Belle’s Box – 3-21

This entry is part 275 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.


Lowell McKinney, 1905-1991, married Ione Bisard. Ione was a daughter of Lewis Franklin Bisard and Sadie E. Miller. Lewis Franklin Bisard was the only child of Belle’s sister Elizabeth L. Lamunion and husband Franklin Bisard. Mrs. Lowell McKinney, the mother of the baby whose birth was announced by this card was a grand niece of Belle. I have checked the Michigan death record database on and was able to identify the infant.

Richard L McKinney, Birth: 12 May 1930, death: 5 Sept 1990 at Lanse, Baraga, Michigan. Usual residence: Sparta, Kent County, Michigan. Lowell Richard, or Richard Lowell McKinney was the child whose birth was announced. It sure is interesting how names were often interchanged in the earlier days, before identity theft. It is easy to imagine that having two Lowells in the house was easily solved by reversing the son’s name.

It appears that the father died in 1991, after his son: Name: Lowell McKinney, Birth: 23 Dec 1905, Death: 3 Aug 1991 – Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, Residence: Michigan.

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