James Roy McKenna

28 May 1887–12 September 1979 (Age 92)
Illinois, United States

The Life of James Roy

When James Roy McKenna was born on 28 May 1887, in Illinois, United States, his father, John McKenna, was 45 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Trulock, was 23. He married Kathryn Josephine Ryan on 22 January 1913, in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Montmorency Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 12 September 1979, in Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Roy McKenna
Kathryn Josephine Ryan
Marriage: 22 January 1913
Mary C McKenna
Katherine Rita McKenna
Eileen Marie McKenna
Paul Edward Mckenna
Robert McKenna
Donald E Mckenna

Spouse and Children

22 January 1913
Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States


    Mary C McKenna



    Eileen Marie McKenna


    Paul Edward Mckenna


    Robert McKenna


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 5

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 25

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of Cionaodh’ ( see McKinney 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James R Mc Kenna, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Mckenna, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James R Mckenna in household of John Mckenna, "United States Census, 1910"

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