Gerald David McKell

24 Dec 1899 - 6 Jun 1997

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Gerald David McKell

24 Dec 1899 - 6 Jun 1997
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Gerald David McKell, Sr, passed away on Friday, June 6, 1997 in Orem, Utah. He was 97 years old. He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on December 24, 1899, the oldest son of David Alexander and Sarah Ann Wood McKell. He married Patty Christine Woodward on March 16, 1929 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She di
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Gerald David McKell

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Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States
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July 19, 2011
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Gerald David McKell

Contributor: Chynna67 Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

Gerald David McKell, Sr, passed away on Friday, June 6, 1997 in Orem, Utah. He was 97 years old. He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on December 24, 1899, the oldest son of David Alexander and Sarah Ann Wood McKell. He married Patty Christine Woodward on March 16, 1929 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She died June 10, 1975, He then married Helen Caseman on Feb 24, 1977 in Manti, Utah. She passed away in 1991. He attended schools in Spanish Fork and graduated from Spanish Fork High School. He also graduated from Palmer Chiropratic College. Gerald served his country in the army during WW!. He worked for the Chiloquin Lumber Company for 20 years. He was also employed for 17 years by the Federal Housing Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Gerald was a member of the Lions Club and Sons of Utah Pioneers. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints where he was a High Priest. He is survived by his three children, David and Kathyrn McKell of Provo, Ann and Howard Millard of Los Gatos, California, Jean and Paul Heins of Albany, Oregon. 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, two great great grand children, and a brother, Charles R. McKell of American Fork,Utah, He was preceded in death by his two wives and a brother, Clifford McKell. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 11, 1997 in the Pleasant View 8th Ward Chapel 1060 East 2400 North, Provo, Utah. Friends and family may call on Tuesday evening from 6-8 Pm at the Walker Mortuary 187 South Main, Spanish Fork, Utah or on Wednesday morning 10-11 Am at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. This obituary was printed by Provo Herald June 9, 1997, Copy in possession of Ruth McKell Rose

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Contributor: Chynna67 Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

I have many happy memories of my Dad during my younger years especially and of some of the lessons he taught me. Here are a few things that I recall at my age now. When I was around five years old a few neighbor kids were playing store out by the granary, my memory of the things we sold and the things received in payment are rather dim but this I do remember very distinctly. I thought that a better way to package or wrap the purchases was the use of small paper sacks so having seen the arrangements of sacks at the Young men’s store on Main Street. I went down and took a handful of the smallest sacks to solve the problem. My dad saw the sacks and asked me where I got them. I told him about it and so then and there he took me to the store and to the manager’s office where Pratt Thomas and I got a good talking to by my Dad and Mr. Thomas, about taking things that belonged to someone else. The lesson etched in my mind very firmly. I went back a very humbled little boy! “Though shalt not steal” was something I’ll never forget. My Dad was always very good to us kids in helping with any projects, in fact doing most of the work. I’ve always had pigeons, rabbits and banty chicks. The pigeons nested in the barn and the maturity rate was very high for the young. Dad built a 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 platform and mounted it on a pole about 16 feet tall and set it in the ground with the pigeon house on top. This was a safe place to raise their young. We had rabbit pens with a wire run and box buried in the ground for the young to be born and to hide if bothered. Dad always took good care of his animals. The barn was a shelter for the summer storms and warm place in the winter. I remember how it was built, with the stalls floor made of redwood ties to be better for the horses to stand on and concrete area behind for easy cleaning, with a sliding windows where manure be thrown outside, In winter Dad always had a container to boil potatoes, grain and other vegetables to feed the pigs and chickens. Winter was a time to repair the farm machinery and wagons and to oil and repair any needed part of the harnesses. The black smith shop was very much in use to sharpen and repair tools like hooks on beet knives. My Dad lived by the motto “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and a very good one too. There are many other memories I have but will just name a few. Like riding back and forth to the farm, taking grain to the Gem Roller Mills and getting flour, feed for the chickens and so on. Or the trip to the canyon for wood which usually took 2 days and nearly freezing by the canyon winds that blew down the canyon roads. The trip to Holden to visit Mother’s folks, Dad had a canvas top of the wagon with a small stove inside with warm quilts and things to keep warm with us on a 2 day trip each way. Many details I have forgotten but the long ride and the extent Dad had gone to, to make Mother and us kids comfortable. That was a long time ago! This was written by my Uncle Gerald David McKell on 14 Aug 1988 for myself, Ruth McKell Rose when I asked him to write about his Dad for me. I am so glad that he shared this with me and his memories so that we could know more about our grandfather David A. McKell too.

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1899
Gerald David McKell was born on 24 Dec 1899
Gerald David McKell was 4 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
1903
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Gerald David McKell was 17 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
1917
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Gerald David McKell was 30 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
1929
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Gerald David McKell was 40 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
1939
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Gerald David McKell was 42 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
1941
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Gerald David McKell was 53 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
1953
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Gerald David McKell was 65 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
1965
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Gerald David McKell was 79 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
1978
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Gerald David McKell was 89 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
1989
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Gerald David McKell died on 6 Jun 1997 at the age of 97
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