Steve McKay Sr
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Steve McKay Sr

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Steve R. McKay Sr
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half]
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Father of and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
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Early Life

Steven McKay was born in Auburn, New York, USA on October 24 1946, the son of Robert McKay and Rita Miller [1]

Steve’s father Robert McKay died when Steve was less than six months old. [2]. Steve and his mother moved to Tupper Lake, New York to live with his grandparents. They remained there for about four years.

Steve’s mother Rita Miller married Andrew Paddock on 15 January 1951 at St. Mary’s RC Church in Auburn, New York. [3] The family moved back to Auburn.

To be continued.


Steve married Patricia Weekly on October 8, 1966 in Idaho Falls Idaho. [4] Pat was born on December 12, 1946 in Kenosha Wisconsin. Her parents were Gerald Weekly and Katherine Teschler [5]

Children of Steve McKay and Patricia Weekly

  1. Steven Robert, Jr. b. 29 July 1967 Charleston, SC, [6] [7] d. 8 July 2014 Marlborough, NH [7][8]
  2. Lisa Magdelina b. 10 May 1969, Kenosha, WI [5]

Military Service

Steve McKay Sr is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy 1964-1984 attaining Senior Chief Petty Officer

Steve McKay enlisted in the US Navy in Springfield MA on 9 Nov 1964. After boot camp in Great Lakes IL, he attended Electronics Technician "A" school also at Great Lakes. He then was assigned to two minesweepers, USS Avenge and USS Bulwark, in Charleston, SC rising in rank to PO 2nd Class. Steve then returned to Great Lakes to attend Electronics Technician "B" school after which he remained at Great Lakes as a technician for the school command. He was promoted to PO 1st Class during this time. From Great Lakes his next assignment from Sep 1972 to Dec 1975 was aboard two Submarine Tenders, USS Holland and USS Simon Lake, in Rota Spain. He left Spain to become an electronics instructor at the Fire Control "A" school at the Submarine school in Groton CT. Steve was promoted to Chief Petty Officer during this tour of duty. Next came an assignment to the USS Cone DD-866 once more in Charleston, SC where he was promoted to Senior CPO. He then went to Mobile Technical Unit 10 also in Charleston. At the end of this tour of duty Steve retired from the Navy on 30 Nov 1984. [9]


Steve’s first “real” job at age 14 was working summers in the tobacco fields in Hatfield, Massachusetts. He worked for five summers before entering military service. He retired from the US Nay in 1984 and went to work as a Electronics Reliability Analyst for a aerospace company in Carlisle Massachusetts. After 25 year, working on projects such as the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, Steve retired in 2009. [10]


  1. New York State Birth Registration.
  2. State of New York, Tompkins County Death Registration.
  3. Certificate of marriage, St. Mary’s RC Church, Auburn, NY, dated 15 January 1951.
  4. State of Idaho, Bonneville County Marriage License Book 19, Page 409 , State File No. 12645 Marriage dated 8 October 1966
  5. 5.0 5.1 State of Wisconsin, Kenosha County Birth Registration
  6. South Carolina Birth Registration
  7. 7.0 7.1 Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 May 2020), memorial page for Steven Robert McKay, Jr (26 Jul 1967–8 Jul 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 139502669, citing Hillcrest Cemetery, Conway, Horry County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Patti Yourko Burns (contributor 46952977) .
  8. Cheshire County NH Death Registration
  9. US Navy Personal Service Record.
  10. Personal Recollections 25 May 2020


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  • Steve McKay: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 700 markers, haplogroup R-FT11624, FTDNA kit #169588
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Steve McKay: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup W1, FTDNA kit #169588
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Hi Steve,

Congratulations on certifying to work on pre-1700 profiles! It’s very important to read and understand the Help:Pre-1700 Profiles page. These profiles for deep ancestors are shared by many, and collaborating on them works best if we all follow the guidelines in the certification quiz.

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posted by Susie (Potter) Officer
Hi Steve do you have any ideas of a proximal date for your Joseph Vivia Vivier?
posted by Cathy Vevia Ms
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