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 […]

Martha Catherine Sparks

Martha Catherine Sparks, daughter of James E. and Carrie E. (Cary Ann) Burch Sparks, was born 1859 Oct in Indiana. Her birth family being covered in another post, this one will be concerned with her life after her marriages. On 1878 June 24, at Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, Martha married Philemon Thomas. They would have 7 […]

Amanda “Mandy” Emelia McCormick

Amanda “Mandy” Emelia McCormick, twin to Weltha, was born 1884 Dec 13 in Kansas to Samuel McCormick and Mary Elizabeth Sparks. I’ve covered her family history in another post and will pick up here with her marriages. Mandy’s first marriage was to Elmer T. Conner, 1899 Dec 24 in , Chautauqua County, Kansas. MARRIAGE AFFIDAVIT: […]

Mary Elizabeth Sparks

Photoshopped to try to make the photocopy look more like a photo. Mary Elizabeth Sparks McCormick Tripp Image courtesy Francis Partch I’m going to cover a lot of ground here with these families, and it gets a bit complex. Mary Elizabeth Sparks and First Husband Samuel McCormick Mary Elizabeth Sparks was born 1857 June 13 […]

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 […]

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 […]

James Albert McKenney Family Photo, circa 1922

Photoshopped Original scan. Image courtesy of descendents of Mabel Clair (McKenney) Tripp. Family of James Albert McKenney and Vera Crockett. Right to left: Lela, James, Lloyd (in rear), Vera, and Thelma. Making a guess that this was circa 1922 when Lloyd was about 13, Thelma about 11 and Lela about 8. For more information on […]

Vera and Dorothy “Dot” Crockett

Undated photo. Vera Crockett (1886-1933) is direct line, married to James Albert McKenney. That family is covered elsewhere on this blog. Dorothy Sadie Crockett was born 1892 Oct 7 in Chautauqua County, Kansas and would die 1980 July 24 in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas. She was married on 1910 Dec 21 to John Allen Fleming. He […]

James E. Sparks and Carrie E. (Cary Ann) Burch

Photo of James Sparks and Carrie Burch Sparks courtesy of Francis Partch Location would be Chautauqua Co., Kansas. I’m going to give a tentative date of 1902, around the time of their 50th wedding anniversary. James E. Sparks was born about 1832 in Indiana and died 1927 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He married 1852 March […]

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