August 27, 1921
Body of Dan McGhee Found
Gary, Indiana, Aug. 26: The body of DAN MCGHEE, member of the U. S. Coast Guards, was recovered Wednesday at Waverly Beach, after it had been in the water for 24 yours. Lt. JOHN E. JANETT of the U. S. coast guards had charge of the squad which dragged the lake. McGhee came here with another coast guard to explore the beach three miles east of Gary to compile a report for Chicago headquarters for a site for a coast guard station. After finding a place they thought ideal, McGhee went swimming. He suffered from cramps and went under…The body was sent to St. Louis, McGhee’s home. He was a student at Northwestern University and he had only one year’s study before completing his course.
August 1, 1898
Jacks to Hang for Murder
Chicago, Aug. 1: GEORGE H. JACKS must hang for the murder of ANDREW F. MCGHEE. The jury in Judge BAKER’S court adjudged hims guilty of the crime and fixed the penalty at death…Jacks was chief of police at Muskegon, Michigan some years ago but had been a crook since that time and ‘done time’ for his operations. He was charged in decoying McGhee to a deserted house in this city and murdering him for money, McGhee being a collector.
March 26, 1925
IVA G. MCGHEE filed suit against NORMAN N. MCGHEE for divorce, custody of their child, and money for support. Failure to provide and cruel treatment are charged… The couple were married August 15, 1912 and separated June 5, 1924. McGhee is a local barber.
Fort Wayne Sentinel
Fort Wayne, Indiana
December 18, 1885
Shot His Sweetheart
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 18: Miss JESSIE CLARKE, age 17, a daughter of S. M. CLARKE of McKenzie, was shot and killed at that place last night. EDWARD MCGHEE was with her in the parlor where he was in conversation with her. Hearing the report of a pistol, the family rushed into the room and found Miss Clarke lying dead on the floor while near her stood McGhee. A bullet had entered the back of her head causing instant death. McGhee was arrested. It is believed by McGhee’s friends that the killing was accidental.
Fort Wayne Sentinel
Fort Wayne, Indiana
May 13, 1915
Forced to Go to Relatives for Aid
That her husband, though earning large wages, refused to contribute to her support and compelled her to undergo the humiliation of soliciting aid from her relatives, is alleged in the complaint for divorce filed in the superior court by SOPHIE C. MCGHEE against GALEN A. MCGHEE. She says they were married in October 1908 and separated Oct. 11, 1914, and for the last seven months he has wholly failed to give her anything upon which to live, spending his earnings on himself. For two years, he has neglected her, spending his nights away from home and refusing to accompany her anywhere. She asks for maiden name SOPHIE C. ROTH be restored to her.
April 11, 1898
Fatal Family Feud
Knoxville, Tenn., April 11: Saturday morning near MCGHEE station in Monroe Co., JOHN MCGHEE and his son JOSEPH shot and killed HENRY and ERNEST HOWARD, JAMES MURRAND and morally wounded THOMAS HOWARD. The Howards were brothers and sons-in-law of MCGHEE. The killing was the result of a family feud. The McGhees are prominent people and highly connected.
September 19, 1900
Two Tennessee Gents
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 18: A terrific battle between tow members, each of the HOWARD and MCGHEE feudists, occurred in the crowded dining room of the Crow Hotel at Madisonville, Tenn. Today. Twenty shots were fired. At the close of the affray, CHARLES JONES lay dead, JOSH JONES and CALVIN HOWARD fatally wounded, and TOM HOWARD seriously wounded All belong to leading families. More trouble is imminent…Two years ago Howard married one of the McGhee girls against her parents’ wishes. This started a feud. In the affray several months ago, McGhee killed ERNEST HOWARD, WILL HOWARD and GEORGE MORROW. The trial was to be held today at Madisonville. The Howards and Jones were there as witnesses for opposing sides. They entered the same dining room and immediately opened fire. The guests stampeded.
November 11, 1892
Caught in the Shafting
Frankford, Ind., Nov. 11: An accident happened Wednesday in the Cloverleaf Railway shops which may prove fatal. WILLIAM MCGHEE was caught in the main shafting, whirled around several times, and thrown across the room. His skull was fractured, one leg broken and he was injured internally.
