A printed William Lyon MacKenzie King funeral note July 1950 inscribed and signed by his sister, Jennie K. Lay. Janet "Jennie" Lindsey King LAY, William Lyon MacKenzie subject KING.
A printed William Lyon MacKenzie King funeral note July 1950 inscribed and signed by his sister, Jennie K. Lay

A printed William Lyon MacKenzie King funeral note July 1950 inscribed and signed by his sister, Jennie K. Lay

Place Published: Ottawa
Publisher: "Jennie" Lindsey King Lay
Date Published: 1950
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding

16cm x 13cm (6 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches),. WLMK died on July 22, 1950

A printed funeral note dated July 1950 from King's family upon his passing. "Funeral service, Wednesday, July 26, 1950 at Ottawa. Interment, Thursday, July 27, 1950 at Toronto.

This printed note has the handwriting of Jennie K. Lay to a family friend, Mary.

Printed note had been torn and repaired using Japanese mulberry and silk fibre paper. In very good condition otherwise.

The Mary Jennie is referring to in this note is most likely Mrs. Mary Scott, 82 South Drive, Toronto, Ont. A friend of MacKenzie's parents and whom he had previous personal correspondence. WLKM had very few friends and family and rarely showed his private side in public which makes these type of personal communications insightful and rare. Highly collectable. "Jennie" Lindsey King Lay (1876-1962). Jennie was the third child and youngest daughter in the King family and Mackenzie King's younger sister. In 1906, she married Harry Morrison Lay, a widower with a young son. They raised Harry's son Nelson and their own four children, John, Jean, Rosabel and Harry. Harry Lay passed away in 1945 and Jennie died in 1962.
Good. Item #4390

$245.00 USD
$306.66 CAD