City Directories and History: 1908 – William McKinnell, Mary McKinnell 1940 – William McKinnell, 1978 – Sam W. McLurkin
The original owners of this lovely home were the managers of the grocery dept. at S.M. Jones and Company in downtown Chester.
The photo was taken between 1905 & 1906 of the McKinnell
home, located at 178 Columbia St. On the porch are William McKinnell Sr. and his wife Mary Craik McKinnell. Standing at the fence left to right are their children, John, Jennie, Mary Watson and Isabel. Another son, William McKinnell Jr., was born several years later. Submitted and written for R&R by William McKinnell, III. Additional images are clearly marked with the appropriate captions.
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Also see the S.M. Jones Company for additional information as well as 142 Saluda Street for family connections.
William McKinnell, Sr., arrived in the US on Jan. 26, 1889 at the Port of NY after leaving Scotland aboard the passenger vessel the S.C. State of Indiana. He was 22 years of age and was coming to the US to find employment.
My grandfather and grandmother both came to the United States from Dalbeattie, Scotland. He in 1889 and she in 1894. They were in love when he left and she waited until he was established before she came. They were married immediately after she arrived, on Sept. 17, 1894, and they made their home in Chester, S.C. [Contributed and written by William McKinnell, III – 2014]
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