February 3, 1897
Brookhaven, Miss., Feb. 3: A terrific boiler explosion occurred at Brister & Co.’s sawmill at Bogue Chitto, ten miles south, Tuesday morning, SHAPSON SCOTT, JOHN BRANNING and a negro boy named NELSON BUCHANAN were killed outright. TOM MCGHEE, MACK MACAFFERY, a young man named SMITH, and a negro girl sister of Buchanan, were seriously wounded. McCaffery will probably die. The mill is one of the larges lumber concerns in this section.
September 17, 1891
Cut Out His Lung
Murray, Ky,, Sept. 17: WILL MCGHEE had one of his lungs cut out at Paris, Tenn by a young man named BOATWRIGHT. Boatwright was arrested and jailed. McGhee was about 22 years old and liked by everybody. He died instantly. The quarrel was about a grocery bill.
Portsmouth Daily Times
July 30, 1899
Refused a Home
A peculiar case was reported from the county infirmary this morning. PAT MCGHEE, well known citizen of East Front Street, sought admission to the infirmary. Mrs. HENRY MCGHEE of Pittsburg, a daughter-in-law, whose husband died a few years ago, hearing that the father of her late husband was an inmate of the infirmary, came to this city after him. Mr. McGheee had several months ago visited his daughter-in-law. Mrs. McGhee went to the infirmary and pleaded with the old man to go home with her… but the old man refused, saying she had children to care for and h would not make the burdens of life harder by becoming a charge upon her. Pat McGhee has some property, worth possibly a few hundred dollars, and Mrs. McGhee was mortified because someone had started the report that she was working to get his property. She said she would not pay taxes on the property for it and would gladly sign away all rights to other heirs.
Newark Daily Advocate
July 21, 1895
Killed by Lightning
Nashville, July 20: During a heavy rainstorm about dusk, SAM MCGHEE was struck by lightning and instantly killed. He was standing on a porch at the time.
The Daily Free Press
July 12, 1915
Poplar Bluff Man Arrested
Poplar Bluff, Mo., July 12: JAMES D. MCGHEE, a resident here for the last seven years, was arrested on a charge of bigamy, alleged to have been committed 17 years ago. The complaint was filed by Mrs. MINNIE COUNSELL(?) of Union City, Tenn whom MCGEHEE married in Marysville, Ky Dec. 15, 1908. Mrs. Counsil divorced McGehee in 1911. She alleged that McGehee married 20 years ago and shortly after the marriage, the wife was committed to an insane asylum. A report became current that she died and later McGehee married Mrs. Counsil. After they had been married 8 months, they heard that the first wife was not dead and Mrs. McGehee wrote to the asylum officials… According to her story, the first Mrs. McGehee was alive.
Humeston New Era
December 27, 1911
W. H. McGhee Is Dead
Word was received in Corydon Monday of the death of W. H. MCGHEE, which occurred at the family home in Neodesha, Kansas Sunday evening. Mr. McGhee was an old settler of Wayne County, having lived for years in Cambria, and later years in Corydon, having conducted both the Palace and Clifton hotels here at different times. For a ;number of years he faithfully served the county as steward of the county farm. At the time of his death, he was about 64 years old. For several years past he had been in poor health and a year ago was pronounced by the physicians as totally disabled. …moved from Corydon to Neodesha in hope of benefiting his health. “Uncle Billy” was loved and respected by a large circle of friends. He leaves a loving wife, a daughter, Mrs. W. E. WILSON of this city, a son WILLIAM MCGHEE of Neodesha, Kansas, and a large number of relatives… The body, accompanied by relatives, arrived at Cambria Wednesday and the funeral… laid to rest in the Cambira cemetery. Mr. McGhee was a brother of Mrs. M. B. GUINN of Humeston….He conducted a boarding house at the hold Humeston Central Normal University here… funeral services at the Baptist Church at Cambria…
The Humeston New Era
January 4, 1911
Mr. and Mrs. OL GILLESPIE entertained at dinner Sunday his father and two sisters, ROSE and GLADYS, his sister and brother-in-law, WILL MCGHEE and family of Neodesha, Kansas, his brother WILL of Cement, California, and brother FRANCIS M., a telegraph operator at Gladbrook, Iowa and brother ORA at Cambria.
