1843, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1843, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mckay, Harlan Page,   b. 21 Jan 1846, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1930, Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Mckay, Angellette Allida,   b. 3 Sep 1847, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Mckay, Henrietta Augusta,   b. 20 Jun 1850, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1865, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     5. McKay, Helen Elizabeth,   b. 30 May 1854, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1889  (Age 35 years)
     6. McKay, Mortimer Lincoln,   b. 20 Sep 1859, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1939, Cable, Bayfield County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. McKay, Elmer Augustus,   b. 21 Aug 1861, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1877, Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F5147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1818 - Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jan 1841 - Griffins Mills, Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mckay, Willis Stephens - 4 Jan 1843 - Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mckay, Harlan Page - 21 Jan 1846 - Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mckay, Angellette Allida - 3 Sep 1847 - Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mckay, Henrietta Augusta - 20 Jun 1850 - Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - McKay, Helen Elizabeth - 30 May 1854 - Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - McKay, Mortimer Lincoln - 20 Sep 1859 - Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - McKay, Elmer Augustus - 21 Aug 1861 - Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1870 - Beaver Falls Township, Renville County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1875 - Beaver Falls, Renville County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 20 Jun 1895 - Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 1908 - Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bazaleel Gurney McKay (1818-1908)
    Bazaleel Gurney McKay (1818-1908)

  • Notes 
    • Sources for the children of Bazaleel and Tryphena:
      1. "Genealogy of the McKay Family", by Dr. James Adolphus McKay", 1896
      2. Death and Marriage records-Redwood and Renville Counties, MN.
      3. Death record-Bayfield County, WI.

  • Sources 
    1. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Apr 2019.
      1870 Census, enumerated 7 Jun 1870 in Town of Beaver, Renville County, Minnesota, United States

      B G Mckay M 52 New York
      Triphena Mckay F 49 New York
      Nellie Mckay F 16 New York
      Mortimer Mckay M 10 New York
      Emer Mckay M 8 New York

      "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDHC-6WW : 12 April 2016), Mortimer Mckay in household of B G Mckay, Minnesota, United States; citing p. 5, family 38, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 830,429.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1479] Minnesota State Census, 1875, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 15 Apr 2019.
      1875 Census, enumerated [no date indicated] 1895 in Beaver Falls, Renville County, Minnesota, United States

      B G Mckay M New York
      Tryphena Mckay F New York
      H P Mckay M New York
      Mortimer Mckay M New York
      Elmer Mckay M New York

      "Minnesota State Census, 1875," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKNR-84L : 30 July 2017), Mortimer Mckay in household of B G Mckay, Beaver Falls, Renville, Minnesota; citing p. 347, line 38, volume R - 1, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 0565727.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1476] Minnesota State Census, 1895, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 15 Apr 2019.
      1895 Census, enumerated 20 Jun 1895 in Redwood Falls, Redwood County, Minnesota, United States

      Mortimer Mckay M 36y N Y
      Elizabeth Mckay F 32y Wisconsin
      Nelly Mckay F 11y Wisconsin
      Elmer Mckay M 8y Dakota
      Edna Mckay F 5y Alabama
      Gerney Mckay M 78y New York

      "Minnesota State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQDQ-F5P : 3 April 2016), Mortimer Mckay, Redwood Falls city, Ward 02, Redwood, Minnesota; citing p. 36, line 10, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,804.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 14 Nov 2019.
      Redwood Gazette (Redwood Falls, Minnesota), 15 Jul 1908, page 2

      OLDEST CITIZEN DIES AT NINETY

      B. G. MeKay Dies at Home in This City, Due to Advanced Age

      With the death of B. Gurney McKay last Saturday, this city loses its oldest citizen and a man whose lifetime spans ninety years, which compass the advent of many inventions and discoveries that have by use come to be considered the necessities
      of daily life. In 1818 there were no railroads or steamboats in use in this country, no matches, at least none corresponding to those now in common use. The telegraph, the daily paper, not to speak of the ocean telegraph cable, the telephone, the harvesting machine and mower, sewing machine and an endless catalogue of simple and complex machines and articles of daily use in the life of today were not in existence in 1818. Mr. MeKay's boyhood was spent in Onondaga county, New York. and be was fond of telling about his recollections of the time preceediug (sic) the construction of the Erie canal and the objections made to the enterprise by the mossbacks of his neighborhood, on the ground that the canal would put the teamsters and horses out of business. His name shows that he was of Scotch descent. and this fact helps explain his childlike religious nature and his habit of answering all hints as to his need of anything in his old age by the observation that the Lord would take care of him.

      The statement that Mr. McKay's grandfather was a soldier in the war for American independence and that his grandmother was an Indian captive at the period of the Wyoming massacre in Pennsylvania helps us to realize how young our country is.

      Mr. McKay was married to Miss Triphena Stevens in 1841, and came west to Wisconsin in 1867, the following year taking a claim in Renville county, near Beaver Falls, where he remained until 1885, since which time he has made this city his home. Here his aged helpmate died in 1891, with only three of seven children born to them surviving. They are Mrs. Angie Earle of Seattle, Wash., Mortimer L. of Cable, Wis., and Harlan P. of this city.

      Mr. McKay has been in feeble health for a year or more, and the final change came almost inperceptibly (sic). He became unconscious Saturday noon, and the feeble lamp of life flickered out at a little past two o'clock the morning following.

      Mr. McKay was for many years an elder in the Presbyterian church of this city, and was buried from that church, kind ladies of the church contributing to make the last service, conducted by the pastor, R. F. Chambers, a very pretty as well as impressive one.


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