Irving Samuel McKinley, 1904-1991 [RG6259.AM]

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RG6259.AM:  Irving Samuel McKinley, 1904-1991

Letters: 1930-1931
Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska; Russia
Size:  9 letters

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Newcastle, Nebraska, on July 18, 1904, Irving McKinley went to Russia in 1930 where he served as an agricultural consultant to help develop Russia’s agricultural programs.  He returned to the United States in 1931.  McKinley married Dove Hughes at Burwell, Nebraska, on September 23, 1936.  He served as the Colfax County Extension Agent at Schuyler, Nebraska, from 1936 to 1944.  He also served as chairman of the Colfax County Salvage Committee during World War II.  After leaving Schuyler, McKinley moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he worked in real estate.  He eventually moved to Seattle, Washington, continuing in the real estate business.  Irving Samuel McKinley died in Seattle, Washington, on February 9, 1991.  He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, Washington.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of nine letters written by Irving McKinley to his family while he was serving as an agricultural consultant in Russia.  The letters date from 1930-1931.  In the letters he describes working conditions and agricultural practices in Russia.

INVENTORY

Letters of Irving McKinley, 1930-1931

 

Subject headings:

Agriculture
McKinley, Irving Samuel, 1904-1991
Russia

 

TMM      10-12-2023

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