James Roy McKenna

Brief Life History 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 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Montmorency Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Portland, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1950. 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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James Roy McKenna
Kathryn Josephine Ryan
Marriage: 22 January 1913
Mary C McKenna
Katherine Rita McKenna
Margaret LaVerne McKenna
Eileen Marie McKenna
Leo Joseph McKenna SJ
Paul Edward Mckenna
John Lourde McKenna
Robert McKenna
Donald E Mckenna
Dorothy Chamberlain
Dale McKenna
Dean McKenna

Sources (23)

  • Roy McKenna, "United States 1950 Census"
  • J Roy McKenna, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Roy Mckenna, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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1892 · The Chicago Canal

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Aidan, Caitlin, Eamon, Eamonn, Seamus, Siobhan, Aileen, Colum, Donal, John Patrick.

Irish and Scottish: variant of McKinney 1. McKenna (Gaelic Mac Cinaedha) was the surname of an Irish chieftain family in northwest Monaghan, barony of Trough.

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

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