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Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« on: Friday 09 February 18 01:11 GMT (UK) »
Robertson McKee born 1882 Fife Scotland & Octavia Crichton born 1881 Fife Scotland
went to New Jersey and on 1940 census they are at  Fort Lee Borough, Bergen, New Jersey with 4 of their 5 children.
I have searched and cannot find their deaths in New Jersey. maybe someone can help me with this.

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SMITH.. Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland
GERRARD ..Pittenweem, St Monance, Fife
DEWAR..Kikcaldy.. Fife
CRICHTON...Fife
GRUBB .. Crail, Fife
HAMILTON .. St Andrews and St Leonards, Fife
BALFOUR, Ferry Port on Craig, Fife
WATT ..  Cellardyke
PROUDFOOT & CRAWFORD.. Torryburn Fife
EISEN   PHILLIPS, WISEMAN ..Sth Australia
CRICHTON Victoria,Aust.
WISEMAN..Barrow, Suffolk
VANT.. Yorkshire & Kent

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Re: Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 February 18 11:30 GMT (UK) »
Robertson was alive as of 1942, as his WWII draft registration card is here:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5GN-L2S

1956, 1958 & 1960 Ridgewood, New Jersey city directories list Octavia McKee, widow of Robertson.

Unfortunately, there is nothing comprehensive online for New Jersey deaths in that time frame. 

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Re: Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 February 18 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your help .. looks like I wont get death dates
Sid
SMITH.. Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland
GERRARD ..Pittenweem, St Monance, Fife
DEWAR..Kikcaldy.. Fife
CRICHTON...Fife
GRUBB .. Crail, Fife
HAMILTON .. St Andrews and St Leonards, Fife
BALFOUR, Ferry Port on Craig, Fife
WATT ..  Cellardyke
PROUDFOOT & CRAWFORD.. Torryburn Fife
EISEN   PHILLIPS, WISEMAN ..Sth Australia
CRICHTON Victoria,Aust.
WISEMAN..Barrow, Suffolk
VANT.. Yorkshire & Kent

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Re: Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 February 18 00:28 GMT (UK) »
Someone else may have access to newspapers or other sources that I don't have, so it may be possible for something to be found.

The Ridgewood public library does look-ups for a fee - https://www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/history-genealogy-research-request 

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Re: Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 28 April 19 02:49 BST (UK) »
Robertson & Octavia McKee are my great grandparents.  Iím the grandson of their son Ronald McKee. 

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Re: Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 April 19 04:11 BST (UK) »
Just noticed this thread.  The NJ death index is online for the period from 1949 to date.  This site has more info, and links to the index:
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/21/

The records have not yet been digitally indexed for the period in which Robertson probably died, so you will have to go through the index year by year, but it's actually quite easy when you get used to it, especially if you use the scroll button/bar across the bottom of the viewing frame.

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Re: Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 April 19 08:41 BST (UK) »

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index - Octavia Crichton McKee - 23 January 1881 -
Feb 1963  Name listed as Octavia Crichton McKee. Father John Crichton - Mother Agnes Burns.

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Re: Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 April 19 08:47 BST (UK) »

Seems Mr and Mrs Robertson McKee visited their son in law and daughter Mr and Mrs J B Christensen of Richmond VA. (The Record Hackensack - 2 April 1954)

https://tinyurl.com/y2jeka79

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Re: Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 April 19 08:48 BST (UK) »



The link Steve gave shows  ;) ................Octavia death 11/1963 and Robertson McKee - 10/55

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