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Jennie McKee Grandfield 1968 ~ 1938


Mrs. Jennie McKee Grandfield, the wife of the first assistant postmaster general, was born in Troy, Missouri. Her father, Hon. A. V. McKee, a distinguished lawyer of Troy and a member of the Missouri Constitutional Convention, died in 1884. Her mother, who is still living, was Miss Clara Wheeler, daughter of Captain Wheeler, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, who served with distinction in the Seminole and other Indian wars. Miss McKee attended the public schools of Troy and was graduated from the Troy Collegiate Institute in 1884. She was a noted belle in a town famed for its beautiful women.

On December 33, 1885, she married Charles P. Grandfield and returned with him to Washington, where he was employed in the post office department, and they have since resided in the Capital city.

Mrs. Grandfield has taken an active interest in church work ever since, and at present is a member of the Gurley Memorial Presbyterian Church. Many years ago she joined the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and has been an active worker in that organization. At present she is treasurer of the District of Columbia Branch of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. She is also a prominent member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and is regent of her chapter in that association. Mrs. Grandfield is possessed of a fine personal presence and is universally beloved by all who know her.

She has two charming daughters. The elder, Mrs. Clara C White, is the wife of Mr. H. F. White, an attorney-at-law in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. The younger daughter, Miss Helen, was graduated from the Central High School of Washington in June, 1911.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.


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