Sunday, November 10, 2013

Paul Gordon McKee

Pages from McKee’s book “Come Along”

born 14 October 1897 in Pennsylvania
died 14 July 1947 in Greeley, Colorado
father: George Brady McKee (1862-1920)
mother: Louella Wickey (b. 1866)
wife: Sarah Grace McCullough (1896-?)
children: Beverly A. McKee (1931-2002)

Paul Gordon McKee was my first cousin three times removed. He is the son of George Brady McKee, my great-great-grandmother (Elizabeth Brady McKee)’s half brother. He was the author of a series of books to help children learn to read, including “The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School” (1948); “Language in the elementary school: Composition, spelling, and writing” (1939); “Bright Peaks” (1962); “Tip and Mitten,”(1949);  etc.

In the 1900 Federal Census (age 2), he is listed as living with his parents in Sharon Borough, Mercer, Pennsylvania.

In the 1910 Federal Census (age 12), he is listed as living with his parents in Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, Indiana.

In the 1920 Federal Census (age 23), he is listed as living in Canton Ward 1, Fulton, Illinois

In 1921, he married Sarah Grace McCullough in College Springs, Page, Iowa.

In the 1930 Federal Census (age 33), he is listed as living in Greeley, Weld, Colorado. He was working as a professor at University of Northern Colorado/Colorado State Teachers College.

A child with Sarah, Beverly A. McKee, was born in 1931.

In the 1940 Federal Census (age 42), he is listed as living in Greeley, Weld, Colorado.

He died at age 77 in Greeley, Weld, Colorado.  

The Wikipedia entry for Paul Gordon McKee follows:

Paul McKee (author)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul McKee
Paul McKee.jpg
BornOctober 14, 1899
Sharon, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 26, 1974 (aged 75)
Greeley, Colorado
OccupationProfessor and author
Alma materUniversity of Iowa
GenreChildren's reading primers
SpouseGrace McCullough
Dr. Paul McKee (October 14, 1898 – November 26, 1974) was a university professor, an author of children's books, and was regarded as "one of the most eminent scholars in his field". McKee earned a doctorate at the University of Iowa before joining the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado.[1][2]


  • A primer for parents
  • English for Meaning 3
  • English for Meaning 4
  • English for Meaning 6
  • English for Meaning 8
  • Primer for parents: How your child learns to read
  • Reading and literature in the elementary school
  • Reading for meaning 1
  • Reading;: A program of instruction for the elementary school
  • Sky Lines
  • The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School

Reading for Meaning series[edit]

  • Bright Peaks
  • Climbing Higher
  • Come Along
  • Getting ready to read: A pre-reading program
  • High Roads
  • Looking Ahead
  • On We Go
  • The Big Show
  • Tip
  • Tip and Mitten
  • Up and Away
  • With Jack and Janet

Language for Meaning series[edit]

  • Building Your Language
  • Communicating Ideas
  • Enriching Your Language
  • Improving Your Language
  • Let's Talk
  • Making Words Work
  • Mastering Your Language
  • Perfecting Your Language
  • Sharing Experiences


  1. Jump up ^ Rathe, Bette & Lowell, Kay (2009). "Featuring Historical Textbooks to Build Knowledge of University History" (PDF)Educational Libraries. p. 20. Retrieved October 24,2014.
  2. Jump up ^ "Dr. Paul McKee"Greeley Daily Tribune. November 27, 1974. Retrieved October 24, 2014.

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