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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Family Time Line

James Roy McKenna
1887–1979
Kathryn Josephine Ryan
1893–1978
Marriage: 22 January 1913
Mary C McKenna
1914–2006
Katherine Rita McKenna
1915–2002
Margaret LaVerne McKenna
1915–1989
Eileen Marie McKenna
1918–2012
Leo Joseph McKenna SJ
1919–1995
Paul Edward Mckenna
1920–1920
John Lourde McKenna
1921–1999
Robert McKenna
1924–1997
Donald E Mckenna
1928–2011
Dorothy Chamberlain
1931–2016
Dale McKenna
1932–2007
Dean McKenna
1932–2011

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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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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