Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Murdock McInnis

                         MURDOCK AND ELLEN M. MCPHEE MCINNIS

Murdock McInnis



Murdock McInnis was born on January 31, 1832 in Scotland to Neil and Catherine “Kitty” Murdock McInnis. In Scotland, Murdock lived with his parents and siblings in the Town North Lockboisdale, Parish South Ulist, Invernessshire. Murdock married Ellen M. McPhee in 1866 in Park Hill, Ontario. Ellen was born on December 25, 1854 in Scotland. Murdock and Ellen came to the United States from Canada in 1881.








Murdock and Ellen had the following children:

  1. Neil Michael McInnis was born May 20, 1870 in West William Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada. He married Sarah and lived in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. Neil died on June 16, 1952 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.

  2. Catherine McInnis was born in December 1880 in Canada. Catherine married Charles W. Smith on October 20, 1914 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.


In 1896, Murdock and Ellen owned and operated a 20 acre farm in Section 36 on Colvin Road between Chapin and Steele Roads. Their neighbors were: Kenneth McInnis, Kinneth McLeod, Hugh McDonalds, Andrew Kenxing, Roderick McPhee, and John Tribfelner.


Murdock was appointed to Lakefield Township Overseer of Highways Road District 7 on April 2, 1888.


Murdock died on February 4, 1920 in Lakefield Township and Ellen died on January 28, 1939. They are both buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Charles, Saginaw County, Michigan.




SOURCES: Lakefield Township Records; 1896 and 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Maps; Catherine McInnis marriage record; Murdock McInnis death record; Ellen and Murdock McInnis' obituaries; Neil Michael McInnis death record; 1900, 1910, 1920 United States Census; 1851 Scotland Census.

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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