Lloyd McKenney as Child

A beautiful photo from 1909-1910 that shows ancestor Lloyd Clinton McKenney as a child, and a happy one at that. The photo would have been likely taken in Chautauqua County, Kansas, where the family lived. Lloyd was the son of James Albert McKenney and Vera Crockett.

Chautauqua School, Chautauqua, Kansas, circa 1907-1908

The photo is from “History of Chautauqua County” and is said to be the fifth and sixth grade classes at Chautauqua (Springs) School “probably about 1910”. The identification of the pupils isn’t in order, and lists them as being 6th grade: Opal McKenzie, Cassie McKenney, Russel Jack, Lee Callahan, Lou Anderson, Ed Hessert, Ducan McFarlain, […]

Eli W. McKinney, son of William and Esther

Eli b. 1847, died when 99 years of age. Adding some color did well. Are you a descendant down the line of Eli W. b. 1847 in Monroe county, Ohio, and William McKenney and Esther Yarnell of Van Buren, Iowa? If you are, please get in touch with me. We need info down this line […]

4 Generations of McKenneys in 1946

Four generations of McKenneys. Front: George Washington McKenney Jr. b. 1861, J. R. McKenney b. 1934, Dorothy Noyes McKenney. Rear: Jim McKenney b. 1930, unknown, Ada Brunger Sanborn McKenney, James Albert McKenney b. 1884, Lloyd McKenney b. 1909 A Christmas photo. I’m guessing this was taken in Chautauqua County, Kansas where both George W. Jr. […]

Lucinda McKenney Hughes Schalburg

Lucinda, Jurdy, Jurdy’s wife Elizabeth, and daughter Alpha and her child. Thomas D. Reynolds was born 1925 so the picture can be dated 1925 and would likely have been taken in Oakland, Alameda, California. Image courtesy Larry McCombs Retouched Lucinda W. McKenney, the daughter of George Washington McKenney Sr. and Isabella Love, was born 1855 […]

Photo of Mary Elizabeth Sparks McCormick Tripp with step-daughter

A photo of Mary Elizabeth Sparks McCormick Tripp, daughter of James E. Sparks and Carrie Burch, from Francis Partch. She has guessed that the girl with her is perhaps her step-daughter Nannie Tripp (b. 1886) or Dessie Mae Tripp (b. 1887) , daughters of James Preston Tripp and Jennie McWhirt. I’ve wondered if instead, based […]

Photo of Ida Rae Tripp Thomas and daughter Martha Thomas

From Francis Partch, this is a photo of Martha Thomas (left) with her mother Ida Rae Tripp Thomas standing beside her. Ida Rae Tripp was the daughter of James Preston Tripp and Jennie M. McWhirt. Her step-mother was Mary Elizabeth Sparks McCormick Tripp, a sister of Belle Sparks McKenney and Martha Catherine Sparks who married […]

Family of Elmer T. Conner and Amanda Emelia McCormick Conner West

The family shown is Elmer T. Conner and Amanda Emelia McCormick Conner with children. Francis Partch writes: Elmer T. Conner and Amanda Emelia McCormick Conner with children. The youngest child is Dollie Irene Conner, born 7/8/1913. The young boy is my dad, Sylvester Elmer Conner, born 6/15/1905. The other two girls would be Marie Conner […]

McKenney Mystery Photo

Larry McCombs sent this photo noting, It is a CDV taken during the 1860’s, probably in the earlier part of the decade. The back stamp lists the photographer as ” J. Mitchell” New Castle, PA. The subject appears to be in his 60’s, at the very least, and perhaps older so his birthdate would be […]

Photo of Crockett Family?

Larry McCombs sent this photo of what he felt could be tentatively identified as a Crockett family, but which Crocketts? An old postcard photo and no information was written on it. He had first believed the man in the vest up front may be Samuel Kelly Crockett, but was eventually uncertain. I too am uncertain. […]