Charles Clifford Crockett Invention

Below is an invention of Charles Clifford Crockett, son of Samuel Kelly Crockett and Sarah Elizabeth Hackney and brother of this blog’s Vera Crockett. He married Dena Montgomery, child of James Montgomery and Ellen Nott, and had children Luther and Clydene.

Sept. 30, 1930.

C. C CROCKETT 1,777,197

PORTABLE CABLE REEL Original Filed Aug. 24, 1928 3 Sheets-Sheet 2



Sept. 30, 1930.

c. c. Crockett 1,777,197

PORTABLE CABLE REEL Original Filed Aug. 24 1928 3 Sheets-Sheet 3




Attorney Patented Sept. 30, 1930



Application filed August 24, 1028, Serial Ho. 301,916. Renewed April 23, 1930.

This invention relates to an improved portable cable reel structure designed principally for use in oil well fields for reeling and unreeling cables, wires, and the like, whereby 8 to permit the convenient stretching of wire, or reeling of a cable for extracting tools, rods, and other equipment from wells.

The invention has more particular reference to a reel structure which is constructed 10 to be mounted on a suitable automobile or truck chassis, the arrangement being such that the reel is permitted to receive rotary power from the rear wheel of an automobile, when said wheels are jacked up. 16 Briefly, the invention embodies a swingably mounted frame, mounted on the vehicle chassis, this frame carrying the winding reel and friction driven pulley, the arrangement being such that the pulleys can be moved 20 into and out of frictional contact with the vehicle wheels through the medium of a system of levers and operating devices to be manually controlled by an operator.

The principal object is to produce a structure of this type which is characterized by compactness and convenience of arrangement of parts, so organized and cooperating as to provide a structure which can be conveniently manipulated, and which will ful30 fill the requirements of a reel of this class, equally as well as the more expensive and complicated reel structures known to me.

Other features and advantages and objects will become more readily apparent from the 35 following description and drawings. In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a side view of a portion of the vehicle frame and supporting wheel, with 40 the improved reel structure associated therewith.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the reel supporting frame, and operating means therefor.

45 Figure 3 is a side elevational view of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is an end view of the frame and reels mounted thereon.

Figure 5 is a rear elevational view of the so frame structure showing the manner in which it is connected with the rear axle housing of the vehicle.

Figure 6 is a detail view of the operating lever and the rock shaft associated with one of said levers.

Figure 7 is an end elevational view of one end of the rotary wheel structure showing the sectional friction drive pulley or wheel.

Figure 8 is a sectional view of one end portion of the reel per se. Source

Location of Heaston and Scarborough Families in Doniphan Co., Kansas

Below are the locations of the Heaston and Scarborough families in Doniphan County, Kansas, who had moved there from Ohio. This has been of interest to me as Isabel McKenney was said to be Ioway and these families located on and next the Ioway reserve, along with others from the same area, this after Isabel having married George W. McKenney and being found in Ohio with him in 1850.

The Scarboroughs moved later. Mark Scarborough’s sister, Rhoda, was married in 1835 to another George W. McKenney b. 1816 who would have been a close relation of our George W. McKenney Sr., but was not his father. Mark Scarborough b. 1808 in Belmont, Ohio, moved with his family to Jefferson, Andrew County, Missouri, via Indiana, by 1859.

1860 Jefferson, Andrew, Missouri
48/48 George Sutton and Margaret, 25 and 27
49/49 Mark SCARBRAUGH 57 farmer OH
Cornelia 36 PA
Johnathan 15 OH
Amanda 4 IN
Samuel 1 MO
50/50 Mildred MCGEE 64 VA

Mark’s sibling, Rhoda, and her husband George W. McKenney b. 1816, had also moved to Missouri and were living in Haw Creek, Morgan County with son Francis and his new wife, Barbara Miller. Francis reported in his bio that he and his wife were traveling through the Missouri frontier looking for a place to live. They settled in Indiana, where, as with the Mark Scarborough family, they had also been living just previous the move to Missouri.

