Jane Montgomery McKay

Born: Jan 15, 1814
Loc: Waterford, Erie Co. PA
Died: Aug 07, 1897
Loc: Dayton, Columbia County, WA
Bur: Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
Gravestone Photo
Father: John McKay
Mother: Sarah Blair
Married: Sept 10, 1835, Loc: Erie Co. PA
Spouse: James Lea Range,
son of John Range Jr and Nancy Ann Myers
Children: Sarah Blair /John P. /James Buchanan /Wilbur F. /Joseph Wilson /Robert M. /Andrew Lytle /Emma Jane /
Pearl Lucinda /George Washington /Nancy Ann
1850 Census:  Randolph Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1860 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1870 Census:  Lincolnville, Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1880 Census:  Dayton, Columbia Co, WA
Obituary: Mrs. Jane McKay Range
Mrs. Jane McKay Range, widow of the Rev. James L. Range, formerly of Bloomfield, Crawford County, Pa., died at the residence of her youngest daughter, Mrs. A. L. Kelly, at the city of Dayton, state of Washington, Aug. 7, at the advanced age of 83 years, 1 month, and 21 days. Jane McKay was born at Waterford, Erie County, Pa., June 16, 1814 and grew to womanhood in that town. She was ten years old when Gen. La Fayette visited Waterford in 1824 and distinctly remembered seeing him. She was married to Jas. Range on Sept. 10, 1834 and was the mother of 11 children, all of whom are now living except John P., who was fatally hurt in an accident in 1866. Her children are now located as follows; Mrs. Sarah B. Chapin, Waterford, Pa., James B, W. F., and R. M. Range of Bloomfield, Pa., and Mrs. T. O. Persons, also of Bloomfield, Pa., Senator J. W. Range, of Seattle, Wash., George W. and Lytle Range of Dayton, Wash., and Mrs. P. L. Bradburry, of Rathdrum, Idaho. Mrs. Range removed with her husband and son G. W. and daughter Nannie to Dayton, Wash. in 1878, where her husband died in 1880, since which time she has lived with her son G. W. and daughter Mrs. G. A. Kelly. When she emigrated to that far off country in 1878, there were no railways in Washington, and they went to San Francisco, thence by steamer on the Pacific to Portland, Ore., thence by steamer up the Columbia River to Walla Walla. Mrs. Range made two visits to friends here since making her home in the far west, remaining a year at each time; first in 1883 and again in 1889, at the advanced age of 75 years, and enjoyed traveling with an interest unsurpassed by any of her younger companions. Mrs. Range experienced religion at a Methodist camp meeting at Oak Grove near Waterford, at the age of 18 years, and united with the Methodist church. She led an exemplary Christian life always retaining her membership with the M. E. church. She was beloved by all for her purity and zealous Christian character and her willingness to help the poor and needy. Her life and instructions will live, and be remembered by all who knew her. Her last sickness was of short duration, and without suffering. She slept her life away, and gladly went to join her friends on the other shore. She died in the triumph of bright immortality mourned by her 10 children and all her acquaintances.
City of Dayton Cemetery Transcription:
RANGE, Mrs. J. Age: 83 Died: 8/07/89
RANGE, Rev. James Age: 70 Died: 8/26/80