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Private, Co. H, 2nd Indiana Cavalry, Civil War

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30 Jun 1843 1
Dearborn County, Indiana 1
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15 Feb 1929 1
Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana 1
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Birth:
30 Jun 1843 1
Dearborn County, Indiana 1
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15 Feb 1929 1
Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana 1
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Mother: Phebe Palmer 1
Father: Henry McKee 1
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Rachael A. Aldridge 1
Margaret McCullough 1
26 Dec 1867 1
01 Jun 1876 1
Dearborn County, Indiana 1
Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana 1
Spouse Death Date: 21 Feb 1937 1

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Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana

Lawrenceburg Register 21 Feb 1929, P.1
CIVIL WAR VETERAN ANSWERS LAST ROLL CALL
John Wesley McKee, one of the few surviving veterans of the Civil War in this city and also in the county, passed away at his home on Shipping street, Friday night, February 15, after several days illness.
Mr. McKee was a resident of this county during his entire long useful life.  He was born at Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind., June 16 1842, the son of Henry and Sarah McKee.  He came to Lawrenceburg in his youth and this city has been his home for many years.
October 7 1861 at the age of nineteen, Mr. McKee answered the call of his country and enlisted in the Union army.  He was mustered into service at Indianapolis November 1 1861 as a private in Company H, Second Indiana Calvary.  He served with distinction and gallantry, participating in many of the major and minor engagements of the conflict.  He fought at Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, and a number of other battles with the army of the West.  When Sherman made his famous march to the sea, Mr. McKee was in his command and took part in the battles of Resca, Ackwarth, Newman and Atlanta.  Later he was confined to the hospital at Terre Haute for a period of three months and following this again rejoined his regiment serving until July 28 1865, being honorably discharged at Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. McKee was a cooper by trade and was employed by the Bauer Cooperage Plant from 1880 until several years before this plant ceased operation, when he quit work on account of advancing age.
June 1 1876, he was united in marriage to Margaret (McCullough) Anderson at Lawrenceburg.  To this union were born five children, two sons and three daughters.
Surviving are his widow, one son Chas. McKee of Greendale, one stepson Gilbert Anderson of Lawrenceburg, three daughters, Mrs. Sarah Crute of Connersville, Mrs. Mollie Colligan of Cincinnati, and Miss Nevada McKee who resides at home; one sister Mrs. Effie Brown of this city and a half sister, Mrs. Mary Hammer of Noblesville, Ind.  One son, John, died in infancy and one brother, Jonas McKee and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Sullivan, have preceded him in death.
Mr. McKee was a member of the Huff Post of the G.A.R. from its organization until the post was disbanded a few years ago.
Funeral services in charge of the Spanish American War veterans and Rev. C. W. Townsend were held at the Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member for thirty years, Tuesday at 2 pm.  Burial in Greendale Cemetery.

Civil War Pension File for John Wesley McKee, part 1

Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 16th day of June, 1875, the same being the 3rd Judicial day of the June Term, 1875 of the Posey Circuit Court of the State of Indiana, an order was made and entered of record in Order Book O at page 45, which order reads in words and figures as follows, towit:

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Rachel McKee                    Complt for Divorce
vs
John McKee

Comes the plaintiff by J & H.C.Pitcher her attorneys, also comes the defendant and files an answer herein, and now here the issues being joined this cause is submitted to the Court for trial, and the court after hearing the evidence and being advised in the premises finds that the matters and things set forth in plaintiff's complaint are true.  It is therefore considered by the Court that the banns of matrimony heretofore existing between the plaintiff and defendant be and the same are hereby annuled and disolved and rendered void.  It is further ordered that the plaintiff pay all costs herein.

I, Lloyd W. Dixon, Clerk of the Posey Circuit Court of the State of Indiana hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and complete coopy of the order as appears in the records of this office.

Witness my hand and the seal of this Court this the 21st day of March, 1929.
/s/ Lloyd W. Dixon, Clerk Posey Circuit Court


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State of Indiana      )
County of Bartholomew ) ss:
In the matter of Orig. Claim #634.369 of John McKee Private Co. "H" 2nd Ind Cav
Personally comes before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, John McKee, clmt, whose post-office address is Lawrenceburg, county of Dearborn, State of Indiana, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
I am claimant above named and cannot furnish testimony of Commissioned officer or first Sergt for the reason that after repeated efforts I have failed to obtain said testimony.
Neither can I obtain testimony of Surgeon or Asst Surgeon for treatment while in the service for the reason that he has no recollection of my case and I desire that your Department accept other testimony in lieu thereof.
/s/John McKee (X his mark)
Witness my hand and official seal this 7th day of March 1882
/s/ John H. Peggs, N.P.

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No. 4160 C/R
Invalid Pension
ORIGINAL CLAIM OF JOHN MCKEE
of Cap't. J. B. Presby
Co. H, 2d Reg't Indiana Cavalry
Enlisted November 1 1861
Discharged July 22 1865
DECLARATION FOR INVALID ARMY PENSION
STATE OF INDIANA, COUNTY OF DEARBORN SS:
On this 26 day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven, personally appeared before me, John H. Russe, Clerk of the Circuit Court, a Court of Record within and for the County and State aforesaid, John McKee, aged 44 years, a resident of Lawrenceburg in the County of Dearborn in the State of Indiana, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical John McKee who enlisted in the service of the United States at Terre Haute, County of Vigo, State of Indiana on the 1 day of November 1861 as a Private in Company H of the 2d Regiment of Indiana Cav., commanded by Capt. J. B. Presby and was honorably discharged at Edgefield, state of Tennessee on the 22 day of July 1865.  That his personal description is as follows:  Age 44 years; height 5 feet 10 inches; complexion Dark; hair Black; eyes Black.  That while a member of the organization aforesaid in the service and in the line of his duty, at or near a place called Pittsburgh Landing at Tennessee on or about the month of April 1862.
Contracted Malarial Poisoning resulting chronic diarrhea caused by malaria, exposure impure water and improper cooked diet.
That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above except Veteran Co. B 2d Regt. Ind. Cav reorganized.  Since leaving the service he has resided in Dearborn County Ind. and his occupation has been that of a Cooper.  That prior to his entry into the service above named, he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a Cooper.  That he is now physically disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placeon the invalid pension roll of the United States.
He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, Maning & Slusher of Columbus, State of Indiana, his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim.  That he has not received nor applied for a pension.  His postoffice address is Lawrenceburg, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana.
/s/John McKee (X his mark)
Two witnesses who can write:
Henry Gerkin
John A. Kyle
Also personally appeared Henry Gerkin, P.O. Lawrenceburgh, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana and John A. Kyle, P.O., Aurora, County of Dearborn and State of Indiana, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw John McKee the claimant sign his name (make his mark) to the foregoing declaration and power of attorney; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have known him for 4 + 30 years last past; that his habits have been uniformly good and his occupation has been that of a Cooper and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
/s/Henry Gerkin
/s/John A. Klye
Sworn to, acknowledged and subscribed before me, this 26 day of December 1887 and I hereby certify that the contents of the foregoing declaration of claimant and affidavit of witnesses was made known to each of them before administering this oath; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
/s/ John H. Russe, Clerk Circuit Court

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War Department
Adjutant General's Office
Washington Apl 19 1888
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions
John McKee, a Private of Company H 2 Regiment Ind Cav Volunteers, was enrolled on the 1 day of Nov 1861 at Terre Haute for 3 yrs, and is reported:
On rolls from enrollment to April 3 of 62 present.
Subsequent rolls to Dec 31 62 not on file.
Returns from May 62 to Feb'y 63 inclusive not on file.
Roll says Feb'y 63 absent left sick in hospital Corinth Miss Jun 8 62.
March & April '63 absent deserted(underlined) Jany 1 1863.
May, June and July and Aug '63, not borne.
Sept. and Oct '63 present, remark: Deserted(underlined) Jany 1/63 returned Aug 10/63.  Charges were prepared against him but were withdrawn, the Comd'g officer considered he had been sufficiently punished.
Nov and Dec '63 present.
Subsequent rolls to Aug 31/64 not on file.
Returns Jany & Feby '64 absent on scout.
March and May '64 don't report him absent.
April, June, July and Aug '64 not on file.
Roll Co. "B" (to which transferred by reorganization Sep 14/64).
Sept and Oct '64 present and so borne to April 30/65 (last muster roll on file).
Return May and June '65 not on file.
Mustered out with Co. July 22 1865 at Nashville, Tenn.  He reenlisted as Vet. Vol. Jany 1/64. 
The records of this office furnish no further eivdence of disability.
/s/ R. C. Drum, Adjutant General