The Evening Gazette
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
May 20, 1884
Yesterday just at the Gazette went to press, news was received in the city that D. S. MCGHEE, a brakeman, was killed by the cars at Mt. Vernon, The unfortunate man had lived in Illinois where his body will be taken for burial.
Williamsburg Journal Tribune
September 6, 1895
In Monroe County, Tenn., MIDDLETON MCGHEE, colored, age 112, died within ten miles where he was born.
Alton Evening Telegraph
May 24, 1952
Roy W. McGhee
In failing health for five years but seriously ill for only a few days, ROY WILLIAM MCGHEE, 42, of 361 Penning Avenue, Wood River, died Firday in Wood River Township Hospital shortly after his admittance here. Born at New Haven, Illinois, April 6, 1910, he was a son of DANIEL MCGHEE and the late Mrs. McGhee. He had resided in Wood River for the past 13 years and was a member of the Local Labor 338 of Wood River. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. VELMA MCGHEE; a son WILLIAM LESTER MCGHEE, daughters MARY LEE and BARBARA KAY, all of Wood River; his father who resides at Neoga; three sisters Mrs. ELL A HATTON of Neoga, Mrs. ALMEDA INGRAM of Toledo, Illinois, and Mrs. MARJORIE SMITH of South Roxana, and two brothers CLARENCE LESLIE and ELMER MCGHEE of Wood River. The body is at Streeper Funeral Home, Wood River then will be taken to New Haven for rites at the Methodist Church. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery near New Haven.
Alton Evening Telegraph
January 27, 1949
Funeral services for MICHAEL DEAN MCGHEE, 25 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. ROY MCGHEE of Cottage Hills, who died Wednesday, will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Streeper funeral home, Wood River. Burial will be in Hogan cemetery near Shawneetown…Michael Dean is survived by his parents; two sisters, MARY LEE and BARBARA KAY, a brother WILLIAM LESLIE, his paternal grandfather DANIEL MCGHEE of Neoga and his grandmother Mrs. MAE MCGHEE of Wood River.
The Daily Journal Gazette and Commercial Staqr
March 23, 1954
Daniel P. McGhee Dies Near Toleda
Toledo, Illinois: DANIEL P. MCGHEE, 80, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. OTIS HATTEN, nine miles west of here. Mr. McGhee, a retired Cumberland County farmer, had suffered a heart ailment. Funeral services will be Wednesday from the New Haven church with burial in Asbury cemetery. The body will be removed from the Markwell-Lashmet funeral home here Wednesday morning. Survivors include two sisters Mrs. MARGE SMITH of Southrock Center and Mrs. ALMEDA INGRAM of Toledo; two sons, CLARENCE and ELMER, both of Wood River; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Ada Weekly News
August 17, 1939
H. GENTRY MCGHEE
H. Gentry McGhee, 18, of 800 West 8th, passed away August 15 at Talihina, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held August 16 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of the Criswell Funeral Home, Rev. MILO ARBUCKLE officiating; interment in Memorial Park cemetery. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. MCGHEE; three brothers, J. C., EDWIN and DONALD MCGHEE, and a sister JUANITA MCGHEE.
Ada Evening News
March 7, 1943
Mrs. EDNA MCGHEE is expected to arrive Sunday from San Paulo, California, to spend a few days visiting in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. FRENCH. Guests in the French home during weekend are Mr. and Mrs. RALPH HAMMOND of McAlester.
Ada Evening News
January 23, 1956
Coalgate Man Dies of Auto Mishap Hurts
Two Oklahoma residents died today of traffic injuries and four persons were killed in state accidents over the weekend.
WILLIE GEORGIA MCGHEE, 71, Oklahoma City
CLIFTON LEE FRANKLIN, 46, Coalgate
ANTHONY WILLIAMS, 4 months old son of Mrs. MAUDE WILLIAMS of Oklahoma City
JOHNNY DOWNS, 19, Vinson
JOHN HENRY BATT, 22, Shawnee
DONALD RAY CHISUM, 22, Henryetta
Mrs. MCGHEE died today in a Watonga hospital of shock, following an accident west of Watonga on Highway 270 yesterday. She was a passenger in a car driven by KENNTH LEE HEAD, 24, Oklahoma City, when it went out control and overturned.