McKeans donate to Scotch Grove Cemetery

     John Luke McKean (left) is pictured presenting a contribution of $11,000 to John Lacock representing the Scotch Grove Cemetery. McKean, of Moses Lake, Wash., was in Jones County visiting his cousin, Andy McKean of Anamosa. The contribution results from a trust established by John’s parents, Fergus and Virginia McKean, who had a strong sentimental attachment to the cemetery. John and Andy’s great great grandfather, Rev. James McKean (1795-1876) is buried at the cemetery, along with many other members of the McKean family, including Andy’s father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Rev. McKean is one of two veterans buried in the Scotch Grove Cemetery who served in the War of 1812. John McKean expressed his appreciation for the lovely, peaceful cemetery and hoped that the contribution from his parents would be helpful in maintaining its beauty and unique character. Andy said he always enjoyed spending time at cemetery. He said the two things that make it special are the beautiful Scotch pine trees and iron entry archway and fence that surround much of the cemetery. (Photo submitted)

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