James Alexander McKeown

Born: 15 May 1851 in (see note 1)
Died: 25 Aug 1928 in (see note 2)
Buried: 27 Aug 1928 in Kossuth Cemetery Plot: Lot 128, Harper Addition

Father: John Glasgow McKeown
Mother: Annie Parker

Married: 14 Dec 1880 in Des Moines County, Iowa (see note 8)

Eva Laura Bandy

Born: 23 Jan 1863 in Red Wing, Minnesota (see note 9)
Died: 14 May 1931 in Morning Sun, Des Moines County, Iowa (see note 10)
Buried: in Kossuth Cemetery Plot: Lot 128, Harper Addition

Father: Isaac Bandy
Mother: Lucy Middleton

M Child 1: Roy Bruce McKeown
Born: 27 Aug 1883 in Yellow Springs Twp, Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 7 July 1955 in Los Angeles, California

F Child 2: Alma McKeown
Born: 28 Jun 1885 in Iowa

F Child 3: Alice McKeown
Born: 28 June 1885 in Iowa
Died: 6 August 1949 in Spokane, Washington

F Child 4: Elsie Leah McKeown
Born: 28 May 1901 in
Died: 25 April 1975 in

M Child 5: Ralph Edward McKeown
Born: 22 Feb 1905 in Mediapolis, Iowa
Died: 5 Dec 1983 in Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa

James and familyJames A., Eva (Bandy) McKeown, and their three oldest children Roy, Alice, and Alma. Photos courtesy of Terri Polick.

James and Eva's farmhouse.

James and familyOn the front porch.  James, Eva, Elsie, Ralph, and probably Roy and Alma.

Ralph, James, RoyRoy and Ralph with their father, James.

Notes: James Alexander McKeown

Information from Dale Thompson. Family Bible of Mildren (Linder) McKeown.

Morning Sun News, Morning Sun, Iowa, 22 December 1892, Page 4. James McKeown has bought some lots in the northwest part of town.

Morning Sun News-Herald, Morning Sun, Iowa, 16 October 1902, page 8. Charlie Waite has resigned as carrier on mail route No. 2, and James McKeown has been appointed his successor.

Morning Sun News-Herald, Morning Sun, Iowa, 3 January 1907, page 1. James McKeown was painfully injured by being thrown out from a buggy.

Well-Known Farmer Passes Away
August 30, 1928
The many friends of the family were shocked to hear of the death of James A. McKeown who passed away at his home northwest of town Saturday, August 25, following a general decline in health.
Private funeral services were held from his late home Monday noon, conducted by the Rev. H.G. Patterson. The interment was at Kossuth cemetery, east of Mediapolis.
James A. McKeown, eldest son of John Glasgow and Anne Parker McKeown, was born in Linn Grove, Iowa, May 15, 1851. He was married to Miss Eva L. Bandy in Mediapolis, Iowa, Dec. 14, 1880. To this union five children were born, who with the wife and mother mourn the passing of a kind and loving husband and father. He also leaves six grandchildren, one great grandchild and three brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Eva McKeown Dies at Hospital
May 14, 1931
Funeral Services to be held Saturday Afternoon
Mrs. Eva McKeown, 78, widow of Jas. A. McKeown, died at Burlington hospital this Thursday morning at 7:30, following a two weeks’ illness. She was operated on for appendicitis week before last and other complications setting in she did not rally.
Private funeral services will be held at her late home north of town Saturday afternoon, May 16, at 2 o’clock. Interment at Kossuth cemetery. Friends may call at the home until Saturday afternoon.

Note (10) Burlington Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 19 May 1931, page 2. Mrs. Eva McKeown Rites Held From Home-Interment in Kossuth Cemetery To The Hawk-Eye. Morning Sun, la., May 18-Funeral Services for Mrs. Eva McKeown, who passed away Thursday were held Saturday afternoon at the home north west of Morning Sun, conducted by Rev. W. J. Giffin. The following were the pall bearers: Claude and Ed Pierce of Winfield, Sam McHaffy and Charles Piper of Mediapolls, Stanley McKeown of Wapello and Fred Kura of this place. The following were present from a distance: Owen Bandy. Mr. and Mrs. Karl Fladt. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Piper. Mr. and Mrs. Sam McHaffy, Mrs. Emma Brewster and Miss S. A. McKeown of Mediapohs, Stanley McKeown of Wapello, Mr. and Mrs. James Pritchard and daughter, Mrs. Sheagren and son. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fladt and daughter. Mrs. Nettit Vieser and others from Burlington, Frank Bandy of Washington. Ed and Claude Piper, Winfield. Mr. and Mrs. M. P. McKeown and Mr, and Mrs. Knarr and Miss Priscilla McKeown of
Conesville. Burial was in Kossuth cemetery.
Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Muscatine, Iowa, 18 May 1931, page 2.

