Thomas Strickland Family Record

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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. […]

Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Nichols Marriage

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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 […]

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

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, […]

Dorothy Noyes and Lloyd McKenney

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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 […]

Obituary of Addie McKenney McWhirt

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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). 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 […]

Hiram Q. Shaffer

Hiram Q. Shaffer was a son of George Shaffer. The family of George Shaffer was entwined with ours, living beside them in Van Buren County, Iowa, and a possible relation married with our family. They and family and neighbors had a kind of exodus from Harrison County, Ohio to Iowa in the late 1840s, another […]

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 […]

George Shaffer b. April 14, 1791 and Margaret Saltzgiver

The family of George Shaffer was entwined with ours, living beside them in Van Buren County, Iowa, and a possible relation married with our family. They and family and neighbors had a kind of exodus from Harrison County, Ohio to Iowa in the late 1840s, another group of relations and neighbors moving a state further […]

Benjamin Sparks

The below is from the “Sparks Quarterly”, giving a fairly comprehensive profile on Benjamin Sparks, son of James Sparks and Mary Ellis Sparks, brother of Belle who married G. W. McKenney Jr. (this blog’s direct line). He was a puzzler to sort out for, as with all the Sparks, I began with zero information on […]

Indenture Paper of Robert Eugene McKenney 1872

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Indenture land document of Robert Eugene McKenney, 1872, Pope County, Minnesota. Robert E. McKenney is believed a cousin or brother of George Washington McKenney Sr. (blog’s direct line). See the tags for more information on Robert Eugene.

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