Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
James William McKimmy

   James William McKimmy, son of James and Mary McKimmy, was born in Preston County, W. Va, July 5, 1856, and died July 5, 1947. In 1877 he was married to Lucinda Margaret Flint. He was the father of eleven children, three of whom died in infancy.

   About sixty-four years ago the family moved to Lenawee County, Mich., and shortly afterward he was elected to the ministry in the Fairview church. In the year 1898 he and his family moved to Coleman, Mich.; Beaverton and was one of the first ministers to preach in this community. In 1902 the family moved to Beaverton. He was an active minister for over fifty years.

   Bro. McKimmy was the oldest minister of the Church of the Brethren in Michigan. He held a number of meetings, preached many funerals and solemnized quite a number of marriages. We had planned for Bro McKimmy to preach another sermon on July 6, but God called him home on his ninety-first birthday.

   He leaves eight children, twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Beaverton church by the writer, and burial was in the Dale cemetery. E.S. Hollinger, Beaverton, Mich.

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Dale Cemetery, Beaverton, MI
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Gospel Messenger
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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