McKeown Funeral Is Held Saturday Morning Sun - Private funeral services for Mrs. Eva Bandy McKeown, age 67, who died at the Burlington hospital Thursday following an operation for appendicitis, was held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. W. J. Giffin, pastor of the Union church, officiating. Burial was in the Kossuth cemetery beside her husband who preceded her in death two years ago. The pallbearers were Claude and Edward Pierce of Winfield, Sam Mehaffy and Mr. Piper of Mediapolis, Fred Rurz of Morning Sun. Relatives from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Fladt and daughter, of Burlington; Stanley McKeown of Wapello; Frank Bandy of Washington: Mr. and Mrs. M. P. McKeown of Letts; Edward and Pauline Knurr and Richie Freehand daughter of Burlington; Poncella McKeown of Seattle, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy McKeown and family, of Burlington; Owen Bandy and Mr. and Mrs. Piper and Miss Samantha McKeown and Mrs. Alma Klindt of Medtapolis; Claude and Edward Pierce of Winfield.
Morning Sun News-Herald, Morning Sun, Iowa, 21 May 1931, page 1.

LAST RITES FOR LOCAL RESIDENT. Burial of Mrs. Eva L. McKeown at Kossuth. The funeral services of Mrs. Eva L. McKeown, whose death occurred at Burlington hospital on Thursday, May 14th following a two-weeks illness were held from her late home northwest of Morning Sun on Saturday afternoon last at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Griffin of the Union church. The remains were then taken to Kossuth cemetery east of Mediapolis where they were laid to rest beside those of her husband. The relatives and friends called here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Karl Fladt, Owen Bandy, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Piper, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mehaffy and Miss Samantha McKeown of Mediapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Roy McKeown and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Pritchard, Mrs. Scheagren and son, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fladt, Mrs. Nettie Kaiser and Mrs. Martindale of Burlington; Frank Bandy of Washington; Claude and Ed Pierce of Winfield; Stanley McKeown of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. M. P. McKeown, Miss Knarr and Mr. Knarr of Conesville. Eva L. Bandy was born at Red Wing, Minnesota, January 23, 1863. At the age of ten years she came with her parents to Kossuth, Iowa, where she spent the years of young womanhood. On December 14, 1880, she was united in marriage to James A. McKeown, who preceded her in death, passing away on August 25, 1928. More than 20 years of married life were spent in the vicinity of Morning Sun. Mrs. McKeown was a home maker and was devoted to her home and family. Early in life she united with the Methodist church. Upon coming to Morning Sun she transferred her membership to the local Presbyterian church, of which she remained a member until the time of her death. The following members of her family survive: Five children: Roy McKeown of Burlington, Iowa; Mrs. Alma Fladt, of Mediapolis, Iowa; Mrs. Alice Marohn, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Elsie Casten and Ralph McKeown, of Morning Sun. Also six grandchildren: Mrs. Ellwen Maxwell, Ames and Lewis McKeown, Ralph and Mary Alice Marohn and Herman Casten, and two great-grandchilren, Diana and Chas Maxwell. Two sisters: Mrs. A. E. Anderson of Everitt, Washington, and Mrs. Emma Horne of Sand Point, Idaho. Four Brothers: Fred Bandy of Washington state; Frank Bandy of Washington, Iowa; Owen Bandy of Mediapolis, and Alvah H. Bandy of Wichita, Kans. These with a host of friends and neighbors morn her departure, but rejoice in the promises which are hers through faith in Jesus Christ.

Note (11) 1930 US census, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. Eva L. McKeown, age 67; Ralph McKeown, age 23, son; Geneva Bergen, age 14, boarder; and Maurice Bergen, age 11, boarder.