< Taken from the Lincoln Evening Courier, April 1, 1926 p. 1, col. 4: DEATH RECORD:

"William McKinley, Sr., 73, a retired farmer living in Mt. Pulaski, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home. His death followed an extended illness, due to a stroke of paralysis with which he was afflicted last January.

"Mr. McKinley farmed in the vicinity of Chestnut for years and since retiring has made Mt. Pulaski his home. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Wm. McKinley, Jr., of Chicago; Edward McKinley, Normal; Harley McKinley, residing on a farm near Chestnut; Harless McKinley, farming the home place;, Mrs. Frances Lakin of Chestnut; and Mrs. Mary Manes of Decatur." (Oldest daughter Mrs. R. A. Christison of Decatur was not listed)

"The funeral is to take place at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Mt. Pulaski, with Rev. C. Ward of Sullivan in charge. Burial will be made in the Laenna Cemetery."

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