Harry McKay

(1923-2012)
FatherElmer Augustus McKay (1887-1958)
MotherChristina Junek
Harry McKay
(1923–2012)
(Src: Find A Grave, John Russell Pierson)
Harry McKay, son of Elmer Augustus McKay and Christina Junek, was born in Namakagon Township, Bayfield County, WisconsinG, on 15 October 1923. He died aged 88 on 22 July 2012 and was buried at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, FloridaG.1 He married in Jacksonville, Duval County, FloridaG, on 20 July 1946, Blanche Arlene Wheeler, daughter of Merritt Stephen Wheeler and Lillie Bathebe Holcombe. Blanche was born in Williamsburg, VirginiaG, on 27 November 1927.1 She died aged 90 in Jacksonville, Duval County, FloridaG, on 29 December 2017 and was buried at Jacksonville Memory GardensG.1
     Harry served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1970, starting as an apprentice seaman and retiring as a Lieutenant. He served on the carrier USS Block Island during the Second World War.2
     Harry and Blanche McKay were founding members of the Sackett Family Association. Harry was the Sackett descendant and Blanche the family historian.
Harry McKay, Lt., USN (Ret.), age 88, son of Elmer and Christina (Junek) McKay, passed away on July 22, 2012. He was born in Namakagon Township, Bayfield County, Wisconsin. In May 1943, Harry entered the U.S. Navy and he retired in October 1970. He rose from Apprentice Seaman to LT in his 27 years. Serving on several aircraft carriers, his most memorable was the USS Block Island CVE21. This carrier was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in May 1944, the only American carrier sunk in the Atlantic Ocean. The most notable duty station was a 3 year stay in Rota, Spain. After the Navy, Harry earned a BA in Education in June 1977 and a MA in Education in August 1982. After eight years in the school system, Harry resigned and he and his wife began travelling. They travelled to all fifty states and Europe.

—Find A Grave, Florida Times-Union, July 26, 2012

Harry McKay (1923–2012), Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Florida
(Src: Find A Grave, John Russell Pierson)
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett Family Association membership
Harry McKay (1923–2012)
Member # 51 (founding)
Joined 28 September 2003
Harry and Blanche's daughter Susan Santos is a member of the Sackett Family Association.
Sackett ancestry
Capt Richard Sackett (c1678–1746) and Margery L (___) (Crego) (Wislake) Slade
John Sackett MD (c1702–aft.1760) and ___ ___
Mary Sackett (1743–1824) and Alexander McKay
Daniel McKay (1778–1865) and Lydia Edwards
Bazaleel Gurney McKay (1818–1908) and Tryphena McKay (see Sackett ancestry 2, below)
Mortimer Lincoln McKay (1859–1939) and Mary Elizabeth Pickthorn
Elmer Augustus McKay (1887–1958) and Christina Junek
Sackett ancestry 2
Harry McKay has the distinction of being a double Sackett descendant following the marriage in his line of first cousins Bazaleel Gurney McKay and Tryphena McKay.
Mary Sackett (1743–1824) and Alexander McKay
Alexander MacKay Jr. (1782–1869) and Elizabeth Stephens
Tryphena McKay (c1820–1891) and Bazaleel Gurney McKay
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  2. Obituary.
Generation.Tree11S.3a
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Capt Richard Sackett
Last Edited21 April 2019
 

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