By 1865 the Mark Scarborough family was at Iowa, Doniphan, Kansas.

1865 Iowa, Doniphan, Kansas
Permila 42 PA
Johnathon A. 20 OH
Amanda J. IN
Sam E. MO
Issac A. 3 MO
Emma 1/12 KS.

In 1870 and 1880 they are at Center, Doniphan, Kansas.

220/241 SCARBROUGH Mark 68 farmer $300 $450 OH
Permelia 46 PA
Amanda 14 IN (married Lewis R. Edwards in 1880)
Samuel 11 MO
Isaac A. MO
illegible 5 KS
Thomas S. KS

238 SCARBOROUGH Johnathon 35 farmer OH father b. OH mother b. PA
Margaret M. 17 OH parents b. OH (Margaret Ann Harmon)
239 SCARBOROUGH Permelia 58 PA parents b. PA
Amanda J 22 b. IN father b. OH mother b. PA
Samuel 20 b. MO
Isaac A 17 b. MO (will marry Sarah Catherine Jennings and die at Troy in 1950)
Emma S 15 b. KS
William S 12 b. KS (will marry Permelia Round in Troy in 1889)

Jacob G. Heaston b. 180 in PA married Catherine Forney. In 1840 they were living near the Sheaffers/Shaffers in Harrison County, Ohio.

1840 OH, Harrison Co., North
(image 7
William MINISH
Geroge SHEAFFER 22 1 – – – – 1/ 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
John SHEAFFER – – – – – – – – – 1
Benjamin CLARK
Jacob HEASTAND (Rulo in 1860, moves to Doniphan and Brown counties)
Joseph OVERHOLT (married first to Frances Forney then Catherine Firebaugh)
William PICKEN (married first to Frances Overholt then Mary Shaffer, daughter of George)
Henry PERRY?
John …
Solomon SHITTZ
Michael FOULTZ
William H…
James ENGLISH (married to Jane Picken, they moved to Mahaska, Iowa)

(pg. 155)
Francis BARTOW – – – – – 1 / – – – – – 1
James BARTOW – – 11- – – 1/ 111 – – – 1
Jeremiah SHEAFFER – – – – 1 / – – – – 1
Joseph CLARK
William SUMERS
Samuel MINOR
Nicholas DUNFEE
(pg. 156)

Joseph LYONS
George R. BLACK
Elijah BARTOW – – – – – – – – – 1

By the late 1840s the Sheaffers/Shaffers and Bartows (related, Mary Bartow married Robert Eugene McKenney and Jeremiah Shaffer married Elizabeth Bartow) and most of the McKenneys had moved to Iowa. In 1850 the Heastons were still in Harrison County, Ohio, but by 1851 are said to have been in Holt County, Missouri. By 1857 they were residing on a homestead in the southwest quarter of section 15, Wolf River township, in Doniphan County, Kansas, other members of the Forney family locating instead on the Great Nemaha Reserve in Nebraska.

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Wolf River, Doniphan, Kansas Territory; Roll: M653_347; Page: 0; Image: 405.
1275/1146 Jas HEASTON 50 farmer 60 500 OH
Mary 40
Geo 23 ?
Ben 17
Isaac 14
Jane 10

1870 Wolf River, Doniphan, Kansas
298/323 HEASTON Jacob 64 $2500 $820 b. PA
Jacob J. 21 b. OH
MILLER Elizabeth 37
Jacob 10 b. KS
Peter F. 7 b. KS
SEVERANTZ Henry 19 b. Holland
299/324 MILLIMAN Jacob 23 of IN and Paulina
300/325 RITTENOUR 38 $5000 $1355 b. VA
Sarah 33 b. OH
James 7
Mary E. 4
Minerva J. 2

1880 Wolf River, Doniphan, Kansas
49/52 HEASTON J 74 farmer b. PA parents b. PA
MILLER Elizabeth 51 daughter b. OH parents b. PA
Peter 17 grandson b. Colorado father b. France mother b. OH

Daughter Christina married a John White. They also resided in Doniphan.

