The State of Montana Certificate of Death records the following biographical information about William J. McKay:
Age 45 years Birthplace Quebec Date of Death Aug. 21 -1910
Single Occupation Carpenter Burned to death in Forest Fires
Father John McKay Birthplace of Father Scotland
Maiden Name of Mother Effie Smith Birthplace of Mother Scotland
Informant A. N. McKay
W. D. Kendrick Cor[oner] Anaconda Mont
Place of Burial Anaconda
Undertaker G. A. Barton Anaconda Mont.
County of Missoula Registration District No. 28 File No. 270 Registered No. 64
Research notes – A telephone call was made to the Anaconda Cemetery Department 406-563-4071 on March 3, 2009. The archivist there could find no record of burial for William J. McKay. The archivist offered the facts that the two cemeteries of that era were Mount Carmel and Upper Hill Cemeteries and that 700 remains were moved in October 1910 as a smelter was expanded. He also said that at one time there were thirteen cemeteries near Anaconda. -W.B.