The Last McKee Heir
Death of Mrs. Julia Powers Whose Ancestors Were
The founders of McKeesport
Death invades many homes and causes sadness
Yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Mrs. Julia Powers, the last of the McKee heirs, the founders of McKeesport, died in her seventy-second year, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Momeyer, No. 316 Strawberry Alley, after lingering at death's door for almost one year. Deceased suffered about two years with various kinds of diseases. She leaves two children, Mrs. J. B. Momeyer and Mr. David Powers, both of whom reside in this city.
Mrs. Julia Powers was the daughter of David McKee, and was born in Mifflin Twp., on the opposite side of the Monougahela river, August 11, 1820, and has lived in this vicinity ever since.
Mrs. Powers was one of the best references, for the history of this city, writers could find, and having familliarised herself with every landmark in the vicinity.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church on Walnut Street, of which denomination deceased had been a devoted member for over 40 years. Interment in Versailles cemetery.
It is expected Rev. William Codville, of Warren, Oh., will officiate at the funeral exercises as a special request of the deceased before death came.
---------- SOURCE: McKeesport Daily News, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA December 8, 1892 CONTRIBUTOR: Carol Gilliland, St. Pete Beach, FL. 33706 email: FLDOLLFIN@aol.com