Sarah McConkey, obituary

submitted by Lorena Sweeney

Grafton Leader
Thursday, March 4, 1915, p.1

Mrs. McConkey

The aged widow of the late Andrew McConkey died at her home last Sunday at the age of 78 years. She was an aunt to Robert McConkey, Mrs. Frank A. Ross and Mrs. A.J. Finch all of this city.

The funeral took place from the McConkey home in the Haymond Settlement, Tuesday afternoon and was attended by her Grafton relatives and many friends of the neighboring community where the lady was held in highest esteem.


Marriage Register, Taylor County WV, page 21
Andrew McKonkey (age 22y); born in Fayette Co., Pa
occupation: Engineer; son of Wm V. & Jane McKonkey
and Sarah Matthew (age 19y-4m)
born in Taylor Co., Va; daughter of Benj. & C. Matthew
were married November, 29, 1857 in Taylor County, WV

Register of Deaths, Taylor County WV, page 141
Name: Sarah McConkey
Date-of-Death: February 28, 1915
Place-of-Death: Fetterman District, Taylor Co.
Cause-of-Death: Pneumonia
Age-at-Death: 77y-7m-15d

Register of Deaths, Taylor County WV, page 140
Name: Andrew H. McConkey
Date-of-Death: July 21, 1913
Place-of-Death: near McConkey Church
Cause-of-Death: Pyralasis
Age-at-Death: 77y-6m-4d

1900 Census, Taylor County, WV
Fetterman District, ED:127, Sheet 4B
Lines 90-92; Enum-Dwelling #86; Enum-Family #86
McCONKEY, Andy (head) born Jan-1836; age 63; married-43-years; WV-Ireland-PA; Farmer
", Sallie (wife) born July 1838; age 61; 10-children / 3-living; WV-WV-MD
NEEL, James W. (boarder) born Nov-1877, age 22; WV-WV-WV; Farm Laborer

 

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