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George W. McKenney
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Birth: 1829
Derry
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1912
Derry
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

George was the son of Abraham McKenney and Betsey Radcliffe.

He was first married to Elizabeth Bly and they were the parents of: William G., John A. and Ida M. (source: Derry News)

He then became the husband of Melinda A. Whittemore and they were the parents of: Clara Bell, Julia F., and Herbert G.

Father of William G., Herbert Gilman McKenney, Ida M. McKenney and Julia F. McKenney Chase.

At the age of 30 he enlisted on 17 Oct 1861 as a Private. He served in Co. F. 8th Regt. N.H. Vol. and was mustered out on 18 Jan 1865 from the 8th New Hampshire Infantry. His name is on the Derry Civil War Monument.
He was a member of the Wesley B. Knight post, Grand Army of the Republic and at one time was their Commander.
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Derry News April 19, 1912

An Aged Veteran

George W. McKenney was a Member of W. B Knight Post G.A.R.

George W. McKenney who was referred to in these columns last week as being very ill with bronchitis passed away at his old homestead Tuesday evening shortly after 10 o'clock. The aged man had been remarkably well and active till he was taken with the severe cold, and bronchitiss and pneumonia symptoms developing, his strength was quickly reduced and he passed away quietly.

Mr. McKenney was a man well known and most highly respected by his friends and townsmen. He was honest, industrious and upright in his life. He always advocated and maintained the cause of right and honor and will be remembered by all who ever knew him as a man whose example it was safe to imitate.

He was born in this town in the original house that stood on the site of the present homestead. He was 82 years old last August and on that anniversary of his birthday he celebrated by walking from his old home over the public highway to the city of Lawrence, Mass., where he often visited when a boy and a young man. He took much delight in often telling of his early days when he used to drive an ox-team from Haverhill, Mass, to Lawrence, in these long ago days when that city was a small town. Then the only buildings to be seen where the big city now stands were small houses. He remembered when the dam was built and had watched the progress of the building operations from year to year.

At the first call for volunteers by President Lincoln, Mr. McKenney enlisted and served three years and three months in Company F., Eighth regiment of New Hampshire volunteers. He was for many years a member of Wesley H. Knight post G.A.R. and had held offices of responsibility and trust in the organization. He had enjoyed good health during the cold winter and was seen about the village nearly every day.

A wife of his second marriage, two sons and three daughters survive. William McKenney of Gardner, Me., and Mrs. Charles Parker of this town, by his first wife; and Herbert, Mrs. B.G. Mcoy and Mrs. Dana Chase, by the last union. One brother Frank McKenney of Detroit, Mich., and one sister Mrs. Augusta A. Wheeler of this town and several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held at St. Luke's Methodist church on Daturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The G.A.R. and the Sons of Veteran will attend in their respective bodies and will do escort duty.

Note: Top 2 photos shows 2 different 4 generations:
Photo 1: Mrs. Lizzie F. Parshley , George W. McKenney, Mrs. Ida M. Parker and Master Donald Parshley.

Photo 2: Mrs. Florence M. Gray, George W McKenney, Mrs. Ida M Parker and Master William C. Gray.

According to cemetery records there are two others buried in this lot who are not listed on the stone. They are:
James P. Chase ae 21 died 1987 and John L. Latsiou ae 63 died 1968.
Also Julie F.'s surname on cemetery records is listed as Bartley ae 94 dod 1963
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Melinda A. Whittemore McKenney (1836 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  William George McKenney (1855 - 1916)*
  John A. McKenney (1858 - 1910)*
  Clara McKenney McCoy (1866 - 1951)*
  Julia F. McKenney Chase (1868 - 1963)*
  Herbert Gilman McKenney (1874 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
East Derry
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Plot: Thornton Ave, Plot 31, Grave 1
 
Created by: D. J. Goldman
Record added: May 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27161706
George W. McKenney
Added by: D. J. Goldman
 
George W. McKenney
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George W. McKenney
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To Great-Great Grandfather:Glad I found you and thanks to all the people who put this info up!Linda
- Linda Lee Buxton
 Added: Mar. 8, 2012

- Robert Mitchell
 Added: Jun. 8, 2008

- Jen Snoots
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