Malcolm Kenyon McKown Sr.

M, #35, b. May 22, 1917, d. May 4, 1944
Malcolm Kenyon McKown
1917-1944
Father*Nathan Parker McKown b. Nov 29, 1890, d. Dec 25, 1957
Mother*Beatrice Mabel Hurd b. May 6, 1894, d. Jan 4, 1959
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Chronological Events

Birth*May 22, 1917 Malcolm Kenyon McKown Sr. was born on May 22, 1917 at Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
 He was the son of Nathan Parker McKown and Beatrice Mabel Hurd
NicknameMay 22, 1917 Malcolm Kenyon McKown Sr. also went by the name of Mucky. 
Milit-Beg*Oct 14, 1940 He began military service on Oct 14, 1940 at Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, United States, A.S. No. 11015652 Technician Fourth Grade, 29th Ordinance Battalion.1 
EngagementFeb 6, 1942 He and Jane Gertrude Garrow were engaged on Feb 6, 1942 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.2 
Marriage*Aug 8, 1942 Malcolm Kenyon McKown Sr. married Jane Gertrude Garrow, daughter of Alan Eli Garrow and Adelaide Gertrude Snow, on Aug 8, 1942 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death*May 4, 1944 Malcolm Kenyon McKown Sr. died on May 4, 1944, at age 26 at Carano, Campania, Italy, in the European Theater during WWII. His head was crushed in an overturned Army truck accident, while his brother Kenneth jumped and escaped injury in WWII. Malcolm was a Sergeant in the 29th Ordinance Company, while in service of U.S. Fifth Army - Service Number: 11015652.3 
Burial*May 7, 1944 He was buried on May 7, 1944 at Salerno War Cemetery, Salerno, Campania, Italy, Find A Grave Memorial# 127084214.4
ObituaryMay 18, 1944  OBITUARY: MALCOLM K. McKOWN, technician fourth grade serving with the Fifth Army in Italy, and husband of the former Jane G. Garrow of 22 Fletcher Street, Chelmsford, MA, was killed in a vehicle accident in Italy on May 4, 1944, according to a wire received by Mrs. McKown at her home from the War Department.

McKown, who had been in the service for nearly four years, was serving with an ordnance outfit. He had been overseas for more than 19 months, having served with the First division through the African and Sicilian campaigns, before joining a Fifth Army unit for the Italian campaign.

No details concerning the accident which caused his death were received in the wire, but the message states that “a letter follows.”

He would have celebrated his 27th birthday anniversary had he lived until May 22. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan McKown of Lisbon, NH, and was married to Jane G. Garrow, daughter of Mrs. Fred W. Parkhurst of Fletcher Street about two years ago.

Last May 22 – on his birthday – he became the father of a son, who was named for him. He had never seen the baby, for he had been on overseas duty for several months when the infant was born.

Besides his wife and son, and his parents, he leaves two brothers, Kenneth, with the army in Italy, and Douglas, in the army in Colorado; and two sisters, Nathalie and Jocelyn McKown.

Published in the Lowell Sun, Lowell, MA - May 18, 1944.5
 
ReinterrerdNov 16, 1948 He was reinterrerd on Nov 16, 1948 at Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 127084214.4
Military* Listed as a United States Military Veteran who previouly served in wartime combat. 

Family

Jane Gertrude Garrow b. Apr 17, 1924, d. Nov 26, 2012
Child

Citations

  1. [S802] Site - Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S911] "Kenneth McKown World War II Diary,."
  3. [S134] State Of New Hampshire, Death Record - New Hampshire - State Archives.
  4. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.
  5. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.