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State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of claim #634,369 of John McKee, Late private Co. "H" 2 Reg't Ind. Cav.
Personally came before me, a Clerk Circuit Court in and for said County and State, Mahlon Morton, aged 56 years, a citizen of the town of Lawrenceburgh, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana, well known to be to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:
That he has been acquainted with claimant since 1855.  That he has worked with him about 10 years off and on and know that he was suffering from malarial poisoning and chronic diarrhoe during said time - can not give exact dates when claimant was disabled from manual labor by reason of said trouble, but from my own observation and knowledge, think he is disabled from 1/2 to 2/3 of the time.  Sometimes he is wholly disabled and some time partially and even when at labor can not do near the labor of a sound man, and think my estimate above a fair one during each and every year.
/s/Mahlon R. Morton
Witness my hand and official seal, this 30 day of May 1888
/s/John H. Russe, Clerk Circuit Court

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State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of Claim #634,369 of John McKee, Late private Co "H" 2 Reg't Ind. Cav.
Personally came before me, a Clerk Circuit Court in and for said County and State, David Gamber aged 53 years, a citizen of the town of Lawrenceburg, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana, well known to be to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:
Have known claimant for past 6 years and worked with him during all of said period.  Know the fact of his suffering from malarial poisoning and chronic diarrhoe.  Know that at times he is wholly unable to perform labor and other times partially so and even when he does labor he can not perform more than 1/2 the labor of a sound man.  I think a fair estimate of his disability each year for the
period I have known him would be from 1/2 to 3/4 and I am unable to specify more particularly.
(page with signatures and date missing)

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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In case of John McKee, Co. H and B, 2 Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Original No. 634369
Date of examination:  June 13 1888
A. L. Joseph, Pres. )
C. B. Miller, Sec'y ) BOARD
F. Rectanuz, Treas. )
Post Office Lawrenceburg, County Dearborn, State Indiana
We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law we have carefully examined this applicant who states that he is suffering from the following disability incurred in the service, viz:
Malarial poisoning, chronic diarrhoea and effects.
Pulse rate per minute 90; respiration 18; temperature 98; height 5 feet 11 inches; weight 160 pounds; age 45 years.
He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for:
Original
Never had fever and ague in army nor fever of any kind.  Had diarrhoea in army and ever since at times averaging every two weeks lasting from a few days to 2 weeks, then very easier for a few days when again suffers from diarrhoea four to eight discharges daily, first large then small ?
Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:  Abdomen normal size - tympanitic generally - tender skin tawny? - conjuctiva muddy - Liver normal size but tender - spleen normal - muscles fair - in fair flesh - tongue fumeal fissured.
Heart lungs normal.  Traces of sternal piles, sphincter relaxed - mucous membrane congested - relaxed - vessels enlarged - 2 piles on anterior surface - one on each lateral and one on posterior surface - all rather larger than a navy bean.  No ulcers, no abrasions - no bleeding.  Lungs normal - no signs of malarial poisoning - Has appearance of stout healthy man.
He is in our opinion entitle to a 0 rating for the disability caused by malarial poisoning, 8/18 for that vaused by diarrhoea and result disease of rectum.
/s/ A. F. Joseph, Pres.
/s/C. B. Miller, Sec'y.
F. Rectaruz, Treas.

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State of Indiana      )
County of Bartholomew ) ss:
In the matter of claim #634,369 of John McKee, late private, Co. "H", 2 Reg't Ind. Cav.
Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, John McKee, clmt, a citizen of the town of Lawrenceburg, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:
That he is claimant above named, that he was treated in the field hospital at Corinth Mississippi
about the latter part of May 1862, and from there was transferred to field hospital at Hamburgs Landing where he remained for about one week during the 1st part of June 1862.  And from there was transferred to General Hospital No. 2 at Terre Haute, Indiana where he remained under treatment until some time during the latter part July 1862, when he was furloughed home."
Attest
/s/Jonah McKee
Affiant:
/s/John McKee (X his mark)
Witness my hand and official seal this 27th day of June 1888
/s/Jonas P Brinkley, N.P.

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State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of Claim #634.369 of John McKee, Late private Co "H" 2 Reg't Ind. Cav.
Personally came before me, Levi Miller, J.P. in and for said County and State, William Hollon, aged 39 years, a citizen of the town of Lawrenceburgh, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana, well known to be to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:
I think the applicant has not been able to do manuel labor more 1/2 of the time I know that he was free from any phisical disease when he went in the arm.
PO office address St Omer Ind Decator Co
/s/William Hollon
Witness my hand and official seal, this 17 day of Aug 1888
/s/Levi Miller, J.P.

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State of Missouri )
County of Bates   ) ss:
In the matter of claim #634.369 of John McKee, late private, Co "H" 2 Reg't Ind. Cav.
Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, John A. Payne, aged 51 years, whose post-office address is Rich Hill, County of Bates, State of Mo, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
I know the above named John McKee and know that he was taken with chronic diarrhea after the Battle of Shilo on Pitsburgh Landing and was sent to the field hospital where he was sent afterward I could not now state.  This fact I know from being a member of same co. and Regt. him being present with same at that time.
/s/John A. Payne
Late Capt. Co H 2 Ind Cav.
Witness my hand and official seal this 11th day of Jany, 1889
/s/S. L. Long, Notary Public

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State of Indiana )
County of Switzerland ) ss:
In the matter of original claim #634.369 of John McKee, Private Co. "H" 2d Ind Cav
Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, James H. Wade aged 59 years, whose post-office address is Patriot, County of Switzerland, State of Indiana, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
I was a member of Co. "H" 2d Ind Cav and was present with the command at Pittsburg Landing about the month of April 1862 when claimant contracted malarial poisoning resulting in chronic diarrhoea and continued to complain of the same disability during our service.
/s/James H. Wade
Witness my hand and official seal this 11th day of March 1889
/s/ R. C. Moore, Notary Public

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War Department
Adjutant General's Office
Washington Apl 12 1889
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions
Roll of Co H 2 Ind Cav for Mar and Apr/62 reports John A Payne Sergt (Sur Capt) and James H Wade Pvt present
May and June/62 not on file
Return for July/62 not on file
Station Apr 30/62 Field of Shiloh Tenn.
May 31/62 Tuscombia Ala.
/s/R. C. Drum, Adjutant General

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State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of Claim #634.369 of John McKee Late Private Co. "H" 2 Reg't. Ind. Cav.
Personally came before me, a Clerk Circuit Court in and for said County and State, Alexander Hollan, aged 41 years, a citizen of the town of Lawrenceburgh, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana, well known to me to be a reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:
I have known John McKee ever since I can remember and I am now 41 years of age and I never heard him complain of having the chronic diarrhoea or any other sickness before he went in the army in 1861. And in 1862 he came home on a sick furlow - We thought for some time that he would die with the chronic diarrhoea - but he finally recovered and went back to his Regt. after about one year.  He was discharged about July 28 1865 and I have seen him nearly every day sence that time and know that he has constantly suffered from chronic diarrhoea and is at least disabled from performing manuel labor half time.  I know he has been doctoring every sence he was discharged from the army.
/s/Alexander Hollan
Witness my hand and official seal this 20 day of April 1889
/s/John H Russe, Clerk Circuit Court

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State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of claim #634.369 of John McKee, late Private Co "H" 2 Reg't Ind. Cav.
Personally came before me, a Levi Miller, J.P. in and for said County and State, Gilbert Anderson, aged 37 years, whose post-office address is Lawrenceburgh Indiana, County of Dearborn , State of Indiana, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:
I knew John McKee since 1875 and i knew him to have the chronic diarrhoea and was disabled from work one third of the time for i worked in the shop with him i knew him to be doctoring all of the time he is very poorley and cannot stand mutch hard work.
/s/Gilbert Anderson
Witness my hand and official seal this 7 day of June 1889
/s/Levi Miller, J.P.

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State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of Orig. Claim 634.369 of John McKee, Private Co."H" 2d Ind Cav.
Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County and State, Omer T. Hayes, aged 48 years, whose post-office address is Lawrenceburgh, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
I have been acquainted with John McKee for 27 years and worked with him off and on from 1865 to 1883 and know that during said time said McKee was afflicted with chronic diarrhea and that he was afflicted with said diarrhea ever since to the present time.
/s/ Omer T. Hayes
Witness my hand and official seal this 22 day of June 1889
/s/Daniel M. Guard, J.P.

