A little background....
Orlie C. McKenzie had seven siblings, one of which was a brother by the name of Lawrence Clayton "Spin" McKenzie.
Mae Arla King (the mother of Alexander Orlando McKenzie) was the daughter of Truman Edward King and Loretta Ward.
Loretta's husband Truman passed away in 1937 at the age of 69. On
September 2, 1944, we find a Michigan marriage record for Lauretta King
(Ward) and Lawrence C. McKenzie. Loretta is 65 and Lawrence is 44.
So, while family stories don't always turn out to be true, something the strangest ones are! Sometimes digging into the most unbelievable stories bring results with the most satisfaction.