Benjamin Allen McGee

Benjamin Allen McGee

Benjamin Allen McGee, born in Butler County, PA in 1866 and died in Cleveland, OH in 1939.

Benjamin McGee was the son of John McGee b. 1837 in Ireland and is believed to be the son of Mary Zulema Manley b. 1832 in PA. Mary Zulema Manley was the daughter of William Manley and wife Jane of who lived in Armstrong County in 1850.

In addition to Benjamin, John and Mary Zulema McGee had the following children: James (who married Amelia Anderson, daughter of Samuel Anderson and Elizabeth Baumgartner), Sarah, Susannah, John, Johanna, and possibly a Mary and a William.

Benjamin McGee married Laura A. Lackey. Laura was the daughter of William J. Lackey, Civil War Veteran of the 102nd PA Volunteers, and granddaughter of Jacob Leckey a resident of both Butler and Clarion Counties. Jacob Leckey's first wife was named Mary (surname something like Osenbaugh or Ostenberg) and his last wife was Mariah Catherine Slater.

Benjamin and Laura were the parents of four children: Blanche (who died at age 16), Catherine "Kate", Cecelia, and Alonzo Allen (b. 1898). Laura Lackey McGee died when her youngest child Alonzo was 3 or 4 years old, about 1902.

Submitted by Sharon Bruce, great granddaughter of Benjamin Allen McGee and granddaughter of Alonzo Allen McGee

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