Marriage License of Mary Sparks and Samuel McCormick

Francis Partch has located the marriage certificate of Mary Sparks and Samuel McCormick. Their marriage took place at Osage Mission, Neosho County, Kansas on December 31st of 1872. This is interesting as it places the Sparks in Neosho County at the same time that the McKenney family is in Neosho. George Washington McKenney Jr., who […]

McKenney Bible Images

Thanks to my cousins for sending photocopies of these pages to me. Lloyd McKenney’s bible was used for recording some family history. I didn’t see it until about 2003. The genealogy I received as a child wasn’t in the bible, it was instead on loose paper, but in the case of the Hackney and McKenney […]

George W. McKenney and Rhoda Scarborough and Descendants

George W. McKenney, born May 20, 1816 in Pennsylvania, died July 14, 1892 in Randolph County, Indiana, buried at Hopewell Cemetery, is a known son of Robert McKenney and Margaret who lived in Belmont, Guernsey and Monroe Counties, Ohio. He is believed by me to be a relative of my George W. McKenney Sr. who […]

Eli W. McKinney b. 1877 in Iowa

Courtesy of Larry McCombs Tried photoshopping Eli W. McKenney (Eli Wilson McKenney, sometimes spelled Eli W. McKinney), son of George Washington McKenney Sr. and an unknown woman, was born 1877 in Iowa. Half-brother of our George Washington McKenney Jr., he was career military and in the Philippine War of Independence/American-Philippines War. George W. McKenney’s first […]

Carrie Isabel McKenney with her niece, Jennie Belle Tripp, 1910

This 1910 photo shows Carrie Isabel McKenney, daughter of George Washington McKenney Jr. and Belle M. Sparks, with her niece Jennie Belle Tripp, born October 6, 1909. Jennie was a daughter of Mabel Clair McKenney, Carrie’s sister, and Franklin B. Tripp. Francis Partch once wrote me of a postcard she had mentioning Jennie: I am […]

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, […]

Freethoughter G. W. McKinney

Samuel Porter Putnam’s “400 Years of Freethought”, published by The Truth Seeker Company in 1894, appears to have been a subscription periodical as the rear of the book lists subscribers from all the states. In the list of subscribers we see, in “Indian Territory”, one subscriber, a G. W. McKinney. Perhaps I’m assuming too much, […]

The Race of Gray Eagle

NOTE: The story concerns W. W. Baker who was married to Isabel Frances “Fanny” Hackney, daughter of William Hackney and Sarah Shannon. Unfortunately, the below article does not reveal the Sac Indian with whom W. W. Baker had formed a partnership in the training of the horse, Gray Eagle, for a run against the Fox. […]

FROM 1923 TO WAR YEARS AND EARLY RADIO

FROM 1923 TO WAR YEARS AND EARLY RADIO Recollections of Lloyd McKENNEY 29 January 1979 …I had graduated from high school…had to stay in Sedan the first two years…no high school closer…my grandparents (CROCKETTS) had moved there to take care of children of a son whose wife had died (George CROCKETT). I stayed with them. […]

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