Douglas Parker McKown

M, #557, b. Jun 5, 1916, d. Jan 21, 2007
Douglas Parker McKown
Husband of
Priscilla May Wordon
Ruth Ada Morse
1916-2007
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*Jun 5, 1916 Douglas Parker McKown was born on Jun 5, 1916 at Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
 He was the son of Nathan Parker McKown and Beatrice Mabel Hurd
Milit-Beg*Feb 9, 1943 Douglas Parker McKown began military service on Feb 9, 1943 at Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, United States, Military Service Number: 31253797, was medic in the 86th Infintry of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. 
Marriage*May 30, 1953 He married Priscilla May Worden, daughter of Shirley Benson Worden and Gladys May Avery, on May 30, 1953 at Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Marriage*Nov 9, 1975 Douglas Parker McKown married Ruth Ada Morse, daughter of Gilbert Archie Morse and Flora Delphinie Huntoon, on Nov 9, 1975 at Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.1 
Death*Jan 21, 2007 Douglas Parker McKown died on Jan 21, 2007, at age 90 at Lafayette Center Genesis Elder Nursing Home, Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.2 
Burial*Jan 22, 2007 He was buried on Jan 22, 2007 at Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 200626737.3
ObituaryJan 24, 2007  OBITUARY: Douglas P. McKown, age 90, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at the Lafayette Center in Franconia, New Hampshire.

Doug was born on June 5, 1916, the second son to Nathan and Beatrice (Hurd) McKown at 62 School Street in Lisbon, New Hampshire.

As a young lad, Doug ran errands, picked berries, dug dandelion greens, and did most any odd job he could do to earn money during the depression. He later worked in Chamberlain's Meat Market as well as the First National Stores in Lisbon, NH, Wells River and Norwich, VT, and became Manager of the First National Store in Hanover, NH. Doug enlisted in the U. S. Army on February 16, 1943, completed Basic Training and transferred to the 10th Mountain Division in Colorado, after which he was sent to Northern Italy where he served as a Medic. He was mustered out of the service on November 25, 1945 as a Staff Sergeant.

Doug returned to Lisbon and was employed at Parker and Young's prior to applying to the U. S. Post Office, where he was employed as the Village Postal Carrier. He and his wife, Ruth, resided in the same house on School Street in which he was born. He was a member of the Congregational Church, Masonic Lodge, and the V.F.W. Howard Shawney Post #816. Doug was an avid golfer, played tennis, and was short stop for the village baseball team. At the age of eighty, he and a friend climbed Cannon Mountain.

Doug is survived by his wife, Ruth McKown of Lisbon, New Hampshire; a son, David McKown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; two stepsons, Richard Robinson and James Robinson; two sisters, Nathalie Murray and Jocelyn Jamieson; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Doug's Life will be held later in the spring.

Arrangements and care have been entrusted to the Pillsbury Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Inc. To view an online memorial or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.pillsburyfh.com.

Information provided by the Pillsbury Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Inc., Littleton, NH.4
 
Military* Listed as a Military Veteran who served in wartime combat. 

Family 1

Priscilla May Worden b. Jan 18, 1929, d. Mar 12, 1966
Child

Family 2

Ruth Ada Morse b. Sep 22, 1920, d. Jun 10, 2010

Citations

  1. [S741] Ruth McKown, Personal Knowledge.
  2. [S740] Malcolm K. McKown, Personal Knowledge.
  3. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.
  4. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.