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ORIGINAL INVALID CLAIM
Soldier:  John McKee
P.O.:  Lawrenceburgh
County:  Dearborn
State:  Ind.
Rank:  Private
Company:  H
Regiment:  2d, Ind. Vol. Cav.
Rates, $6 per month, commencing Jan 3/1888
Pensioned for:  Chr. diarrhea resulting piles.
Recognized Attorney
Name:  Evans Jewell
P.O. Columbus, Ind.
Fee:  $25.00
Articles filed:  Feb 6 1888
APPROVALS
Approved for diarrhea and results
Submitted:  30 Oct 1889, Cuthbert, Examiner
Approved for:
Ch. diarrhea
Ruling 97
Nov. 1 '89, C.A. Burdick, Legal Reviewer
Nov 15, 1889, C. Rand, Re-Reviewer
Approved for Chr. diarrhea and resulting piles 6/18.
Wm S Bell, Med. Ex'r Rawlin Med. Reviewer
Nov 15 1889, Thos Delugram, Acting Med. Referee
IMPORTANT DATES
Enlisted Nov 1 1861
Transferred from Sept. 14 1864 to Co. B, same Reg.
Discharged July 22 1865
Not in service since July 22 1865
Declaration filed Jan 3 1888
BASIS OF CLAIM
Dec. filed Jan 3/88 alleges malarial poisoning resulting in chronic diarrhea contracted at Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn., April 1862.

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State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of Original claim #634.369 of John McKee Private Co "H" 2nd Regt Ind Cav
Personally came before me a Levi Miller J.P. in and for said County and State, John McKee, aged 47 years whose post-office address is Lawrenceburg Co of Dearborn, State of Indiana, well known to me to be reputable and entitle to credit and who being duly sworn declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
The doctor that i first doctored with in 1866 is dead, his name was Dr. Harding, i doctored with him from 1866 to 1882 and i doctored with Dr. William Tural he is dead to he died about two (2) years a go and since that time i have been doctoring my self.
/s/John McKee
Witness my hand and official seal this 7 day of June 1889
/s/ Levi Miller, J.P.

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APPROVAL
ORIGINAL INVALID CLAIM for Soldier John McKee, PO Lawrenceburg, Dearborn, Indiana
Private, Company H, Regiment 2d Ind. Vol. Cav.
Rate $6 per month commencing Jan 3 1888
Pensioned for Chr. Diarrhoea resulting piles.
Basis of Claim:  Dec. filed Jan 3/88 alleges malarial poisoning resulting in chronic diarrhoea contracted at Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn. April 1862.
Approvals:
30 Oct 1889, Cuthbert, Examiner
1 Nov 1889, E. A. Burdick, Legal Reviewer
15 Nov 1889, C. Reed, Re-Reviewer
15 Nov 1889, Thos Delugraw, Med. Referee

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Claim for Pension
Act of Congress approved June 17 1890
On this 1 day of July AD 1890, personally appeared before me a Clerk Circuit Court in and for the aforesaid County duly authorized to administer oaths John McKee, aged 47 years, a resident of Lawrenceburg in the County of Dearborn, State of Indiana whose Post Office address is Lawrenceburg Indiana and who, being duly sworn declares as follows that:
he is the identical John McKee who was enrolled on November 1 1861 in Co. H 41st Regiment Indiana Volunteers (2d Cav) and was transferred to Co. B same Regiment January 1 1864 and honorably discharged therefrom on the 22d day of July 1865 at Edgefield Tennessee.  That he is a pensioner of the United States Certificate No. 455964 at the rate of $6.00 per month for chronic diarrhea and resulting piles and has pending a claim for increase pension.
He further says he is a sufferer from an ulcerated left leg which disease is of a permanent character and not a result of his own vicious habits and he believes he is disabled in a total pensionable degree thereby.
He makes this declaration for the purpose of securing a rating of pension in accordance with the provisions in the Act of Congress approved June 27 1890.
/s/John McKee (X his mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1 day of July 1890.
/s/John H. Russe, Clerk Circuit Court

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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In Case of John McKee, Co. H 2d Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Increase No. 455964
Date of Examination:  Sept. 17 1890
R. C. Bond, Pres.     )
S. H. Collins, Sec'y. ) BOARD
S. M. Weaver, Treas.  )
Post Office Lawrenceburgh, County Dearborn, State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455964
John McKee, rank Priv., Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav. Lawrenceburg, Ind, Sept. 17th 1890.
We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law, we have carefully examined this applicant who states that he is suffering from the following disability incurred in the service, viz:
Chr. diarrhoea with piles, rheumatism, dis. of rectum, stomach, liver, spleen and malaria, and that he receives a pension of $6.00 per month.
Pulse rate per minute 82; respiration 24; temperature 98.5; height 5 feet 9 inches; weight 165 pounds; age 47 years.
He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Increase
Got diarrhoea in '62.  Rheumatism since '62.  Diarrhoea: recurrent involving stomach, liver, rectum with chr. ulcer in left leg.  Had chills in '62 - '63.  Is short of breath - has smothering spells, cannot then sleep.
Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:  Well muscled and nourished.  Skin rather florid.  Lungs normal.  Heart - ? hyper trophy on ? - apex ? and to left nipple ? one ? ?n shows mitral insufficiency.  Liver slight enlargement and tender. Stomach distended, tender.  Spleen not enlarged.  Tongue slightly coated.  Crepitas in right shoulder.  Bowels - two medium pile tumors internally well congested.  Vessels gorged, no loose accumulation of fecal matter.  No special evidence of ural poisoning.
He is in our opinion entitled to a 4/18 rating for the disability caused by chr. diarrhoea, 4/18 for that caused by dis. of rectum resulting and 2/18 caused by rheumatism, 4/18 resulting heart dis. 0/18 liver, 0/18 stomach, 0/18 malaise.
/s/ R. C. Bond, Pres.
/s/ S. H. Collins, Sec'y.
/s/ S. M. Weaver, Treas.

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17 Dec 1890 (Summary)
Declaration for Increase of An Invalid Pension
State of Indiana, County of Dearborn, ss.
...That he (John McKee) believes himself to be entitled to an increase of pension on account of too low a rating for and an increased disability from chronic diarrhea and resulting piles.  He further says he is now afflicted with rheumatism and locomotor ataxia which  he claims to be a result of said chronic diarrhea.  He asks that he be sent before the board of examining surgeons at Osgood Indiana for examination.

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
Personally came before me (blank) in and for said County and State Thomas E. Craig, aged 54 years, citizen of the town of Lawrenceburgh, County of Dearborn, State of Indiana
I have been acquainted with John McKee formerly of Co H 2nd Regt. Indiana Cavalry since his return from the army in 1865.  I was then practicing medicine at Manchester in this County, at which place his father lived and where he made his home for a time after his discharge. 
I treated him for muscular rheumatism involving the muscles of the back during parts of 1866 and 1867.  He left Manchester shortly after that time and I have not treated him until during the past five years since I have resided in this place.  I find he has been a constant sufferer from rheumatism, never being free from it and for which he receives a small pension.  But I found another train of symptoms had developed as a result in all probability of the rheumatic affliction.  I noticed his unsteady gait resembling a drunken man and that in walking the heel was first brought down and then the foot in the usual manner of ?.  Examination showed an entire absence of the reflexes except a slight ? reflex in right leg.  He cannot stand if his eyes are closed but would fall forward on his face if not prevented.  He has great difficulty in walking on account of stumbling but walking after night is almost impossible, so too is ascending and particularly descending stairs.  The pupils of his eyes do not respond to the stimulus of light but remain nearly stationary.
He complained of a bandlike pain around the waist and suffers greatly from shooting pains in his legs as well as from cramps in the muscles of the legs and feet.
He has the sensation of cushions under his feet when walking and has a disagreeable tingling sensation in his feet and the same sensation has invaded his left hand and arm during the past few months.
Vision is greatly impaired and on closing his eyes he sees flashes of bright colors.  He is gradually losing the use of his limbs.  The change in that direction during the past year being quite rapid comparatively.  He is totally disabled and cannot perform any kind of manual labor; in fact, he requires the aid of some person to dress himself.
The disease is progressive and I have no hopes of staying its course.  I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
/s/Thos. E. Craig M.D.
Witness my hand and official seal this 17 day of December 1890.
/s/John H. Russe, Clerk Circuit Court

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
State of Illinois, County of Marion, ss:
In the matter of the Pension Claim of John McKee Co H 2nd Ind Cav.
Personally came before me, a Circuit Clerk in and for said County and State, Bennett Depenbrock aged 51 years, citizen of the town of Salem, County of Marion, State of Illinois, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
Affiant served in the organization aforesaid in the United States service in the War of the Rebellion and was well acquainted with the above named soldier at that time and knows that he served at least ninety days in said organization in the War of the Rebellion and was honorable discharged for same.
/s/Bennett Depenbrock
Late 2nd Lieut, Co. "H" 2d Ind Cav
Later Capt. Co C Btn 2nd Ind Cav
Witness my hand and official seal this 2nd day of February 1891
/s/ Thos F Meagher, Circuit Clerk

