Title: McKeown family Bible. D.Thompson
Title: Find a Grave cemetery database
Title: The Parker Book
Author: Wayne V. Parker and Olive M. Parker
Publication: Wayne V. Parker, Wichita, KS, 1972
Note: Morning Sun News, Morning Sun, Iowa, 11 February 1892, page 4: Mrs. John G. McKeown in the vicinity of Mediapolis is on the sick list. Her feet and lower limbs are paralyzed and her recovery seems to be slow. Morning Sun News, Morning Sun, Iowa, 10 March 1892, page 4: Mrs. John McKeown died on Sabbeth afternoon and was buried Tuesday. Rev. T. P. Robb of Sharon, conducted the services at the house, assisted by Rev. Wm. Littlejohn. Her children living were all present at the funeral except her son John from Pipestone. Miss Parker from Washington was in town attending the funeral of her sister, Mrs. McKeown.
Memoir of Mrs. John G. McKeown. Mrs. Annie Parker McKeown died at her house north of Mediapolis, Iowa, March 6, 1892, at 12:55 P.M. She was born near Rathfriland, County of Down, Ireland, May 21, 1829, and come with her parents, John and Margaret Parker, to Rochester, New York and then to Zanesville, Ohio, where they resided until 1847, when they came to Des Moines County. She made a profession of faith and was received in Sharon (Reformed Presbyterian) congregation in 1848 and remained a consistent member until her death. She was united in marriage to John G. McKeown, Feb. 27, 1849, and was a devoted wife and mother. Twelve children were born to them. Three preceded her to the Realm of Light, and nine remain to mourn the loss of a loving, faithful mother. She had been a sufferer with creeping paralysis for some time. It had weakened her so much that she was not able to resist an attack of la grippe that seized her Jan 20, from which time she was unable to help herself, but in all her sufferings she was very patient, and able to say the Lord's will be done. She was conscious to the last, and peacefully passed away . She was ready and waiting for the summons, to enter into that Heavenly home, "an house not made with hand." Copy of memorial courtesy of Dale Thompson.
Note: McKeown Family Bible record: Marriages. From Dale Thompson. Hand written on the marriage page.
Anna Parker born 1829 in co. Autrim Ireland. Came across when 6 wks old.
In a different handwritting - died Mch 6 1892
Note: Family Bible record: Deaths. From Dale Thompson. Mrs. Anna McKeown Mch 6 1892 Sab 12:55 PM. Mother was born May 21st 1829.
Note: From published records for the Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Page 13. McKeown, Anna P. B 21 May 1829. D 7 Mar 1892 wife of J. G. McKeown. There are four head stones in a row. Small headstone on left is from 3 of the children who died young. It is difficult to read. Next stone to the right is for Mother Anna P, wife of J. G. McKeown. Next stone to the right is for Father John G. McKeown. Stone on the farthest right is for Mary L. dau of J. G. & Ann P. McKeown.
Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery is located in the center of the western side of Section 8W, Yellow Spirngs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, North of Mediapolis.
Note: Des Moines County, Iowa Marriage Book #3, page 19. John G. Mc Kown (26) Ann Parker (19) married 27 Feb 1849 at the house of John Parker by Alexander Pattison. McKeown Family Bible record: Marriages. From Dale Thompson.
John G. MKeown and Anna Parker were married Tuesday Feb 27th 1849.
on a separate page labeled marriage Certificate, there are inserted photographs of John and Annie with the forn on the page filled in to read as follows:
Mr. John G. McKeown and Miss Annie Parker were solumnly united by me in the HOLY BONDS fo MATRIMONY at the brides parents on the 27th day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand, Eight Hundred and forty nine conformably to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of the State. In presence of James McKeown, Robert Paxton. Signed Rev. Patterson
Note from Linda Hedges - who is James McKeown?
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