Harley Edgar McGee

#5782, b. 10 Aug 1906, d. 13 Oct 1972
Last Edited:8 Sep 2017
FatherEdward McGee1
MotherPearl Christman1

Children of Harley Edgar McGee and Lelah Mariam Barnhisel

Outline of Life Events:

OccupationHe co-owned the Rochester Building Service with Otis B. Putterbaugh until around 1960, when Harley bought out his interest.2
BirthHarley Edgar McGee was born on 10 Aug 1906.3
MarriageHe married first Lelah Mariam Barnhisel, daughter of Charles Wesley Barnhisel and Ruth Anna Morgan, on 12 Jul 1930 at Chicago, Cook County, IL. Judge Charles B. Adams presided over the marriage.4
ResidenceIn 1935, Harley Edgar McGee and his wife, Mariam, lived in rural Fulton County, IN, with children Robert Edgar and Marcia Rae.5
Census1940Harley E. McGee (given age 34) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Carlisle, Haddon Township, Sullivan County, IN. Also living with him was his wife, Mariam McGee (given age 33), his son(s) Robert E., his daughter(s) Marcia. They rented their home for $20 per month. Harley and Mariam both had a high school education. He worked as a carpenter for the Midland Construction Corp. During the week of March 24-30, 1940, he worked 49 hours, and had earned $1885 for 52 weeks of work in 1939.5
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 59, when his wife, Lelah Mariam, died of breast cancer following an extended illness, on 20 Jan 1966 at Mayo's Clinic at Rochester, Olmstead County, MN.6,2,7
ResidenceAccording to the Social Security Death Index, at the time of his death in 1972, Harley Edgar McGee lived in Fort Myers, Lee County, FL.8
DeathHe died at age 66 after a heart attack earlier in the week, on 13 Oct 1972 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Lee County, FL.1,3
BurialHe was buried at Rochester IOOF (Odd Fellows) Cemetery in Rochester, Fulton County, IN. His grave is located in Section 18, Row 5.1


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  7. [S650] Martha Bjorkgren, interview. 23 Nov 2016.
  8. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
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