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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In Case of John McKee, Co. H 2d Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Increase No. 455964
Date of Examination:  March 9 1892
J. C. Hicks, Pres.     )
J. S. Lamb, Sec'y.     ) BOARD
E. D. Freeman, Treas.  )
Post Office Lawrenceburgh, County Dearborn, State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455964
John McKee, rank Priv., Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav. Lawrenceburg, Ind, March 9 1892.
We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law, we have carefully examined this applicant who states that he is suffering from the following disability incurred in the service, viz:
Chr. Diar. and piles, rheumatism, Locomotive Ataxia.  Ulcerated left leg.  Malarial poisoning and results
and that he receives a pension of Six dollars per month.
He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Increase.
My left leg hurts me and gets so weak I can scarcely walk on it.  I have Diarrhoea and constipation alternatively.  I have smothering sensation at times and heart palpitates.  At times I have chills and fever, occasionaly stomach hurts after I eat have sour stomach, have dull aching pains in lower part of body and troubled with cramps and sharp pain in legs.  Have dull ache through head, not much dizziness.  I fall at times, worse in the dark, have some difficulty in starting water.  Have sense of cushion beneath feet.  Have noises in ears.  I see double.  Have nausea.   Sense of constriction around abdomen.  Pain in head, neck and shoulders.  Never had any private disease.
Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
Pulse rate 96; respiration 28; temperature 97; height 5 fett 10-1/2 inches; weight 160 pounds; age 48 years.
Tongue red and rough.  Skin sallow.  Stomach and bowels distended and tympanitive and very tender over the stomach.  Liver dullness decidedly increased and liver very tender.  Spleen enlarged.  Specular examination reveals 4 internal piles from 1/2 to 1/3 in. in diameter and bowels inflamed.  Anus has a blue appearance.
Rate recommended Six Dollars.
Crepitation in shoulders and knees.  Motion in left shoulder and hip somewhat limited.  No swelling or contraction. 
Rate recommended Two Dollars.
There is two pigmented spots on inner side of left leg size of a half dollar and 2 or 3 size of a quarter and quite a number of small ones and also a varicose condition of internal long saphvenous vein of left leg from knee down to sole of foot internal aspect.
Rate recommended Four Dollars.
Heart.  Area of dullness increased.  Action frequent.  Billious murmur accompanies 1st sound heart at base and apex.  Pulse standing 100.  After exercise 112.
Rate recommended Four dollars.
Incoordination of movements in walking are exaggerated in the dar.  Pupils are alike and respond to light.  Tongue protrudes in a strait line.  Sensation impaired in four extremeties.  Entire absence of knee jerk in left leg and almost so nil in right leg.  Hs arcus senilis in both eyes.  No evidence of syphyilis.
Rate recommended Four dollars.
He is in our opinion entitled to a 6/18 rating for the disability caused by Chr. Diar. and res. piles, 2/18 for that caused by Rheumatism and 4/18 for that caused by dis. of heart, 4/18 ulcerated leg, 4/18 locomotor atax.
/s/John E. Hickes, Pres.
/s/J. F. Lamb, Sec'y.
E. D. Freeman, Treas.

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Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington D.C. Dec 7 1893
Respectfully returned to the office in charge of the Record and Pension Office, War Department requesting a full military and medical history of the soldier.
Please examine all records likely to afford any information as to diseases, wounds or injuries incurred by him while in the service.
Claim ctf. No. 455.964
Name:  John McKee
Co H 2 Regt Ind Cav
/s/ Wm Lochren, Commissioner
RECORD AND PENSION OFFICE
WAR DEPARTMENT
Washington, Dec 9 1893
Respectfully returned to The Commissioner of Pensions with the information that in the case of John McKee Co H 2 Ind Cav, mil records furnish nothing in addition to report of Apl 19/88.
The medical records show him treated as follows:
as John McKee, Priv Co B 9 Ind Cav June 5 to 10, 65 Inter fever, returned to duty.
The above is additional to that furnished in rept dated July 28, 88, herewith.
Nothing additional found.
By authority of the Secretary of War:
/s/H. C. Ainsworth, Colonel, U.S. Army, Chief of Office

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of the increase pension claim Ctf. No. 455.964 of John McKee late a pri of Company H 2 Regiment of Indiana Cavalry Volunteers.
On this 1 day of Jany 1894 before me Jno H. Russe, a Notary Public, within and for said county and state personally appeared Wm. Vanscyoc, age 36 years, a resident of Lawrenceburg, county of Dearborn and state of Indiana, and whose postoffice whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being by me first duly sworn on oath says:
Affiant has known and worked with the soldier for about fourteen years and knows from seeing and being with him that he (soldier) is and has been for the last ten or twelve years continuously afflicted with an ulcerated left leg which was not and is not due to vicious habits, said soldier not being addicted to vicious habits since affiant knew him.
That he had said ulcerated left leg on July 5/90 and Mar 9/92.
Affiant did not write this affidavit, the same was written in his presence and from his oral statements by C. F. Hayes in Jany 1 1894.
/s/ W. J. Vanscyoc
Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 1st day of January 1894.

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of the increase pension claim Ctf. No. 455964 of John McKee, late a priv. of Company H, 2 Regiment of Indiana Cavalry Volunteers.
On this 1 day of Jany 1894 before Jno H. Russe, a Notary Public within and for said county and state personally appeared John Williamson, age 24 years, a resident of Lawrenceburg, county of Dearborn and state of Indiana, and whose postoffice address is Lawrenceburg Indiana whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being by me first duly sworn on oath says:
Affiant has known the soldier John McKee all his (affiant's) life and has worked with him in the same shop for about ten years.
Affiant knows from seeing and being with the soldier that he is afflicted with an ulcerated left leg and that said ulcerated left leg is not due to vicious haibts as the soldier is not and never has been during affiant's acquaintance with him addicted to vicious habits.
Solder was afflicted with said ulcerated left leg on July 5th 1890 and from then continuously to the present time including March 9 1892 as affiant well knows.  This affidavit was written by C. F. Hayes in the presence of affiant from oral statements made by him on January 1st 1894.
/s/John Williamson
Subscribed and sworn to before me on 1st day of January 1894.
/s/John H. Russe, Jr., Notary Public

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PHYSICIAN'S AFFIDAVIT
State of Indiana County of Dearborn, ss:
In the Pension Claim No. 455964 of John McKee, late Co. H 2d Regt Vol. Cav.
Personally came before me a Clerk Circuit Court in and for the aforesaid County and State, T. E. Craig, M.D., whose Post Office is Lawrenceburgh, Dearborn Co., Indiana, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
That he is a practicing physician and has been acquainted with the above-named soldier for about 28 years and that:
I have been his physician for the principal part of the past sixteen years and his constant physician for the past eight years.
Claimant, during my services, has suffered greatly from rheumatism of the joints and of the heart which has resulted in mitrol stenosis and rsulting dilation of the left ventricle of the heart.  He has also suffered from chronic varicose veins of left leg.  At times the ulcers improve but a relapse follows hard labor.  But his most serious disability is locomotive ataxia.  The patella reflex and clou? are absent and his walk is very uncertain.  He is unable to walk at night when he cannot see where to place his feet.  He also suffers from band pain around his chest and lightning pains in the limbs.  His sight is also becoming defective.
Notwithstanding the best approved treatment this disability does not leave but rather becomes worse from year to year.
I regard him as totally disabled and unable to perform manual labor.
The above statement is in my own hand and I have no interest in prosecuting this claim.
/s/ T. E. Craig, M.D.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8 day of January A.D. 1894
/s/John H. Russe, Clerk Circuit Court

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
State of Indiana  )
County of Fayette ) ss:
In the matter of the Invalid pension claim Ctf No. 455964 of John McKee late a Pri of Company H 2 Regiment of Ind Cav Volunteers.
On this 9th day of January 1894 before me Thomas M. Little, a Notary Public, within and for said county and state personally appeared Aaron Keller age 50 years, a resident of Connersville, county of Fayette and state of Indiana and whose postoffice address is Connersville, Indiana whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being by me first duly sworn on oath says:
I have known said claimant since 1866 at Lawrenceburg Indiana.  During five years from 1866, I saw him every week and since 1871 I have seen him frequently.  While at Lawrenceburg fronm 1866 to 1871, he was complaining of chronic diarrhoea and rheumatism.  He walked lame and seemed to be in poor health then and claimed that the above named diseases were what ailed him and claimed that he contracted them in the army.  Since 1871 when I would see him he still complained of suffering from said diseases and used a cane in walking.  Have had him leave me to obey natures call from diarrhoea.  I have not see him since September 1893 and he was still suffering from said diseases at that date as in 1866.
The foregoing statement was written by said Notary on January 9 1894 at his office in Connersville Indiana at my oral dictation in my presence and in making said statement I was not aided by any person or by any paper or statement whatever not attached as an exhibit hereto.
/s/Aaron Keller
Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 9th day of January 1894
/s/Thomas M. Little, Notary Public

