Wild Geese

Poetry by Nellie Adelaide McKenney, 1902-1954, daughter of George Ellis (Bob) McKenney and Rachel Adeline Arnold. Nellie married John Haffner. WILD GEESE Bravely, In streaming lines they fly, Surely strong, and swift against the sky Where March her mist dimmed mantle flings, As they have flown ten thousand springs. Earth bound am I, I cannot […]

Nellie Mckenney Haffner

Grateful as I am to Allan for the image originally sent, I have worked with it some in photoshop. Nellie McKenney Haffner. Photo courtesy of Allan McKenney Nellie Adelaide McKenney was born December 24, 1902 in Pine County, MN, and died January 24, 1954 in San Francisco, CA. She married John George Haffner October 22, […]

Memoirs of Nona Strake, Part Three

A memoir by Nellie (Nona) Lenora Reynolds, daughter of Charity Alice McKenney. Continued from part two. Both the ocean and bay beaches were full of clams of different kinds. While we were living at the Big Stump place, Bart and I used to take our small homemade wagon to the beach and dig razor clams […]

Memoirs of Nona Strake

A memoir by Nellie (Nona) Lenora Reynolds, daughter of Charity Alice McKenney. Nellie was born 1877 April 22 in Minnetonka, Minnesota and died December 6, 1963 in Coos Bay, Oregon. Nellie first married (1) Oscar William Peterson abt. 1900 in Lincoln Co., Oregon. He was born about 1873 in Wisconsin. She married (2nd) Frederick William […]

Memoirs of Nona Strake, Part Two

A memoir by Nellie (Nona) Lenora Reynolds, daughter of Charity Alice McKenney. Continued from part one. Most of the Indians had been taken to the new reservation on the Siletz River long before we came. A good part of the old, old sand spit upon which Waldport was built was used by them for a […]

Ellis Arnold McKenna (McKenney)

Grateful as I am to Allan for the image originally sent, I have worked with it some in photoshop. Ellis Arnold McKenny, born 1905 March 19 in Montana or Minnesota, died 1963 Feb 21 in ,Yolo, California, was a son of George Ellis (Bob) McKenney (1877-1937) and Rachel Adeline Arnold (1883-1969). George Ellis’ parents were […]

John Eugene McKenney and Johanna Roth

Photo from 1926 in , Stearns, Minnesota. John Eugene McKenney, son of Robert Eugene McKenney and Mary Bartow, was b. 1853 May 7 at Council Bluffs, Pottawatommie, Iowa, and died 1929 Dec 29 at Stearns County, Minnesota. On 1884 Nov 22 at St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, he married Johanna “Anna” Roth b. 18865 Nov 3 […]

George Ellis McKenney and Rachel Arnold

Thank you to Allan McKenney for the original image. I took the liberty of touching it up. George Ellis (Bob) McKenney was born 1877 April 22 at Genoa, Olmsted, Minnesota and died 1937 Jan 10 at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, is buried at Center Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Minnesota. On 1901 Jul 20 at Oronoco, Olmsted, Minnesota […]

Nellie Strake on the McKenney Family

The below letter was written by Nellie (Nona) Lenora Reynolds, daughter of Charity Alice McKenney. She was born 1877 April 22 in Minnetonka, Minnesota and died December 6, 1963 in Coos Bay, Oregon. Nellie first married (1) Oscar William Peterson abt. 1900 in Lincoln Co., Oregon. He was born about 1873 in Wisconsin. She married […]

Mila Hayford, Samuel Bartow McKenney Jr. and Lenore Nellie Reynolds

Mila Hayford, S. B. McKenney and Nona L. Reynolds age 14 Original courtesy of Allan McKenney. I took the liberty of retouching a bit. Mila Hayford b. 1871, daughter of Gilbert Faxon Hayford and Rebecca Ella McKenney (1848-1872), Samuel Bartow McKenney Jr. (1879-1913), son of Samuel Bartow McKenney (1847-1881) and Antoinette Lagroue (1859-1880), and Lenore […]

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