Obituary of Belle Sparks McKenney

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Belle Sparks McKenney was the daughter of James Sparks and Carrie Burch, and wife of George W. McKenney Jr. Larry McCombs supplied Belle’s obituary: Mrs. G. W. McKenney Belle M. SPARKS, daughter of James and Carrie SPARKS, was born January 14, 1868, in Shelby County Illinois, and departed this life, December 28, 1935, at the […]

Marriage License of Belle Sparks and George W. McKenney Jr.

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Marriage license of George W. McKenney Jr. and Belle Sparks (line of the author). Issued in Chautauqua Co. Kansas on the 2nd day of June 1883. Thank you to Francis Partch for the copy.

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

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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.

MORE RECOLLECTIONS FROM LLOYD CLINTON MCKENNEY

MORE RECOLLECTIONS FROM LLOYD CLINTON MCKENNEY These are my notes from a conversation with Lloyd about 1981. — jk Lloyd Clinton McKENNEY started school at about the age of 6 at the Crockett schoolhouse in Chautauqua County, Kansas which was located 1/4 mile from the main house. He says the kitchen at the farm house […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

George Washington McKenney Jr. and Belle Sparks

George Washington MCKENNEY, son of George Washington MCKENNEY Sr. and Isabella LOVE was born 2 Sept. 1861 in Iowa. He died 3 March 1947, at the age of 85, in Sedan, Chautauqua Co. KS, and is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua Co. On 3 June 1883, in Elgin, Chautauqua Co. KS, George […]

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