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Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lindsay McKay

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lindsay McKay

Female 1851 - 1917  (65 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lindsay McKay 
    Born 14 Aug 1851  Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1917  North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Aug 1917  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I37528  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2011 

    Father Alexander P. McKay,   b. 13 Jan 1819, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1885, poss, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret W.,   b. Abt 1823, , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860, poss, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Family ID F18133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Cullen Whipple,   b. 17 Oct 1845, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1875, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1873  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Walter Alexander Whipple,   b. 21 Mar 1875, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1967, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F18131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 George Wood,   b. 16 Oct 1842, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1925  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1886  Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Mackay Wood,   b. Dec 1886, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1942, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. Harold M. Wood,   b. Oct 1891, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Jun 1900, of, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F18132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1851 - Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Nov 1873 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1886 - Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1917 - North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1917 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Joanne_Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 10 Mar 1999.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Cullen Whipple," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 26 Oct 2002. Cites RI Marriages Index (1870-1885).

      !SOURCE: Email from Jeff Congdon (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 12 Jan 2003. "Proper name is Elizabeth." Gives birth 1852.

      !SOURCE: Email from Jeff Congdon (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 3 Feb 2004. "I think Alexander's daughter, Elizabeth McKay, is buried in the Old North Burial Ground or Swan Point, but under her name by her second marriage."

      !SOURCE: Email from Christopher Congdon (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 15 Apr 2010. Cites/notes the following:
      • 8 Jun 1900 Census of District 19, Providence, Ward 2, Providence, Rhode Island, p. 18 (sheet 9A), residing at 70 Lancaster St., dwelling 144, family 199:
        • Wood, George, head, b. Oct 1843, age 56, mar. 14 yrs., b. NY, parents b. England, Engraver (Print Works)
        • Wood, Elizabeth L., wife, b. May 1851, age 49, mar. 14 yrs., 3 children, 3 living, b. MA, father b. Scotland, mother b. Ireland
        • Wood, Frederick J., son, b. Nov 1869, age 30, single, b. RI, father b. NY, mother b. MA, Plumber
        • Wood, George M., son, b. Dec 1886, age 13, b. RI, father b. NY, mother b. MA, at school
        • Wood, Harold M., son, b. Oct 1891, age 8, b. RI, father b. NY, mother b. MA, at school
      • Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915 (original image available) https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MDBV-8 QW/p1, Line #19:
        • Name: Elizabeth Lindsay McKay
        • Birth: 14 Aug 1851 in Fitchburg, Worcester, MA
        • Parents: Alexander & Margaret McKay
        • Father's Profession: Blacksmith
        • Father's Birthplace: Scotland
        • Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
      • Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916 https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MBQT-H WK/p1
        • Groom: George Cullen Whipple b. 1846
        • Bride: Lizzie Lindsey McKay b. 1853
        • Marriage: 13 Nov 1873 in Providence, RI
        • Groom's Parents: Cullen and Mary A.
        • Bride's Parents: Alexander & Grace (more on Grace in a moment)
      • Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916 https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MBQP-X RT/p1
        • Groom: George Wood b. 1842
        • Bride: Elizabeth E. Mckay Whipple b. 1853
        • Marriage: 26 Mar 1886 in Warwick, Kent, RI
        • Groom's Parents: John and Esther Wood
        • Bride's Parents: Alexander and Margaret W. (more on Margaret in a moment)
      • Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915 (original image available) https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/9JCM-2 D2/p1
        • Name: George M Wood
        • Age: 28
        • Date: 03 Nov 1915
        • Born: about 1887 (Slight discrepancy here)
        • Father's name: George Wood
        • Mother's Maiden Name: Elizabeth Mckay
      • Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950 https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MBQ8-6 PX/p1
        • Name: Elizabeth Linsey Wood
        • Death: 04 Aug 1917
        • Age: 65 b. abt 1852
        • Spouse: George Wood
        • Father: Alexander Mc Kay
        • Mother: Not Known Mc Kay
      • Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950 https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MB31-Q ZN/p1
        • Name: George Wood
        • Death: 02 Nov 1925
        • Birth Date: 16 Oct 1842
        • Spouse's Name: Elizabeth L
      • Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950 https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MBQQ-Q 3V/p1
        • Name: George Mackay Wood
        • Death: 07 Aug 1942 Providence, RI
        • Age: 54 (b. about 1888)
        • Father: George Wood
        • Mother: Elizabeth Louise Mackay
        • NOTE: OK, this record has some issues. But it also says his wife is 'Mable'. I'm thinking A) Transcription issues, and B) I bet 'Mable' didn't really know her mother-in-law's middle name. At this point, Elizabeth has been dead for 25 years. She and George got married 03 Nov 1915 so she and Elizabeth may not have not known each other for very long. According to their marriage certificate it is a second marriage for both of them as well... To me, this is at least proof that George Wood's mom's middle name starts with an 'L'.
      • Burial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23386883&df=all& (Elizabeth, George and George McKay are all buried with the same headstone.)
      • Middle name of Elizabeth's and George's son was from his WWI and WWII draft cards. I honestly think that having the middle name 'McKay' is kind of a dead giveaway of his mom's maiden name.
      • 8 Jun 1880 Census of District 83, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, p. 21, dwelling 206, family 225:
        • McKay, Alexander, 61, farmer, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland
        • McKay, Grace N., 52, wife, keeping house, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland
        • Whipple, Lizzie A., 28, dau, widowed, b. MA, parents b. Scotland
        • McKay, Mary E., 21, dau, b. RI, parents b. Scotland
        • McKay, Grace B., 18, dau, b. RI< parents b. Scotland
        • Whipple, Walter A., 5, gr. son, b. RI, father b. RI, mother b. MA
        • Crandall, James BB, 50, servant, widowed, farm laborer, b. RI, father b. RI, mother b. MA
        • Sullivan, Joseph, 17, servant, farm laborer, b. Canada, parents b. Canada
      • 30 Jun 1870 Census of Providence Ward 8, Providence, Rhode Island, p. 135, dwelling 686, family 1177:
        • McKay, Alexander, 50, grocer (ret), b. Scotland
        • McKay, Grace, 40, keeping house, b. Scotland
        • McKay, Elizabeth, 18, works in hoop skirt manf, b. MA
        • McKay, Agnes, 15, at school, b. RI
        • McKay, Mary, 12, at school, b. RI
        • McKay, Grace, 8, at school, b. RI
        • McKay, Carrie, 6, at school, b. RI
      • 1860 Census (Warwick): 9 year old Elizabeth McKay is living with 41 year old Alexander McKay who was born in Scotland and 30 year old Grace N McKay who was born in Scotland. Can't read Alexander's profession. The transcription for this record claims that Alexander's daughters are also living here: Agnes J (5) and Mary E (2). Again, these pages are VERY hard to read.
      • Now, there is some remote possibility that there is a monumental coincidence going on here. On the Elizabeth we know for sure is the right one for us, the RI marriages clearly show that Alexander and Grace are her parents. On the other hand, George Wood marrying Elizabeth McKay Whipple? The time frame is right of course...it is after George Whipple's death as well as the 1880 Census. For shame that the 1890 Census isn't around! I also wish I had a copy of the RI Marriages to view. The marital status (if listed) of the bride would give a lot away. The 'E' for her middle name on that could very easily be a poor transcription.
      • If I am right and Alexander has two wives, then I believe that Grace and Carrie are Grace N's daughters and Lizzie, Anges, and Mary are Margaret's daughters. I'll work on this some more. I'm also off to work on the Youngs.


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