Anaconda Standard   August 23, 1910


    William McKay, burned while fighting fires at Saltese, died of his injuries at Taft today. Three trains are stalled below Saltese and two are stalled at Taft.
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. . .Burning east from the divide, the fire first swept down upon Taft and burned it down with the exception of two buildings. William McKay, a watchman at Taft, was burned so badly yesterday that he died at Saltese this morning.


Anaconda Standard   August 25, 1910


    William McKay, who died at Saltese Monday from the effect of burns received in the forest fires, was buried at that place Tuesday, according to word received here yesterday. A. N. McKay of this city is a brother of the dead man, and when he first learned of the injuries he started to Saltese, but could get no farther than Missoula, and returned here upon receiving word of his brotherís death. He sent orders that the body should be shipped here for interment as soon as a train could get through, but received the message yesterday afternoon that burial had taken place at Saltese. The body may be brought here later for interment, after the subsidence of the fires restores normal conditions in Western Montana.
    William McKay was unmarried and was a carpenter by trade. He had been at Taft but a short time and was one of the last to leave the town when the residents were driven out by the flames.

Anaconda Standard   August 31, 1910

    G. A. Barton of the Lawler & French undertaking establishment left last evening for Saltese to get the body of William J. McKay, one of the forest fire victims, who died there early last week.

Anaconda Standard   September 3, 1910

    The funeral of William McKay, who died at Saltese, Mont., from burns received in the Taft fire, will take place Sunday at 2 oíclock p. m., at the Lawler & French chapel, Rev. H. A. Cornahan, officiating. No flowers.