Wednesday, June 17, 2009


There are several references to our kinswoman Ella Campbell Mackey on this blog. Here I include information about her husband Clarence Mackey.

(f-228) (BW-1-2-1-2)

Clarence Mackey was an enterprising young man, who went west to seek his fortune. Ella Campbell followed him to Lincoln, Nebraska where they were married.

CLARENCE _______________ MACKEY (f-229) (BW-1-2-1-2-S)
born: 11 August, 1860 in Minerva, _______ County, Ohio
mother: Caroline W______ (TAYLOR)
father: Thomas MACKEY
married: 1st: _________to Ella CAMPBELL (f-228) (BW-1-2-1-2)
in Lincoln, ____________Nebraska
married: 2nd: _________ to Elsie L. SAVILLE
(f-1298) (BW-1-2-1-2-S-S)
in Ansley, Custer County., Nebraska
died: 26 April, 1906 in Ansely, Custer County, Nebraska
buried: ___________ in __________ Cemetery,
in _________, _________ Co., __________
source: Gerald Fecht

Jacob Fecht, Elizabeth Fecht Campbell, Ella Campbell Mackey

“ MACKEY, CLARENCE: Retired; b Minerva, O Aug 11, 1860; s of Thomas Mackey-Caroline W Taylor; ed Stark Co O; m Ella L Campbell (dec); s William, Thomas, Richard, Clarence Jr: d Ella M; m Elsie L Saville, Ansley; s John S; d Louise: 1870-74 worked in Minerva O; 1874-78 emp in drug store Pemberville O; 1878-83 with whol drug store, Pittsburgh Penn; 1883-90 mgr W L Scott Co drug store; 1890 came to Neb; 1891-94 with Exchange Bank of Westerville; 1894-1904 farmed near Westerville; 1904-26 cash Ansley State Bank; 1926- ret; past representative in Neb legislature 4 years; past Custer Co treas 5 years; AF&AM; past mbr IOOF; hobby, gardening; res Ansley.”
Who’s Who in Nebraska 1940 Custer County

Clarence Mackey worked from 1870 to 1874 in Minerva, Ohio. From 1874 to 1878 he was employed in a drug store in Pemberville, Ohio. From 1878 to 1883 he worked in a (possibly wholesale) drug store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1883, Clarence became the manager of the W. L. Scott Drug Store.
In 1890, Clarence migrated to the State of Nebraska. The following year he went to work for the Exchange Bank of Westerville. He worked for that bank until 1894. Clarence Mackey tried his hand at farming from 1894 to 1904. But, he returned to the banking business as a cashier for the Ansely State Bank. He retired in 1926.
Clarence served as a representative in the Nebraska State Legislature for four years. He also was the treasurer for Custer County for five years. He was a member of the AF&AM, which your author believes was a Free Masonic organization. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows (IOOF).
Ella (Campbell) Mackey died suddenly in the year 1906, leaving her husband and five young children. Anxious to help their son-in-law and grandchildren, Elizabeth (Fecht) and her husband Richard Campbell, accompanied by their son William moved to the state of Nebraska. The Campbells lived on a farm, which belonged to their son-in-law Clarence Mackey. The farm was located in Westerville, Nebraska. The Mackey family lived nine miles away in the town of Ansely. Clarence Mackey, who was a successful banker, was able to give his children a good education.

Ella (Campbell) and Clarence Mackey had five children. They are: 1) William __________, 2) Thomas ____________, 3) Richard ___________, 4) Clarence ____________ Jr., and 5) Miriam Ella Mackey.

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