Biography of Robert McKim, Jr.
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

ROBERT McKIM, JR., a son of Alexander and Jane (McKinney) McKim, was born October 13, 1872, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and attended the public schools at Duquesne Heights, and also the schools of Swissvale, after which he went to work with his father in the Twin City Forge, later going to Rankin. At present (1907) he is employed as hammerman with the Union Switch & Signal Company of Swissvale. He is a member of the Knights of Malta of Braddock; the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Pittsburg, and is a member of the United Presbyterian church of Braddock. Politically Mr. McKim is a Republican.

He was united in marriage, September 26, 1891, to Miss Hattie Virginia Welsh, daughter of Alexander Welsh (a cooper by trade), and wife, Patience Virginia (Hammond) Welsh, of Wheeling, West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKim are the parents of the following children: 1. Jennie, born August 5, 1902. 2. Patience Virginia, born May 9, 1904, died July 6, 1904. 3. James Alexander, born February 7, 1906.

Alexander McKim, the father of Robert McKim, was born in 1843, in Donegal, Ireland, of Scotch extraction, and came to America in 1859, locating in Pittsburg, where he worked for the Miller Forge as a hammennan. Aside from two years he resided in St. Louis, Missouri, he has lived continually in. Pittsburg. He was married first to Jane McKinney, of New York City. She was born in Donegal, Ireland, and was the daughter of Mathew McKinney. Alexander McKim and Jane, his wife, were the parents of the following chil­dren: 1. Robert, Jr., born October 13, 1872, the subject above mentioned. 2. Mathew. 3. Samuel John. 4. James Henry. 5. Mary Jane. 6. Elizabeth.

Mathew McKim is a machinist and married Sarah Paisley, daughter of Joseph and Lillian (McQuatters) Paisley. Joseph Paisley died March 31, 1884. Lillian Paisley was born in Ayrshire, town of Kilwining, Scotland; her father's name was Thomas M. McQuatters, and her mother's maiden name was Anna Creenshield. Mathew and Sarah (Paisley) McKim are the parents of two children, Alexander Paisley and Mathew.

Samuel John McKim, third son of Alexander McKim, is a member of the Pittsburg bar. His brother, James Henry, is the manager of a large store at Union Hill, New Jersey.

The mother, Mrs. Jane McKim, died July 30, 1886, and Alexander McKim, her husband, married April 16, 1889, Mrs. Lillian (McQuatters) Paisley, widow of Joseph Paisley. By her former marriage the issue was: 1. Margaret, wife of Charles E. Hill, of Swissvale, and their child is named Lillias. 2. Sarah, wife of Mathew McKim, and their children are: Alexander Paisley and Mathew McKinney. 3. Elizabeth acquitters. Mr. and Mrs. McKim are members of the United Presbyterian church of Braddock, and in politics he is a staunch Republican.

A Century and a half of
Pittsburg and her people.
By: John Newton Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company

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