Biography of Alexander McKay
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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McKay, Alexander, was born in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1838, a son of John and Janette (Brown) McKay. He was educated in his native city and came to America in 1869, settling in Providence, R. I. He is an expert mechanic and was for twelve years master mechanic in the establishment of Green & Sons, Providence, R. I. He came to Saratoga Springs in 1888 and opened a grocery store, which he conducted until 1896, when he retired from active business. Mr. McKay is a prominent member of the Odd Fellows, lodge No. 15. September 23, 1857, he married Miss Jenkins, and they had six sons, and one daughter who is married and resides in Mexico. His Sons are Alexander, William, Duncan, Thomas, Matthew and James.


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