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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

James Albert McKenney and Vera Crockett

Photoshopped version. This would be their wedding photo from 1904. Vera’s in a lovely dress. Original version courtesy of Mabel Tripp family. James Albert McKenney, son of George Washington McKenney Jr. and Belle Sparks, was born 1884 March 22 in Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas and died 1971 May 30 in the same. On 1904 Oct 23 […]

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 […]

Photo of James Albert McKenney and Family

Lela, Ada, James Albert McKeney, Thelma Photo of James Albert McKenney b. 1884, daughters Lela b. 1914 and Thelma b. 1911, 2nd wife Ada Brunger Sanborn McKenney . 1891. The photo was likely taken in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas. The date is unknown but I would speculate it was taken some time in the mid […]

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 […]