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
State of Ohio     )
County of Hamilton) ss.
In the matter of the pension claim Ctf. No. 455964 of John McKee of Company H Regiment of 2nd Ind. V. C. Volunteers.
On this 9 day of January 1894 before me, Enos F. Kelch a Justice of the Peace within and for said county and state personally appeared Zachariah Hallen, age 47 years, a resident of Addyston, county of Hamilton and state of Ohio, and whose postoffice address is S Kitan Hamittn Co Ohio, whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being by me first duly sworn on oath says:
that he has bin acquanted with John McKee for 35 or 40 and have seen him very often since he came out of the army and know him to be suffing from cronic dirreh and rhumatism and hes not able to perform manuel laber.
/s/Zachariah Holland
Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 9 day of January 1894
/s/Enos F. Kelch, Justice of the Peace

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of the increase pension claim Ctf. No. 455964 of John McKee late a pvt of Company H, 2 Regiment of Indiana Cavalry Volunteers.
On this 13th of Jany 1894 before me John H. Russe, a Clerk Circuit Court within and for said county and state personally appeared John McKee age 50 years, a resident of Lawrenceburg, county of Dearborn, state of Indiana and whose postoffice address is Lawrenceburg Indiana whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being by me first duly sworn on oath says:
He is the above named claimant that he is afflicted with the rheumatism, disease of heart and locomotive ataxia.  That said diseases are permanent in character as he believes and are not due to vicious habits and totally disables him from earning a support by manuel labor.
That he filed a prior application on July 5 1890 and he makes this as a supplemental or additional application to his said prior application for an disabled pension under the Act of June 27 1890 and he hereby appoints Charles F. Hayes of Lawrenceburg Indiana as his Attorney in his said claim.
As evidence in his claim under Act of July 14/62 he says he is unable to furnish medical evidence as to medical treatment received since his discharge from the army until now other than the evidence of Dr. Craig filed herewith for the reason that the other physicians "viz" Drs. Terrill and Harding are now dead.  This affidavit was written by D. F. hayes in affiant's presence and was dictated by him with neither assistance from any other person or paper not hereto atached.
/s/John McKee (X his mark)
Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 13 day of January 1894.
/s/John H. Russe, Clerk Circuit Court

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
State of Indiana  )
County of Dearborn) ss:
In the matter of the increase pension claim Ctf. No. 455964 of John McKee late a pvt of Company H, 2 Regiment of Indiana Cavalry Volunteers.
On this 13th of Jany 1894 before me John H. Russe, a Clerk Circuit Court within and for said county and state personally appeared Jonah McKee age 52 years a resident of Lawrenceburg, county of Dearborn and state of Indiana, and whose postoffice address is Lawrenceburg, Indiana whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being by me first duly sworn on oath says:
He is a brother of the above named soldier John McKee and was at home at his father's residence on a farm in Dearborn County Indiana in July 1865 when said soldier returned home to the same place after being discharged from the U.S. Military service.  Seen him as soon as he got home, since then we have been together.  When he came home as above stated he was sick and afflicted with chronic diarrhoea and rheumatism to such an extent as to be unable to labor more than half of his time.  He has ever since he came home been sorely afflicted with said diseases which have progressed and gradually grown worse until for the last later years he has been fully disabled for the performance of manuel labor.  He was lame, very thin in flesh and weak, and complained to me of said diarrhoea and rheumatism.  I knew that he was treated by Dr. Terrill of Lawrenceburg Indiana for said chronic diarrhoea and rheumatism and that Dr. Terrill is now dead.
The foregoing statement was written by C. F. Hayes at his office in Lawrenceburg Indiana on Jany 13/94 at affiant's oral dictation in affiant's presence and he making said statement affiant was not aided by any person or thing or any papers which is not attached herewith.
/s/Jonah McKee
Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 13 day of January 1894
/s/John H. Russe, Clerk Circuit Court

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U.S. Pension Agency
Indianapolis, Ind. Mch 19 1895
Hon. Wm. Lochren, Commissioner of Pensions
Sir:
I hereby report that the name of John McKee, P H and B 2 Ind Cav, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency under Certificate No. 455964, and who was last paid at $8.00 to 4 Fby 1895 has been dropped because of allowance under Act of June 27 1890.  Chronic diarrhoea and piles.
Very respectfully
(unsigned) Pension Agent

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10 Feb 1896 (Summary)
Declaration for Increase of An Invalid Pension
Old and New Disability
...He (John McKee) further declares that he is disabled in the following manner, to wit: chronic diarrhea and resulting piles and rheumatism.
Application is also hereby made for increase of pension on account of a new disability, to wit: at Pittsburgh Landing in the State of Tennessee on or about the 6 and 7 of April 1862, he, by reason of being exposed to the inclement weather without protection and with having to sleep on the wet ground without protection contracted rheumatism and was sent to a field hospital near Corinth Miss. where he was treated for same.
He was then sent to hospital at Hamsburg Landing, Tennessee and from there to Terre Haute Indiana.  He asks to be sent to the Osgood examining surgeon at Mooresburg? Ind for examination under this application and that he hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation Hayes & Diment of n.w.cor. 5th & Race St., Cincinnati, Ohio, his true and lawful attorneys to prosecute his claim.

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Proof of Incurrence of Disability
State of Indiana, County of Dearborn, ss:
Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County and State, duly authorized to administer oaths, Richard O'Moore aged 53 years, a resident of Lawrenceburg in the County of Dearborn and State of Indiana who, being duly sworn according to law, states that he is acquainted with John McKee, applicant for Invalid Pension, and knows the said John McKee to be the identical person of that name who served as a priv in Company H 41 Regiment of Indiana and who was discharged at Nashville Ten on or about the 28 day of July 1865 by reason of expiration of term of services.
That the said John McKee, while in the line of his duty, at or near Pittsburgh Landing in the State of Tenn. died on or about the 6 and 7 day of April 1862 become disabled in the following manner, viz: by reason of being exposed to the inclement weather and having to sleep on the wet ground without suitable protection said soldier John McKee contracted rheumatism which continued to afflict him during the time he remained together with the service.
That the facts as above stated are personally known to affiant by reason of my being at Pittsburgh Landing and seeing him sick and afflicted there with rheumatism and knowing that he was sent to the hospital at Corinth Miss. on account of same.
This affidavit was written by C. F. Hayes on Feby 15 1896 in affiant's presence and from his oral statements and he was not aided by any other person or by any written recital not hereto attached.
/s/Richard O'Moore
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of February 1896
/s/Joseph F. Frazer, Notary Public

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Civil War Pension File for John Wesley McKee, part 2

Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana

SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In case of John McKee, Co. H, 2d Reg't, Inda. Cav.
Applicant for Increase
No. 455,964
Date of Examination:  April 12 1896
J. D. Gatch, Pres.    )
F. Recatruiz, Sec'y.  ) BOARD
J. L. Freeland, Treas.)
Post Office Lawrenceburg
County Dearborn
State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455,964
John McKee, pr, Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav., Lawrenceburg, Ind., date of examination April 12 1896.
We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law we have carefully exmained this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred in the service, viz: Chron. diarrhoea and res. piles and rheumatism.
and that he receives a pension of ten dollars per month.
He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Incr.
Suffers from diarrhoea nearly all the time and has from 4 to 6 stools per diem of a dysenteric character.  Suffers from piles constantly.  Suffers constant pain in shoulders and back.  Suffers much pain in stomach which is full of gas.
Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:  Pulse rate 92; respiration 96; temperature 98-1/2; height 5 feet 10 inches; weight 172 pounds; age 53 years.
Abdomen very prominent, tympanitic over entire colon and tender also.  Stomach full, tympanitic and quite tender.  Liver and spleen normal.  One external pile size of pea.  Mucous membrane of rectum much congested and hemorrhoidal vessels enlarged and tortuous.  No ulcer, no internal tumor, fissure, fistula or prolapsus. 
Rate chron. diarrhoea and piles at six eighteenths.
Decided crepitus and pain in both shoulders.  All other joints normal.  No anatomical change in affected joints and motion not limited. 
Rate rheumatism at two eighteenths.
Heart.  Area of dullness somewhat increased downward and to left.  Apex impulse slightly lower to left of normal place not plainly evident to inspection and palpation on account of thick chestwalls.  A systolic murmur at apex.  Other sounds normal.  Rhythm somewhat irregular.  Action variable.  Pulsations sitting 92, standing 100 and after some exercise 140 with much ? and general tremor.  No edema or cyanosis.
Rate dis. of heart at eight eighteenths.
Complexion fair, eyes slightly yellow and tongue furred.  Quite nervous.  Is fat but muscles are soft and flabby.  No other disability found and no evidence of vicious habits.
/s/J. D. Gatch, Pres
/s/ F. Rectaruiz, Sec'y.
/s/J. L. Freeland, Treas.

