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From: "Baldwin, A Ferne." <>
Subject: RE: [BRE] McKimmy
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:20:07 -0500
From Gospel Messenger -- October 18, 1947
James William McKimmy, son of James and Mary McKimmy, was born in
Preston County, West Va. July 5, 1856 and died July 5, 1947. In 1877 he
was married to Lucinda Margaret Flint. He was the father of eleven
children, three of whom died in infancy. About sixty-four years ago the
family moved to Lenawee County, Mich., and shortly afterward he was
elected to the ministry in the Fairview church. In the year 1898 he and
his family moved to Coleman, Mich.; through the efforts of Brethren
David Mote and Enos Crowell he came to Beaverton and was one of the
first ministers to preach in this community. In 1902 the family moved
to Beaverton. He was an active minister for over fifty years.
Bro. McKimmy was the oldest minister of the Church of the Brethren in
Michigan. He held a number of meetings, preached many funerals and
solemnized quite a number of marriages. We had planned for Bro McKimmy
to preach another sermon on July 6, but God called him home on his
He leaves eight children, twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-five
great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Beaverton
church by the writer and burial was in the Dale cemetery. --E. S.
Hollinger, Beaverton, Mich.
Sent by Ferne Baldwin
From: Chris Pulver [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 5:56 PM
Subject: [BRE] McKimmy
Could you look up a couple obituary's for me please? It is for John A.
McKimmy who married Ida Berkebile MI 53 1917 123 in the gospel
messenger. and also James William McKimmy who married Lucinda Fint MI
91 10/18/47 27.
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