George Ellis McKenney and Rachel Arnold

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George Ellis (Bob) McKenney was born 1877 April 22 at Genoa, Olmsted, Minnesota and died 1937 Jan 10 at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, is buried at Center Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Minnesota. On 1901 Jul 20 at Oronoco, Olmsted, Minnesota he married Rachel Adeline Arnold b. 1883 Jan 5 at Byron, Olmsted, Minnesota, died 1969 June 12 at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, is buried at Center Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Minnesota. They were married July 20 1901 at Oronoco, Olmsted, Minnesota.

George and Rachel had 5 children:

1. Nellie Adelaide McKenney b. Dec 24, 1902, died Jan 24 1954 in San Francisco, married John Haffner. More info is had on her under the tags.

2. Ellis Arnold McKenney b. March 19 1905 in Montana, died Feb 21 1963 in Yolo County, California. More info is had on him under the tags.

3. Doris McKenney b. 1908 in Montana married Lester Matson.

4. Maurice Laurel “Morris” McKenney b. Sep 11 1911 at Olmsted Co. Minnesota, died Feb 28 1970 at Olmsted, married Doris Biegler. More information on this family is in the tags.

5. Sanna Jean McKenney b. Aug 9 1924 at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, married Axel Skogland on Jan 28 1946 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

The 1920 census shows:

1920 MONTANA SILVER BOW PRECINCT 8
MCKENNEY George 43 b. MN parents b. PA copper miner
Rachael 37 b. MT parents b. NY
Nellie 17
Arnold 14
Darius 12
Morris 8

The 1930 census shows:

1930 MINNESOTA OLMSTED ROCHESTER
HUFFNER John G. 32 b. Austria cook at hospital
Nellie A 27 b. Minnesota
Adeline A. 6 b. Minnesota
John G. 4 b. Minnesota
Willis H. 3 b. Minnesota
MCKENNEY Rachel mother in law 47 b. Minnesota chambermaid at hotel
Morris L. brother in law 18
Lanna J.? sister in law 5

Lester Matson and Doris McKenney Matson

Axel Skogland and Sanna Jean McKenney Skogland

Photos courtesy of Allan McKenney.

These McKenneys belong to the Robert Eugene McKenney line. George Ellis’ parents were Samuel Bartow McKenney (1847-1881) and Ella Adelaide “Addie” Fryer (1856-1910). Samuel Bartow McKenney’s parents were Robert Eugene McKenney (1821-1898) and Mary Bartow (1816-1879).

More information on the line of Robert Eugene McKenney and associated families is here.

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