J. B. McKinney
36TH Wedding Anniversary Mr., Mrs. J. B. McKinney
Enjoyable Picale Dinner Served at John B. McKinney Home, North of McKinney, Sunday.
An enjoyable picnic dinner was served at the John B. McKinney home, just North of the city, Sunday. The occasion was to celebrate the 36th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John B. McKinney as well as the birthday anniversary of one of their sons A. O. McKinney. Lunch was spread on the lawn at the noon hour.
Following is a list of those present: Mr. and Mrs. John B. McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Hughes, Mrs. Maggie Burrow and daughter Helen; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moore, Pat McKinney; Mr. and Mrs. D. M. McKinney; Mr. and Mrs. John Moore; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon B. Oneal and son Jerry: Rose Mary Penhale; Vakia Rae Douglas; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McKinney; Mr. and Mrs. Thad Paris; Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Coffey; Mr. and Mrs. Joe McKinney; Mary Sue Coffey; Jack Coffey; Grady Parris; Ridgell McKinney; Mr. and Mrs. Ruth Pitt, Peggy Douglas; Teddy Parris; Shirley Ann Riddell; and Mr. and Mrs. L. Glenn.
John Brice McKinney
John Brice McKinney, a grandson of Joseph B. Wilmeth, and a great-grandson of Collin McKinney, was an apiarist and a farmer. In 1900 he and Mary E. Annie Magers were married at the Wilmeth Chapel. They lived their entire married life at the old Wilmeth homestead. All seven of their children were born in the home; Drury Metz, Joe Magers, Collin Leak, Clara Belle, J. B., Armyn Odell, and Ridgell Murphy.
This old home stood almost a century holding within itself a wealth of history of the pioneer days of Collin County. The home changed ownership only three times. It was built by J. B. Wilmeth, then owned by John Brice McKinney's mother, Martha Marilea (Mrs. Daniel Leak McKinney) and following her death by John. The old home was razed in 1941 but much of the materials were used in the modern home now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. McKinney's only daughter, Clara McKinney Reddell.