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The McKenzie and Yates Families of NY and MA

Updated March 17, 2005

I am searching the McKenzie Family from NY and MA.
Alexander McKenzie ( could possibly have been John McKenzie) dates unknown was married to and Annie Yates( info on her unknown).
They had at least one son William McKenzie ,dates unknown,
he married Edith Yates born Oct 1877 , died July 23, 1921(dau. of John Yates and Louisa Richardson).
William and Edith had 2 sons and a daughter: Robert McKenzie born March 18, 1906
died March 22, 1944. Robert married his aunt Lillian Harriet Harrington Yates in Rhode Island on May 19, 1930. Lillian was Edith's sister. William and Edith's daughter was Dorothy (Doris) McKenzie born in Boston, Mass on May 12, 1904. Dorothy had epilepsy. She lived from age 9 until age 50 where she died in Monson State Hospital.

William and Edith's second son: Edgar McKenzie born July 12, 1911 in NYC he was married to Mae Viola LaPlante on August 6, 1934.

After Edith died he married Anna Yates ( sister of Edith)dates unknown.
They adopted a girl Slyvia Eaton. We believe that Slyvia was the daughter of one of Anna's sisters. We believe that he changed his name because on his headstone it states :
William ( Jack Allen) Mckenzie

Edith Yates Parents were John Yates and Louisa Richardson.
They were married July 13, 1872 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
John was born June 1850,he died January 28, 1939 in MA, Louisa was born Oct. 1849, she died December 26, 1929 in MA.
They had 8 Children. Maybe more
Clara married Lemuel Poole
Robert married Annie M Murphy,
William married Mary ????
Lillian Married Robert McKenzie
Inez married Daniel Walsh
Anna married William McKenzie
Laura(sometimes called Louise) married Peter Foss

If any one can fill in any of our family tree, Please email me.
We would like like to find anything about these people.

Lisa Racette
Saranac, NY 12981
United States

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  • Yates clan in the 1920's (113 KB)
    This is a picture of the Yates clan sometime in the 1920's or 1930's. Picture taken in Massachusetts.
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