1860 KS Doniphan Co Iowa
1608/1465 Jno WHITE 63 hotel keeper b. NY
Christine 34 OH
Mary E. 3 b. KT
M. M. WAY 18 PA
Harriet WILIAMSON 15 domestic OH
Rebecca FORNEY 16 MO?
Wm. POWLETT merchant France
Louis BUCKHART 24 farmer MD
James W. BIGGENS printer PA
N D BROWN ? silversmith TN

1624/1579 William RITNOUS 28 blacksmith $300 $200 VA
Sarah A. 23 OH
N D BROWN ? silversmith TN

1865 Iowa, Doniphan County, Kansas
304/341 John WHITE 67 blacksmith NY
Christina 39 OH
Jon 41 blacksmith IL
Thomas 22 blacksmith
Frank 19 laborer
Michel McVEY 24 laborer PA
Mary E. WHITE 9 KS
F…. WHITE 4 female
Frank CASSL 25 blacksmith OH
Hammond CONKLIN 25 laborer NY

1870 Iowa, Doniphan, Kansas
127/125 WHITE John 73 blacksmith 300 500 New York
Christine 42 Ohio
Ellen 12 KS
Fanny 6
Charles 4
McVEY Matthew 25 day laborer PA
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Iowa, Doniphan, Kansas; Roll M593_432; Page: 93; Image: 188.

1875 Iowa, Doniphan, Kansas
194/194 John WHITE 77 farmer 200 NY
Christine 47 OH
Ellen 17 KS
Fanny 12
Charles E 9
Eugene BRADFIELD 25 farmer IN from IL

1880 Iowa, Doniphan, Kansas
Harry Edwards and family
E W Miller and Anna and family
Harry Lewis and Harriet and family
159/165 WHITE Christina 53 OH
Frances 18 servant KS
Charles 14
FORNEY Ellen 22 daughter
Mollie 2 granddaughter MO
WHITE James 20 nephew
next household Sarah Robbins etc.

John Heaston married Frances Firebaugh and moved onto the Reserve, then Falls City, Richardson, Nebraska.

Elizabeth Heaston married John Miller and can be seen in the 1870 and 1880 census in the household of her father.

Sarah Heaston married William J. Rittentour in 1858 and can be seen in the 1860 and 1870 censuses above.

Francis Jane Heaston married William Pry.

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Wolf River, Doniphan, Kansas; Roll: M593_432; Page: 215; Image: 432.
195/214 PRY Willet A 40 VA
Francis J. 28 OH
Edward S. 5 KS
IDa M 2
John 10/12
LISLE Tressa E. 18 PA

Benjamin Franklin Heaston married Sarah Archer.

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Wolf River, Doniphan, Kansas; Roll: M593_432; Page: 215; Image: 433.
214/221 HEASTON James 27 Farmer Ohio
Helen 19 NY
Heaston Isaac 23 farmer OH
KIZER George 20 PA
205/222 HEASTON Bejamin F 28 farmer OH
Sarah M 23
Catherine 5 KS
Mary E 3
Hester A 1
Eliza J 2/12

Obituary of Belle Sparks McKenney


Belle Sparks McKenney obit

Belle Sparks McKenney was the daughter of James Sparks and Carrie Burch, and wife of George W. McKenney Jr.

Larry McCombs supplied Belle’s obituary:

Mrs. G. W. McKenney

Belle M. SPARKS, daughter of James and Carrie SPARKS, was born January 14, 1868, in Shelby County Illinois, and departed this life, December 28, 1935, at the home of her son, J. A. MCKENNEY in Sedan at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 14 days.

She, with her parents, came to Kansas in 1873, where they settled on a claim on Limestone Prairie, where she lived until June 3, 1883, when she was united in marriage to George W. McKENNEY at Elgin, Kansas.

To this union, four children were born: James Albert, of Sedan; Mabel Clair TRIPP of Sidler, Okla; and two daughters, Cleo May, who died in childhood; and Carrie Isabel HAMPTON who preceded her mother in death a few years ago.

She, together with her husband, united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Kay County, Oklahoma in 1897. She later transferred her membership to the Methodist Episcopal church of Sedan, where she was a member.

She was a member of both the Rebeckah and Eastern Star Lodges.

Besides her companion and children, she leaves to mourn her death, two sisters, Mrs. Mary TRIPP and Mrs. Martha THOMAS, both of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; eight grand-children and two great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was a loving wife and mother and a friend to all who knew her.

Funeral services were conducted at the United Brethren church at Chautauqua, Kansas, at 3:00 o’clock p.m., Sunday, December 29, 1935, with Rev. Howard C. BENTON officiating, assisted by Rev. WILSON.

A mixed quartet composed of Misses Dorothy TULLOSS, Inez BUTTERFIELD, B. J. FUNK and T. E. HESS, rendered the following numbers: “Asleep in Jesus,” “In the Garden” and “The City Foursquare.” They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. J. O. TULLOSS.

A short memorial service was conducted by the Easter Star Lodge at the church.

The pall-bearers were: Arthur BRUNGER, G. K. CROCKETT, C. M. HUNT, J. M. GWALTNEY, Wm. BRUNER and A. B. COOVER.

Those from out-of-town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. F. B. TRIPP and daughter, Georgia, of Shidler; Mrs. Mary TRIPP, Mrs. Martha THOMAS, and Mrs. Nannie WHITEHORN of Pawhuska; Mrs. Adda MCWHIRT and Mr. Harry MCWHIRT of Hominy; Mrs. Hattie MOORE of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SPRAY of Catoosa, L. C. MCKENNEY of Ponca City; Thelma MCKENNEY of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Paul BLAKE of Shidler; Mr. B. COOK of Kaw City; and Mr. CAMPBELL of Ponca City.

Interment was in the Chautauqua cemetery with Baird Funeral Home in charge.

It may be incorrect but Mabel Claire’s obituary gives the family as having moved to Pawhuska OK when she was young, which would have been in Osage Indian Territory. But Belle’s obituary places them in Kay County, next to the Osage Indian Territory, in 1897, the year Carrie Isabel was born.

Thomas Strickland Family Record


Thomas Strickland family record

This family record of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Shock is courtesy of Judy Berndt. As noted in the margin, it survived the Vernon County, Missouri courthouse fire.

Thos. Stricklin was born Oct. 15th 1802.
Eliza his wife was born Oct 28th 1807.
Joseph Stricklin was born June 20th 1827.
…. was born June 15th 1830. (This would be John Henry.)
Mary M. Stricklin was born April 22 1832.
Zilpha J. Stricklin was born Dec. 14th 1833.
Milly A. Stricklin was born Dec. 12th 1835.
William J. Stricklin was born Dec. 27th 1836.
James P. Stricklin was born Sept. 6th 1838.
Thomas H. B. Stricklin was born July 25th 1840.
Michael K. Stricklin was born Dec. 23 1842.


Thos. Stricklin and Eliza his wife was married June 18 1826.


Eliza Aug 13th
Thos John M 3 Aug 17th
Milley Aug 18th


Joseph Stricklin departed this life June 23 1827.
Thomas H. B. Stricklin departed this…(last line not had)

Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Nichols Marriage


Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Nichols marriage document

Courtesy of Judy Berndt, the marriage record of Thomas Strickland and his second wife, Elizabeth, who had been previously married to a man by the name of Nichols. This blog’s direct line is concerned with Thomas and his first wife, Elizabeth Shock.

Thomas Strickland was born Oct 18 1802 in Williamson County, Tennessee and died January 1874 in Missouri. His first wife, Elizabeth, born Oct 28 1807 in Fayette County, Kentucky, died January 1853.

Nellie McKenney’s School in Genoa, Minnesota, 1908/1909

Genoa, Minnesota School

Genoa, Minnesota School

Shown is a photocopy of a card from Nellie McKenney’s school 1908-1909, in Genoa, Minnesota, New Haven Township, Olmsted County, District No. 86, with an image of the pupils and a listing of their names.

Clara M. Mohn was the teacher. Pupils were Lola Mastenbrook, George Fryer, Lynn Barth, Nellie McKinney, Dorothy Wells, Verna Jones, Charles Rowley, Fern Rose, Ida Jones, Lee Anderson, Theo Rowley, Ora Rowley, Gladys Button, Julian Button, Olla DeMott, Lee Sheppard, Eva Wells, Mable Johnson, Claren Rose, William Wells.

Mrs. A. J. Rowley was the clerk of the school board, Mr. Edward Anderson the director, and Mr. Frank Mastenbrook the treasurer.

Nellie Adelaide McKenney was born December 24, 1902 in Pine County, MN, and died January 24, 1954 in San Francisco, CA. She was a daughter of George Ellis (Bob) McKenney (1877 – 1937) and Rachel Adeline Arnold.

Dorothy Noyes and Lloyd McKenney


Dorothy and Lloyd McKenney

Lloyd Clinton McKenney, b. Jan 28 1909 in Chautauqua Co., Kansas, on July 28 1928 married, at Girard, Crawford, Kansas, Dorothy Nadeen Noyes b. Jan 13 1908 at Liberal, Barton, Missouri.

Dorothy died April 28, 1985 at Carthage, Jasper, Missouri. Lloyd died Nov 17 1992 at Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas.

Lloyd was a son of James Albert McKenney and Vera Crockett. Dorothy was daughter of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer.

Lloyd and Dorothy McKenney in Carthage

Lloyd and Dorothy McKenney in Carthage

Obituary of Addie McKenney McWhirt

Addie McKenney Mcwhirt, b. 1864, married Samuel McWhirt. She was a daughter of George McKenney and Isabella Love, and sister of George W. McKenney Jr. (direct line of this blog).


Addie McKenney McWhirt

Services Held Saturday for Addie McWhirt

Services for Addie McWHIRT, 86 year old pioneer resident of the Hominy area, were conducted Saturday afternoon in in the First Baptist church with the Revd. H. Henkel, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Hominy cemetery under the direction of the Powell Funeral Home.

Music for the rites was furnished by a duet composed of Mrs. Lester GRAHAM and Mrs. Ray CARNAGEY with Mrs. H. H. HENKEL as accompanist. Casket bearers were George BLACKWOOD, S. A. TAYLOR, Stanley LAY, Kenneth CARNAGEY, Ray CARNAGEY and Earl TERHUNE.

Mrs. MCWHIRT died last Wednesday at the home of her son, H. B. MCWHIRT, with whom she had been making her home. She had been in failing health for several years.

Born in Boone County, Iowa, October 10, 1864, Mrs. MCWHIRT came to this section with her husband, the late Sam MCWHIRT, in the early days when Hominy was nothing more than an Indian trading post. They came to Oklahoma from Missouri after having been married in Kansas and moving to Missouri.

They lived on farms in the Wynona, Bartlesville, Pawhuska and Hominy area for many years. Following her husband’s death, Mrs. MCWHIRT moved into town and made her home with her son, at whose home she died, and a daughter, Mrs. Jane Moore BOGLE.

Other survivors include another son, Clyde MCWHIRT, Wyona, and another daughter, Mrs. J. R. CUSTER, Midland, Tex. Also surviving is a brother, Eli MCKINNEY, Vicksburg, Miss; 18 grandchildren an 29 great grandchildren.

Courtesy of Larry McCombs

Lloyd and Dorothy’s Home in Carthage

The home of Lloyd and Dorothy Mckenney on Riverside Drive in Carthage, Missouri. They lived here in the 50s through the 80s. Dorothy had decorated it in a combination of mid-twentieth century modern and antiques, with some Japanese flavor sprinkled about here and there, textiles and walls in predominately green hues that were cool and restful to the eye, so with the large tree outside the living room had the feeling of being the extension of a shaded bower. It was always organized, fastidiously clean.

View from right

View from right

View from front

View from front

View from left

View from left