Labor leader's descendent, Florence MacKay, dies
5 November 1995
Florence Gompers MacKay, 102, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday in a local nursing home. She was the granddaughter of labor leader Samuel Gompers, founder and first president of the American Federation of Labor.
The funeral and burial will be held in Arlington National Cemetery and will be private, according to Stuhr's Mount
Mrs. MacKay was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of Samuel Gompers Jr. and Sophia Dampf Gompers.
She served as a field officer with the American Red Cross in France during World War I. She was a life member and national officer of the Women's Overseas Service League. She was a Protestant and the widow of Dr. William H. MacKay.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley M. Crockett of Mount Pleasant; a son, Dr. James C. MacKay of Wilmington, N.C.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
MACKAY, WILLIAM HENRY
- 1ST LT MED CORPS, USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/14/1936
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 8690
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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