McKenney and Crockett Families

This picture is courtesy of Larry McCombs. The man on the left is Samuel Kelly Crockett. Larry guesses the young girl with short hair standing beside him could be Thelma McKenney. The woman central in the photo is Belle Sparks McKenney, wife of G. W. McKenney Jr. To her right is (my guess) Sadie Hackney […]

Amanda “Mandy” Emelia McCormick

Amanda “Mandy” Emelia McCormick, twin to Weltha, was born 1884 Dec 13 in Kansas to Samuel McCormick and Mary Elizabeth Sparks. I’ve covered her family history in another post and will pick up here with her marriages. Mandy’s first marriage was to Elmer T. Conner, 1899 Dec 24 in , Chautauqua County, Kansas. MARRIAGE AFFIDAVIT: […]

Mary Elizabeth Sparks

Photoshopped to try to make the photocopy look more like a photo. Mary Elizabeth Sparks McCormick Tripp Image courtesy Francis Partch I’m going to cover a lot of ground here with these families, and it gets a bit complex. Mary Elizabeth Sparks and First Husband Samuel McCormick Mary Elizabeth Sparks was born 1857 June 13 […]

The Sparks Sisters

This image is said to be of the three Sparks sisters, daughters of James E. and Carrie Burch Sparks. On the left is Martha Catherine b. Oct 1859 in Indiana, died 1942 August 14 in , Osage, Oklahoma, buried at the Pawhuska Cemetery. She married Philemon Thomas 1878 June 24 in Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas. The […]

Old Chautauqua County Train Depot

Larry McCombs sent me this photo of an old Chautauqua County, Kansas train station. It’s 72 dpi and no larger than what you see here so there’s not much that can be done with restoration. If one attempts darker tones, even if they belong (and look nicely dramatic), one loses a lot of the detail, […]

James Albert McKenney Family Photo, circa 1922

Photoshopped Original scan. Image courtesy of descendents of Mabel Clair (McKenney) Tripp. Family of James Albert McKenney and Vera Crockett. Right to left: Lela, James, Lloyd (in rear), Vera, and Thelma. Making a guess that this was circa 1922 when Lloyd was about 13, Thelma about 11 and Lela about 8. For more information on […]

Nellie Mckenney Haffner

Grateful as I am to Allan for the image originally sent, I have worked with it some in photoshop. Nellie McKenney Haffner. Photo courtesy of Allan McKenney Nellie Adelaide McKenney was born December 24, 1902 in Pine County, MN, and died January 24, 1954 in San Francisco, CA. She married John George Haffner October 22, […]

Vera and Dorothy “Dot” Crockett

Undated photo. Vera Crockett (1886-1933) is direct line, married to James Albert McKenney. That family is covered elsewhere on this blog. Dorothy Sadie Crockett was born 1892 Oct 7 in Chautauqua County, Kansas and would die 1980 July 24 in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas. She was married on 1910 Dec 21 to John Allen Fleming. He […]

James E. Sparks and Carrie E. (Cary Ann) Burch

Photo of James Sparks and Carrie Burch Sparks courtesy of Francis Partch Location would be Chautauqua Co., Kansas. I’m going to give a tentative date of 1902, around the time of their 50th wedding anniversary. James E. Sparks was born about 1832 in Indiana and died 1927 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He married 1852 March […]

James Sparks and Mary Ann Ellis

Image of Mary Sparks courtesy of descendants of Mabel Clair McKenney Tripp. James Sparks was born 1803 in , Fleming, Kentucky. He married abt 1827 to Mary Ann Ellis in , Nicholas, Kentucky. She was born 1806 in , Nicholas, Kentucky. I believe James to be the son of George Sparks and Elizabeth “Betsy” Wells. […]

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