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, […]

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. […]

Franklin B. Tripp and Mabel Clair McKenney

Franklin B. Tripp was born 1884 March 17 in Osage Oklahoma Indian Territory and died Feb 1966 in Oklahoma. He was buried at the Pawhuska Cemetery. 1908 Nov 30 he married Mabel Clair McKenney b. 1888 Oct 16 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. She died 1972 Sep 11 in the Ponca City hospital and was buried […]

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 […]

Mention of McKenney Feed Store in Obituary of Employee, Josiah Webb

This was published to the Chautauqua County, Kansas USGenweb site by Frieda Wells. It appeared in the Sedan Times Star on January 24, 1952 * * * * * * * * * * MR. JOSIAH WEBB Josiah J. Webb Dies Saturday, Jan. 19 After Long Illness Josiah J. Webb died Saturday, Jan. 19, after […]

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, […]

McKenney and Crockett Tombstones at El Cado Cemetery

Images of Crockett and McKenney headstones/tombstones at El Cado Cemetery in Chautauqua County, Kansas. These images are courtesy of Judy Berndt. I don’t know which woman is Gladys and which is Bernice but the photo would have to be before 1989 as Gladys Brockey (married to James Arthur Tresner, 1922 Oct 16) died 1989 Feb […]