Date of Death: 30 Jul 1917
Subject: William John Kee
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 10 Aug 1917, p. 8

William Kee, one of our highly respected citizens, kindly neighbor and friend, and considerate parent, died at the home of his son, Sherman Kee, near this city, July 30, 1917, in the 81st year of his age.

Mr. Kee was born in Drumore, Ireland, December 25, 1836.  In 1848 he came to the United States, the family locating in Pennsylvania, and later went to Ohio, where he was united in marriage to Augusta Borchers.  To them was born 16 children, 12 of whom survive the father, and are: whom survive the father, and are [sic, repetition]: Walter, of Mound city; Mrs. Sherman Smith, of Princeton, Kansas; Mrs. Stanley Wheethee, of Ottawa, Kans.; Mrs. R. C. Ball, Craig; Mrs. C. A. Clark, Rulo, Neb.; Frank, Lewis, Harry, Perry and Sherman, of Oregon; Mrs. Wm. Knox, Amherst, Nebraska; Mrs. Wm. Clark, Mound City.

Mr. Kee and family came to Andrew county, and of late years, since the death of his wife, which occurred April 15, 1903, he has been making his home with his children, who, in his declining years, lovingly cared for him.

The funeral services were conducted from the Fillmore M. E. church, by Rev. T. A. Clagett, of the Oregon Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. W. C. Johnson, pastor of the Evangelical church, and interment was in the cemetery there, his six sons acting as pall bearers.