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(handwritten)
455.964
Lawrenceburg Ind
October 10 1897
To the Comishner Mr. Eavens
Sir i did not intend to make a new claim i onely want an increas on the old claim.  As for Mr. Moores affidavit i thought that would make it that mutch stronger as for evidence i can get plenty of my company but i can not get the doctor as Dr. Rutluge is dead and Dr. Smith can not rember me i did not tell the attorney to put in for a new claim.
/s/ John W McKee

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Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington D.C. Dec 2 1897

Western Div.
Inv'd CTP No. 455.964
John McKee
Co H, 2 Reg't, Ind. Cav.

Sir:
Will you kindly answer at your earliest convenience the questions enumerated below?  The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value of your family.
Very respectfully,
H. Chuy Evan Commissioner

Mr. John McKee
Lawrenceburg Ind.

Q.  Are you a married man?  If so, please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name.
A.  Maggie McKee.  Maggie McCullough

Q.  When, where and by whom were you married? 
A:  June 3 1876, Lawrenceburg Ind, Justis Greene

Q.  What record of marriage exists?
A.  I have a record of it in the Lawrenceburg Cort House.

Q.  Were you previously married?  If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
A.  Yes.  Ratchel Aldrage.  Divorced at Mount Vernon Ind. June 1875.

Q.  Have you have children living?  If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
A.  Sarah McKee born March 14 1877
Charley McKee born April 15 1879
Nevada McKee born December 23 1881
Mollie McKee born September 15 1884

Date of reply December 7 1897.
/s/John McKee

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20 Dec 1899 (Summary)
Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension
...That he (John McKee) believes himself to be entitled to an increase of pension on account of the disease of chronic diarrhea and resulting piles, rheumatism and disease of heart, under the act of July 14 1862.  That prior to January 22 1894, he was drawing a pension under said act of July 14 1862 of $6.00 per month for chronic diarrhea and piles; that on March 7th 1895 he was granted an increase of pension to $10.00 for under act of March 9th 1890; that his disability of chronic diarrhea has resulted in rheumatism and disease of heart also, and that he believes his combined disabilities from chronic diarrhea, resulting piles, rheumatism and disease of heart is equal to a rating of $30.00 per month under act of July 14 1862, and he asks that his pension be increased under act of July 14 1862 to a rate greater than $13.00 per month and he hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation Charles F. Hayes of Lawrenceburg, Ind. his true and lawful attorney to prosecute this claim.

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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In Case of John McKee, Co. H 2d Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Increase No. 455964
Date of Examination:  June 6 1900
A. P. Daughters, Pres.    )
W. A. Rockafellow, Sec'y. ) BOARD
H. H. Dwyer, Treas.       )
Post Office Lawrenceburgh, County Dearborn, State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455964
John McKee, rank Priv., Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav. Lawrenceburg, Ind, June 6 1900.
Cause of disability:  Diarrhea, Piles, disease of heart and rhumatism.
He receives a pension of 10. dollars per month.
He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Inc. "Increasing disability"
We hereby certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
Pulse rate 94-100-120; respiration 24-26-36; temperature 92.2, height 5 feet 10-3/4 inches; actual weight 170 pounds; age 57 years.
Tongue coated and tremulous, nearly all teeth remain but are worn almost to gingeval margin.  The stomach, colon and small intestine are distended and tympanitic and stomach is quite tender.  Hepatic dullness extends from lower border of ribs to sixth rib in front and is on level with tenth dorsal spine behind, is not tender although complexion is sallow.  The spleenic dullness is distinct over ninth to eleventh ribs, is not tender. 
Rating 6/18
There are four pile tumors, are about 3/4 in. within rectum and are about 1/4 in. each, are ulcerated and denuded but not bleeding, are tender and very painful on making stool.  Hemorrhoidal vessels very tortuous. 
Rating 8/18.
He has normal range of muscles in both hips, knees and ankles, both wrists and right elbow, 3/4 range in left elbow, 2/3 range in right shoulder and 1/2 range in left shoulder, marked crepitation in wrists, knees and ankles and both shoulders, especially left shoulder which is also tender but not swollen.  He complains of tingling and numbness from left shoulder to wrist and finger tips.  Points of aesthesiometry are appreciated in a linear direction, no nearer than three inches transversely 1-3/4 inches.  Lumbar muscles soft and on left side tender.  Muscles in general not wasted or tender.  Tendons not wasted or contracted.
Rating 6/18
Cardiac dullness extends from a point 1-1/2 inches below nipple and on a line with it following a curved line upward to right border of sternum and continuing upwards to lower border of third rib at its junction with right border of sternum and following a curved line outwards and downwards to point of beginning.  Hearts action accelerated and very irregular.  A soft systolic murmur mitral regurgitant is heard at apex.  No edema somewhat cyanotic, there is dyspnoea.
Rating 4/18
Chest at rest 36-1/2 inches, forced expiration 35-1/2 inches.  Forced inspiration 37-1/2 inches; shoulders slightly stooped, chest in consequence flattened.  Clavicles somewhat prominent, vascular murmur everywhere normal, no dullness or percussion, no rales?, respiration rhythmical, no cough or expectoration.
Rating 0/18
Urine pale straw color, acid reaction, s/r gr 10.22, no sugar, no albumen, no sediment
Rating 0/18
He is fairly well nourished, no other disability found and no evidence that existing ones have been caused by vicious habits.
/s/A. P. Daughters, Pres.
/s/W. A. Rockafellow, Sec'y.
/s/H. H. Dwyer, Treas.

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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In Case of John McKee, Co. H 2d Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Increase, Pension Claim No. 455964
Date of Examination:  Apr 19 1905
J. C. Hicks, Pres.    )
E. D. Freeman, Sec'y. ) BOARD
R. T. Olmsted, Treas. )
Post Office Osgood, County Ripley, State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455964
John McKee, rank Priv., Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav. Lawrenceburg, Ind, Apr 19 1905.
Cause of disability:  Chronic diarrhoea and resulting piles.  Claims stomach trouble as result.
He receives a pension of 10. dollars per month.
He makes the following statement in regard to the origin of his disabilities and date when first discovered by him:  First had chronic diarrhoea at Pittsburgh Landing 1862.
Birthplace Indiana, age 61 years, height 5 feet 10-1/2 inches, weight 170 pounds, complexion dark; color of eyes gray; color of hair gray; occupation cooper.
We hereby certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
Pulse rate 80-88-136; respiration 24-24-28, temperature 98
Tongue normal, skin pale. 
Chronic diarrhoea:  Barrels tympanitic and painful on percussion, especially over descending colon.  Liver dullness extends from 5th space to 2 inches below ribs.  Spleen enlarged upward and backward and not much downward.  Extends from 5th space to slightly below ribs.  Tender over spleen. 
Rate for diarrhoea and results 14/18
Stomach:  Claimant complains of pain and bloating after eating though he seems fairly well nourished.
The rating for same is included in the rating for chronic diarrhoea.
Piles:  Two internal piles 1/2 inch in diameter, the rating for which is included in chronic diarrhoea.  Nothing further.
Heart:  Dullness increased:  Impulse not seen nor felt, action feeble and sounds are muffled.  No murmur.  Probably has dilation.  No edema, cyanosis or dyspnoea.
Rate 4/18
Habits apparently good and no evidence of syphilis.
/s/J. C. Hicks
/s/E. D. Freeman
/s/R. T. Olmsted


