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 […]

A Bold Game Tried on an Innocent Girl Near Cedarvale

A Bold Game Tried on an Innocent Girl Near Cedarvale Arkansas City Republican, August 15, 1885. A warrant is out for the arrest of Sam MCWHIRT, who lives near Hart’s Mills, charged with taking a young lady–Hettie CONKLIN–away from her home for the purpose of prostitution. The particulars are as follows: It seems that Miss […]

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 […]

Photo of Samuel Alvin McWhirt

This photo is courtesy of Michelle Koscheski, who descends down Addie McKenney McWhirt’s line. The individual is Samuel Alvin McWhirt, husband of Addie McKenney McWhirt. Son of Cornelius Sullivan McWhirt and mary L. O’Brine, Samuel was born 1859 Dec 9 in Fulton County, Illinois, and died in Pawhuska, Osage, Oklahoma. He and Addie McKenney were […]

Addie McKenney McWhirt with Daughters, circa 1910s

This photo is courtesy of Michelle Koscheski, who descends down Addie McKenney McWhirt’s line. Michelle identified the individuals as Starlie Isabella McWhirt, and her aunts Jane McWhirt Bogle and Mary McWhirt Custer. Starlie was born in July 14 1923 to Harry B. McWhirt and Ruth Cowan (Harry was a son of Addie) and married John […]

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 […]

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 […]

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