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 […]

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 […]

George Washington McKenney and Isabella Love

George Washington McKenney Sr. was born 1832 in Ohio and died 1913 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Belleville. About 1850 he married a woman by the name of Isabella Love who was born circa 1825-1829, the censuses being inconsistent. Family lore gives her as dying before 1874 […]

George Washington McKenney Jr., Eli W. McKenney and Addie McKenney McWhirt

This is a photo I received today from Michelle Koscheski, who descends down Addie McKenney McWhirt’s line. Below I enlarged and added some color just to differentiate the figures from the background. I believe that’s George McKenney Jr. on her right (our left) and Eli on the other side. George died in 1947 and I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]