Friday, November 4, 2016

Frank McKin, 1875-1963

    Frank McKin was born in New York City.  He came to Iowa on an Orphan Train and was raised by David Tharp Zimmerman and Catherine ‘Katie’ Carson.
The Casper Tribune (Wyoming)

26 May 1963
Frank McKin Dies at 88
  Frank McKin, 88, who made his home for 30 years in the vicinity of the beautiful Hat Six Falls canyon at the east end of Casper Mountain, died Friday evening in Natrona Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.
  A resident of the Casper area since 1919, he first worked for the old Midwest Refinery (predecessor of Standard and American Oil Company), then later tuned his attention to ranching. In 1932 he established his home site in the Hat Six area.
  He was born Jan. 4, 1875, in New York City, and as a child moved to Jerome, Iowa, where he received his early schooling. His earlier years were spent in farming.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose.
  Two daughters survive: Mrs. Eloise Harris and Mrs. Helen Hutchcraft, both of Casper. A son, Richard Z. McKin, also resides in Casper. There are seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death April 1947.
  Services will be held at the Bustard Funeral Home Tuesday at 11 a.m., with interment following in the family plot at Highland Cemetery.
  From FindAGrave Memorial #47849087 created by McKin, 9 February 2010.

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