Alva R. McKesson
A. R. Mc Kesson - Meet hizzener the "mayer" as he studies a customer's reactions to a price quatation on a used automobile.
Mr. McKesson is the local Ford dealer and likes to remember back to the days where there was no ised car market and selling a car
was a very simple matter.
He came to Culver in 1920, opening an agency in the Warner building., espanded into the garage business in 1932 in the Medbourn
building and moved into his his present loccation on Lake Shore Drive in 1937.
"Mac" is a graduate of Indiana Univesity and taught school for six years before entering the business worl. He is no chaimran of
the town board of trustess, member of the township library board and has served as secretary and vice-president of the Chamber of
Commerce. his chief hoddies are politics and good litterature.
Culver Citizen Profiles
A, R. McKesson lies Following Long Illness
Alva R. McKesson, 73, 456 L a k e v i ew St., Culver, died at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at the
Haven Hubbard Memorial Home, New Carlisle, Ind. , where he had resided for the past two weeks.
He had been in ill health for the past year.
Mr. McKesson, known to his many friends as "Mac", was a member of the Culver Emmanuel
Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Henry H. Culver Masonic Lodge, the Emily Jane Culver
Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, The South Bend Scottish Rite, and the W. A. Fleet
American Legion Post of Culver. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, a Past Patron of the
O.E.S., and was an active worker i n the Gideon organization.
He was born Sept. 1, 1891, at Tyner, Ind. , to William and Eliza (Carpenter) McKesson. He came
to Culver in 1920 where he was the Ford dealer and owned and operated the A. R. McKesson F o rd
Garage until his retirement in 1955.
He was married i n 1937 to the former Zella Albert who died Sept. 10, 1960, as a result of an
Surviving are three brothers, D. L. McKesson, P l y m o u t h , Harley MaKesson, Miami, Fla., and
A r t h u r McKesson, Walkerton; and two sisters, Mrs. Ressie Maxey, South Bend, and Mrs. Edna
Meyer, New Carlisle.
F u n e r a l services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Culver Emmanuel Evangelical
United Brethren Church with Rev. Charles Haney, former pastor of the church, assisted by Rev.
D w i g h t McClure, pastor, officiating .
Masonic graveside services followed at the Culver Masonic Cemetery with the Henry H . Culver Lodge 617,
F & A M i n charge of the services.
The Emily Jane Culver Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star conducted memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Monday at
the Easterday-Bonine Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangements.