G. W. McKenney Jr, Belle Sparks McKenney and daughter Carrie Isabel

The photo is of George McKENNEY Jr. with Belle Sparks MCKENNEY and daughter Carrie Isabel. The photo backdrop is the same seen in the photo of James Albert McKENNEY and Vera, so is probably taken also c. 1904 about the time of James and Vera’s wedding. Carrie would have been about seven. The photo was […]

Belle Sparks McKenney Funeral Notice


The funeral notice of Belle Sparks McKenney, wife of George Washington McKenney Jr. FUNERAL NOTICE Belle M. McKenney Born January 14 1868 Died December 28 1935 Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, December 28, at 3 o’clock at the United Brethren church at Chautauqua, Kansas. Interment in Chautauqua cemetery.

Estate Papers of Thomas Stricklin/Strickland


Courtesty of Judy Berndt, photocopies of the estate papers of Thomas Stricklin who died 1804. These are near impossible for me to read except to note names of relatives such as Zilpha Strickland and Slocumbs. Thomas Strickland Sr. died in Williamson county, Tennessee. He was married to Zelpha Slocum. They were parents of Thomas Stricklin/Strickland […]

Henry Shock image from book frontpiece

Henry SHOCK image from book frontpiece courtesy of Judy Berndt Henry Shock, Jr., son of Henry Shock and Sarah Elizabeth Holtzapfel, was sibling to John Shock, of this blog’s line. From “Pioneer Families of Missouri”, Page 410 “Henry SHOCK of Germany, emigrated to America and settled first in Pennsylvania, from whence he removed to Greenbriar […]

Michael Strickland Family


Michael Kelly STRICKLIN, son of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Shock, was born 23 Dec 1842 in Boone Co. MO., the 13th of 14 children. He was a sibling of Millie Ann Strickland, of this blog’s direct line. He married (1) Mercy Jane Arnold about 1869, then married (2) Gormelia Elizabeth FAIRCHLD b. 1856 IA on […]

Military Postcard from Eli W. McKenney Naming Four Fellow Company Members

This postcard was from Eli W. McKenney to his niece, Mabel Clair McKenney. Though this is from the time during his service in the Philippines, the postcard shows the men standing in snow which indicates they were stateside, thus I’m unsure when or where the photo would have been taken. I have looked up some […]

Photo of Eli W. McKenney with Friend in the Philippines

From L. McCombs, we have a photo of Eli W. McKenney and a friend taken in the Philippines. This photo would have been sent to his niece, Mabel Clair McKenney.

Military Postcard from Eli McKenney to Mabel Clair McKenney

This postcard is one that would have been sent from Eli to his niece, Mabel Clair McKenney. The postcard was undated so would have been possibly enclosed in a letter. I’m unable to determine which soldier is Eli, or if he is even in this postcard. He was tallish and slender and the only potential […]

Maurice Laurel McKenney, 11 Months

Maurice Laurel “Morris” McKenney, born 11 Sep 1911 at Olmsted County, Minnesota, died Feb 28 1970 at Olmsted County, Minnesota, was the son of George Ellis “Bob” McKenney and Rachel Adeline Arnold. The original image is courtesy of Allan McKenney. More information on Maurice, who married Doris Biegler, may be found in the tags. More […]

Maurice Laurel McKenney and Doris Biegler

Maurice Laurel “Morris” McKenney, son of George Ellis McKenney and Rachel Adeline Arnold, was born Sep 11 1911 in Olmsted, Minnesota. He died Feb 28 1970 in Olmsted, Minnesota. Maurice was married to Doris Biegler, daughter of Henry Biegler and Mary Louise Schrader. Maurice and Doris had three children: 1. Living 2. Lawrence David “Butch” […]