I Am trying to research my husbands family from him mother's side since his grandfathers death most of the history died with him, right now i know his father was a well known doctor in Augusta in the early 1900's Dr. Roland McKay. i also know that somewhere they came from the highlands in Scotland. i also know that the Dr grew up in Bowdoinham his parents were Greenwood and Ida does anyone have any further links?

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Judging from census records, Greenwood seems to have been the son of Peter and Emily F. (Morton) McKay of Vassalboro. Peter was born in Maine, and died 23 May 1885, aged 70 years, 9 months, according to his gravestone in Union Cemetery, Vassalboro. This places his date of birth at about Aug. 1814. A Peter McKay, born 16 Aug. 1814, was recorded in Windsor to Henry and Sarah McKay. (Sarah's maiden name was possibly Thomson)

Henry was born about 1781-2 in Ireland, and was living in China, Kennebec, Maine, as late as 1860. There were two other McKays living in Kennebec County in 1820. John McKay of Hallowell was, according to his naturalization record, born 1786 in County Down, Ireland. This was in what is now Northern Ireland, suggesting that he was "Scotch-Irish." Henry lived in Malta (later Windsor) in 1820, as did a Peter McKay. Peter's naturalization record also gives his place of birth as Ireland. It's possible that these McKays were brothers or cousins. All three had sons named "Peter."

Here are a few records you may be interested in. 

Roland Mckay's Father in Law "Aldebert Clark" Obit 25 Oct 1923 Daily Kennebec Journal.

Emily McKay death/vital record.

A brother and sister of Ida B Mckay. Mrs Hackett obit from Portland Press Herald 14 May  1950. And Brother Lyman Obit from Portland Press Herald 30 Dec 1950

Hope this helps you on a great start for his research, I did find many articles on the doctor, But he seems to have disappeared after 1965.

Growing up at 58 Eastern Avenue in Augusta, Maine, I personally knew Dr. Roland McKay. He lived across the street from us at # 57. He also owned the apartment house at 55 Eastern Avenue and the hay field adjacent to our house, which on city directories is now listed as # 60. Though she died when I was very young, I am old enough also to remember his lovely wife, Mildred. Dr. McKay, as a sign of mourning, hung flowers on the front door of his house the day of her death. Besides hay, which he had mowed by hand with a scythe, Dr. McKay kept bees. While attending the hives, he wore a special white beekeeper's suit and hat. I'd watch from afar. It was big business to see him remove the honeycombs.  He also cultivated peaches in the field, which I remember as delicious. Dr. McKay had a strong sense of property. There was a big bruha when he caught my oldest brother cutting across his lawn to the little market up on Stone Street. No one ever did that again. The Doctor drove Buicks, his last car a big black LeSabre with huge fins. When Dr. McKay died in 1965, one of his sons visited for a few weeks to attend to affairs. This son drove a Ford station wagon with faux-wood. He had a son half my age. I remember explaining to him rather imperfectly how a light bulb worked. This boy may well be your husband. As head of administration of the Augusta General Hospital, he was very respected by the community. My father held him in the highest regard. Though short, Dr. McKay had a particular sort of voice that always spoke with great authority. He was quick to mention his Scottish heritage. We admired his well kept house, the grounds decorated with ornamental trees. Eastern Avenue was lined with elm trees back then. One of my earliest memories in life was the elm in front of Dr. McKay's toppled by Hurricane Carol in 1955. A few years later, they were all gone due to Dutch Elm Disease. Augusta was a wonderful place in which to grow up. I think back and realize now what a model neighbor he was.


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