Saturday, March 14, 2009

Robert H. and Frank E. McKinney Jr. are NOT related

Indianapolis Monthly has a cover story this month on families that "built" Indy -- Lilly, Clowes, Simon, Ayres, etc.

Too bad they didn't do their due diligence in fact checking.

Robert H. McKinney (born in 1925 and son of E. Kirk McKinney Sr.) is not the brother of Frank E. McKinney Jr. (born in 1938 and son of Frank E. McKinney Sr.).

Maybe the writers/editors were confused because the late Frank E. McKinney Jr. had six children, two of whom are Frank E. McKinney III and Robert McKinney (but none of which is Kevin -- he's Bob's son).

Makes this Indianapolis Observer wonder about all the other "facts" in their cover story!

In yet another "news coincidence", Randall Tobias (former head of Eli Lilly & Co.) filed for divorce recently from his wife, Marianne -- who was married to Frank E. McKinney Jr. at the time of his death in 1992.

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