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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In Case of John McKee, Co. H 2d Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Increase, Pension Claim No. 455964
Date of Examination:  Jul 3 1906
A. P. Daughters, Pres.    )
W. A. Rockafellow, Sec'y. ) BOARD
H. H. Dwyer, Treas.       )
Post Office Lawrenceburg, County Dearborn, State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455964
John McKee, rank Priv., Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav. Lawrenceburg, Ind, Jul 3 1906.
Chr. diarrh. and res. piles.  Claims dis. of stomach as a result.
He receives a pension of $12.00 per month.
He makes the following statement in regard to the origin of his disabilities and date when first discovered by him:  Chr. diarrhea *Pittsburgh Landing 1862.  Piles: same time and place.  Dis. of Stomach: same time and place.
Birthplace:  Dearborn Co. Ind; age 63 years; height 5 ft 9-1/2 in, weight 166 pounds; complexion Dark; eyes Gray; hair Gray; occupation Cooper.
We certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
Pulse rate 76-80-130; respiration 18-22-36; temperature 98.6
Chronic diarrhea
Colons ascending transverse and descending are tympanitic and distended but not tender.
Rating 4/18
Piles
There are two piles in evidence but there is extreme looseness of bowels.  Claimant not being able to control discharge of fecal matter.  There is partial loss of integrity of sphincter and rectal walls are inflamed and abraded but there is no prolapsus.
Rating 2/18
Dis. of stomach
Tongue clean, five molars missing and upper incisors.  Remaining teeth are in good state of preservation.  Stomach is tympanitic and distended and sub tender
Rating 2/18
Dis. of heart
Apex beat in fifth interspace 3-3/4 in. to left of midsternal line with area of 1-1/4 in.  Right border heart exposed ?ness 1/2 inch to left of midsternal line.  Left border from 4" ? and right border to a point 3 in. to left of midsternal line at level of junction of 6th rib and parartinal? line.  Hearts action rapid and muffled.  There is no ? edema, cyanosis or dyspnoea
Rating 0/18
Lungs
Chest at rest 36-1/2 in, forced respiration 35-1/2 in, forced inspiration 37-1/4 inches.  This is duress on percussion and sub clavicular and mammary and sub axillary region of left lungs where there are evidence of a causal idotic? condition.  The vascular murmur is normal everywhere except as above mentioned.  There is no cough or expectoration in evidence.
Rating 0/18
Hepatic dullness from 6th rib to 1/2 in below margin of rib.  Behind it rises to level of 10th dorsal spine.  Somewhat tender.  He is sallow and eyes are ictuve?
Rating 2/18
Spleen
Greatest intensity from 8th to 11th ribs and extends anterior to axillary line.  Not tender.
Rating 0/18
Kidneys
Urine lemon color, ? reaction S/p gr 10.22.  No sugar, albumin or sediment, usual tests.
Rating 0/18
He is well nourished.  No other disability found and no evidence that existing ones have been caused by vicious habits and warrants a rate of $10.00.
/s/A. P. Daughters
/s/ W. A. Rockafellow
/s/ H. H. Dwyer

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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In Case of John McKee, Co. H 2d Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Increase, Pension Claim No. 455964
Date of Examination:  May 27 1908
William Hause, Pres.    )
E. T. Riley, Sec'y.     ) BOARD
C. M. Beall, Treas.     )
Post Office Lawrenceburg, County Dearborn, State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455964
John McKee, rank Priv., Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav. Lawrenceburg, Ind, May 27 1908.
Chr. diarrh. and res. piles.  Claims dis. of stomach as a result.
He receives a pension of $12.00 per month.
He makes the following statement in regard to the origin of his disabilities and date when first discovered by him:
First attack at Pittsburgh Landing in 1862, was in hospital in Terre Haute and Indianapolis absent from regiment 1 year, frequent spells since grow worse.  Stomach pain most of the time for 15 years.  Bloats.
Birthplace, Dearborn Co. Ind, age 64 years; height 5'10", weight 170 pounds; complexion fair; color of eyes brown; color of hair steel gray; occupation cooper; marks/scars no.
We certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
Pulse rate 96-112-120; respiration 18-21-24; temperature 98.5
Chronic diarrhoea and resuling piles.  Tongue coated, red edges covered with heavy brown fur.  Stomach very tender dilated, distended with gas, walls thickened.  Colon: walls thickened, tender, especially over signoid flexure, distended with gas.  Liver normal in size, tender on pressure.  Spleen very slightly enlarged.
Rectum: Two inflamed external piles 1/2 inch in diamter.  Two internal piles, one ulcerated on posterior wall 3/4" in diameter; one on left wall 1/2 x 1/2; entire rectal wall congested, inflamed
Rate 17/18
Claimant is anaemic, only fairly nourished.
Heart:  Apex beat by palpation 1/2 inch to left of nipple in 5th intervestal space, murmur over mitral valves, possibly result of anaemia. Result of poor assimilation.  Lungs normal.
Kidneys:  Urine: Reaction acid sfg 1022.  No albumen (heat) no sugar (Trommus?)
Rate:  17/18
/s/William Hanse, Pres.
/s/E. T. Riley, Sec'y.
/s/C. M. Beall, Treas.

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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In Case of John McKee, Co. H 2d Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Increase, Pension Claim No. 455964
Date of Examination:  Apr 20 1910
C. W. Shaw, Pres.    )
W. H. Haynes, Sec'y. ) BOARD
E. D. Bateman, Treas.)
Post Office Lawrenceburg, County Dearborn, State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455964
John McKee, rank Priv., Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav. Lawrenceburg, Ind, Apr 20 1910.
Chr. diarrh. and piles. 
He receives a pension of $14.00 per month.
He makes the following statement in regard to the origin of his disabilities and date when first discovered by him:
At camp, mud in 1862, had camp diarrhoea which continued for about one year.  Went to hospital 3 or 4 times for treatment.
Birthplace:  Yorkville, Ind; age 66 years; height 5 ft 10 in; weight 175 pounds; complexion Light; eyes Gray; Hair Gray; occupation Cooper.
We certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
Pulse rate 72-78-90; respiration 18-24-25; temperature 98
Chronic Diarrhoea - He has alternate diarrhoea and constipation.  Bowels are swollen and tender.  There is marked dullness over entire colon.  His rectum is inflammed and there are three piles each about 3/8 in. in diameter and all are ulcerated.  There is a constant muco-purulent discharge from the barrels which is offensive.
Rating 10/18
Liver - Moderately enlarged.  One inch below was in axillary line, spleen normal.
Rating 2/18
Heart - Normal
Rating 0/18
Lungs - claimant has chronic bronchitis, severe cough and profuse expectoration.
Rating 4/18
Kidneys - Urine sp.gr.1020 Acid.  No Sugar.  No Albumen
Rating 0/18
Stomach is swollen and tender with frequent eructations of gas.
Rating 4/18
He is weak and anaemic but not emaciated.
We would recommend a rating of $17 a month.
/s/C. W. Shaw, Pres.
/s/W. H. Haynes, Sec'y.
/s/E. D. Bateman, Treas.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D.C. Sep 4 1912
Respectfully returned to the Adjutant General War Department for personal description and age at enlistment. 
4 enclosures
Inv 455.964
John McKee
Co H 2 Ind Cav
/s/J. T. Davenport, Commissioner
War Department
The Adjutant General's Office
Washington, Sep 7 1912
Respectfully returned to the COMMISSIONER OF PENSION with the information that in the case of John McKee, Co H 2 Reg't Ind. Cav'y., the records show personal description as follows:
Age --, height 5 feet 11 inches, complexion light, eyes grey, hair light, place of birth Dearborn Co. Ind, occupation cooper.  Age at re-enlistment Jan'y 1 1864 20 years; age at 1st enl. not of record
/s/Geo. Andres, The Adjutant General

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
State of Indiana, County of Dearborn, SS:
In the matter of Pension Claim No. 455964 of John McKee, late Private of Co. "B" 2'd Reg't Ind Cav Vols.
ON THIS 1 day of July AD 1913, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, in and for the County and State aforesaid, duly authorized to administer oaths, JOHN MCKEE, aged 70 years, whose residence is Lawrenceburg, County of Dearborn and State of Indiana, well known to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
He is the above named claimant.  He is unable to furnish a verified copy of a Public or Church record showing the date of his birth for the reason that he knows of no such record.  He is in possession of the family Bible in which his father recorded the births of his family, said Bible shows that the claimant John McKee was born on the 30th day of June 1843.
/s/John McKee (X his mark)
/s/ Wm Bryan
/s/ L. J. Wade
I, the undersigned Notary Public, hereby certify the family Bible of John McKee above referred to is now before me.  Said Bible was published in the year 1850 and shows that John McKee was born June 30 1843.  There is no alterations or erasures in the entry in said Bible, where the age of John McKee is recorded.  From the appearance of the aforesaid Bible and the entries therein made, I believe them to be genuine and to have been made about the time shown.
/s/Joseph F. Frazer, Notary Public

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(handwritten)
IC No. 455.964
Lawrenceburg, Ind
May 30 1921
Dear sir
I first put in a claim for increase of pensions I wish to let you no that I will with draw for a while I were just loseing the use of my lime I getting better now and I will not sine any lie on your paper and I not come fine in the house all the time only part of the time.
Very respectfully from John McKee
601 Shipping St., Lawrenceburg, Ind.
(there is no punctuation in this letter)

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
State of Indiana County of Dearborn ss:
In the matter of Pension Claim No. 455964 of John McKee, late of Co. H, 2nd Reg't, Ind Vols. Cav.
ON THIS 28th day of September AD 1922 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the County and State aforesaid duly authorized to administer oaths John McKee, age 79 years, whose residence is Lawrenceburg, County of Dearborn and State of Indiana, well known to be reputable and entitled to credit and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:
He is the above named claimant.  He is unable to furnish the sworn statement of his attending family physician for the reason that H. H. Dwyer, the physician who treated him in later years is now dead, he having died recently.  He has required the regular personal aid and attention of his wife since about July 1st 1922.
/s/John McKee
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of September AD 1922
/s/William S. Fagaly, Notary Public

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GENERAL AFFADAVIT
State of Indiana County of Dearborn ss:
In the matter of Pension Claim No. 455964 of John McKee, late of Co. H, 2nd Reg't, Ind Vols. Cav.
ON THIS 28th day of September AD 1922 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the County and State aforesaid duly authorized to administer oaths Margaret McKee, age 72 years, whose residence is Lawrenceburg, County of Dearborn and State of Indiana, well known to be reputable and entitled to credit and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:
She is the wife of the soldier John McKee, his physical condition is poor and has been for more than three months and that it is necessary for her to assist him to dress and undress and bathe him.  He is confined to his bed at times and he is in or about the home most of the time, his mental condition is such as men of his age would ordinarily be.  He requires the general attention of another person most all of the time.
/s/Margaret McKee
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of September AD 1922
/s/William S. Fagaly, Notary Public

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SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
In Case of John McKee, Co. H 2d Reg't Ind. Cav.
Applicant for Increase, Pension Claim No. 455964
Date of Examination:  Oct. 18 1922
E. D. Bateman, Pres. )
J. F. Treen, Sec'y.  ) BOARD
J. C. Elliott, Treas.)
Post Office Lawrenceburg, County Dearborn, State Indiana
Increase Pension Claim No. 455964
John McKee, rank Priv., Company H, 2d Reg't Ind. Cav. Lawrenceburg, Ind, Oct. 18 1922.
Chr. diarrh. and rheumatism.
He receives a pension of $50.00 per month.
He makes the following statement in regard to the origin of his disabilities and date when first discovered by him:
Chronic diarrhoea developed in 1862 Pittsburgh Landing.  Rheumatism developed about same time.
Birthplace Yorkville, Ind; age 74 years; height 5 ft 9-1/2 in; weight 185 pounds; complexion Dark; color of eyes Brown; color or hair Gray; occupation Retired Cooper; permanent marks and scars: index finger amputated at first joint on right hand.
We hereby certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
Pulse rate 88-96-122; respiration 28-32-64; temperature 97-3/10
Heart - apex beat in 6th interspace to left of normal ? 1 inch.  Hypertrophy of ventricle - ? sounds are loud and sharp. History of shortness of breath on heavy exertion.  Arthmatic condition present over lungs.
Bowels - Large ? with ?
Varicose ulcer rear on left leg - 4 in long miner aspect.  Left leg varicose veins - extend to lower 3rd of femur or thigh from ankle.  Varicose very slight in right leg.
Tenderness of muscles in lumbar region.
Left shoulder crepitation marked - slight in elbow
Right shoulder crepitation marked - slight in elbow
Can raise arm only to a slight angle with body.  Marked tremor in arms on muscular exertion.
Crepitation marked in joints of legs due to senile changes.
Requires attention of dressing at times.
General physical condition is bad.
Urine - Reaction alkaline sp.gr.1014.
No sugar, no albumen
Because of his weakened physical condition and the necessity of attendant at times, we recommend a pension of $72.00 per month.
/s/E. D. Bateman, Pres.
/s/J. F. Treen, Sec'y.
/s/J. C. Elliott, Treas.

 

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Lawrenceburg Register 21 Feb 1929, P.1
CIVIL WAR VETERAN ANSWERS LAST ROLL CALL
John Wesley McKee, one of the few surviving veterans of the Civil War in this city and also in the county, passed away at his home on Shipping street, Friday night, February 15, after several days illness.
Mr. McKee was a resident of this county during his entire long useful life.  He was born at Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind., June 16 1842, the son of Henry and Sarah McKee.  He came to Lawrenceburg in his youth and this city has been his home for many years.
October 7 1861 at the age of nineteen, Mr. McKee answered the call of his country and enlisted in the Union army.  He was mustered into service at Indianapolis November 1 1861 as a private in Company H, Second Indiana Calvary.  He served with distinction and gallantry, participating in many of the major and minor engagements of the conflict.  He fought at Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, and a number of other battles with the army of the West.  When Sherman made his famous march to the sea, Mr. McKee was in his command and took part in the battles of Resca, Ackwarth, Newman and Atlanta.  Later he was confined to the hospital at Terre Haute for a period of three months and following this again rejoined his regiment serving until July 28 1865, being honorably discharged at Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. McKee was a cooper by trade and was employed by the Bauer Cooperage Plant from 1880 until several years before this plant ceased operation, when he quit work on account of advancing age.
June 1 1876, he was united in marriage to Margaret (McCullough) Anderson at Lawrenceburg.  To this union were born five children, two sons and three daughters.
Surviving are his widow, one son Chas. McKee of Greendale, one stepson Gilbert Anderson of Lawrenceburg, three daughters, Mrs. Sarah Crute of Connersville, Mrs. Mollie Colligan of Cincinnati, and Miss Nevada McKee who resides at home; one sister Mrs. Effie Brown of this city and a half sister, Mrs. Mary Hammer of Noblesville, Ind.  One son, John, died in infancy and one brother, Jonas McKee and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Sullivan, have preceded him in death.
Mr. McKee was a member of the Huff Post of the G.A.R. from its organization until the post was disbanded a few years ago.
Funeral services in charge of the Spanish American War veterans and Rev. C. W. Townsend were held at the Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member for thirty years, Tuesday at 2 pm.  Burial in Greendale Cemetery.

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Indiana State Board of Health
Place of Death
County of Dearborn
Township of Lawrenceburg
City of Lawrenceburg
FULL NAME:  JOHN WESLEY MCKEE
Medical Certificate of Death
Date of Death:  15 Feb 1929
I HEREBY CERTIFY That I attended deceased from Feb 10 1929 to Feb 15 1929 that I last saw him alive on Feb 15 1929 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 9 P>M>
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:  Pneumonia Lobar
Duration:  4 da.
Contributory:  Exhaustion
Duration:  4 da.
(signed) A. T. Fagaty, M.D. Feb 16 1929, Lawrenceburg
Place of Burial or Removal:  Greendale
Date of Burial:  Feb 19 1929
Undertaker:  Fitch Bros.
Was the body embalmed?  Yes
Address:  Lawrenceburg
Embalmer's License No.  225-1098
Personal and Statistical Particulars
Sex:  Male
Color or Race:  White
Married
Name of Husband or Wife:  Margaret McCullough
Date of Birth:  June 30 1843
Age:  85 years 7 months 15 days
Occupation:  Laborer
Birthplace of Deceased:  Sunman, Ind.
Name of Father:  Henry McKee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sarah Palmer
The above is true to the best of my knowledge:
(Informant) Margaret McKee, Lawrenceburg, Ind
Filed Feb 19 1929
G. F. Smith, Heath Officer

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STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
Bureau of Vital Statistics
PLACE OF DEATH
County:  Dearborn
Town:  Greendale
City:  Lawrenceburg
FULL NAME:  MARGARET MCKEE
Residence:  Nowlin Ave.
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
Date of Death:  Feb 21 1937
I HEREBY CERTIFY That I attended deceased from Feb 18 1937 to Feb 21 1937 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 1 P.M.
The principal cause of death and related causes of importance:
Bronchitis Pneumonia; date of onset 3 days
Other contributory causes of importance:
Arthritis
/s/ J. M. Pfeifer, M.D. Feb 21 1937, Lawrenceburg, Indd.
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
Sex: Female
Color or Race:  White
Widowed
HUSBAND:  John McKee
Date of Birth:  Jan 10 1850
Age:  87 years 1 month 11 days
Profession:  Housewife
Birthplace:  Indiana
Father's Name:  Gilbert McCullah, birthplace Scotland
Mother's Name:  Sarah McCune, birthplace Scotland
Informant:  Chas. McKee, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Place of Burial or Removal:  Greendale Cem., Feb 24 1937
Undertaker:  Moon & Schopmeyer, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Was body embalmed?  Yes
Embalmer's License No. 1646
Filed:  Apr 1 1937
S. F. Smith, Health Officer

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