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William Henry Kinney

  • Birth 22 Nov 1849 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 6 Jul 1895 Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 69410142

Married: 3 Jan 1866 Cook County, Illinois

Children: 1) Pamelia E. Kinney, b. Abt 1867, Wilmette, Cook, Illinois, d. UNKNOWN.

2) Charlie Kinney, b. 15 Oct 1869, Wilmette, Cook, Illinois, d. 20 Feb 1870, Wilmette, Cook, Illinois.

3) Maud Kinney, b. 3 Nov 1871, Wilmette, Cook, Illinois, d. 3 Apr 1872, Wilmette, Cook, Illinois.
The North Shore News-Jul 1895 (This is just a small part of William's obit.)

William Henry Kinney was born in Chicago, Illinois, November 22, 1849, on the East side of Franklin Street, at what is now known as No. 43 Franklin Street. He died after four months illness of atropy of the liver, at his beautiful home in Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois, at 6:40 p.m. (sunset) on July 6, 1895......

....He married for his first wife Jane McDaniel, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alexander McDaniel, of Wilmette. After her decease some years since, he married Mrs. Maggie Chambers, of Batavia, a distant relative of his first wife, who was a faithful, loving and devoted wife, and still survives him. He also leaves surviving him his brother, Joel A. Kinney,also a member of Thomas Post of the Grand Army, who was formerly of the Chircago Fire department and who has lived with him at Wilmette for some years past; also a sister, Mrs. Aurelia K. Stout, who is now living in Sharp County, Ark.

On the beautiful afternoon of July 9, 1895 his remains were taken from his home, followed by sorrowing relatives and friends to the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wilmette. After the services were over at the church the remains were taken to Rosehill Cemetery and buried in his home lot by the side of those of his first wife.
MEDICAL RECORD during Civil War:
"William H. Kinney, Co. C, Reg't 89 Ill. Inf., was enrolled Aug. 7, 1862 and mustered out June 10, 1865 on Ind. muster out roll.
From enrollment to mustering out he held the rank of Pvt., Corp., Sergt., 1st Lt. (mustered in as 1st Lt. to date Oct. 27, 1864. Recognized as 1 Lt. from Mar. 18/64 under act of June 3, 1889, and during that period the rolls show him present except as follows:
June 30/64 wounded
June 27/64 "
Aug. 31'64 wounded
June 17/64 "
The medical records show him treated as William H. Kinney, Sergt., Co. C, 89 Ills in No. 2 General Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn., June 26 & 27 '64 GS [gunshot] would left groin & penis;
as W.H.Kinney etc in No. 3 (new) General Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., June 28 to July 15 '64, gunshot wound left hip, wounded at Big Shanty, Ga., June 17 '64;
as William H. Kinney, etc., in City General Hospital, Chicago, Ills., Aug. 15, '64 to Sept 12 '64, gunshot wound through left groin. wounded at Marietta, Ga., June 17, '64, returned to duty.
Readmitted to No. 3 (new) G.H. Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 16 '64 & transferred Sept. 29, '64 in Jefferson G.H., Jeffersonville, Ind., Sept. 30 to Oct. 14, '64, convalescent. returned to duty.

◦Kinney was a Wilmette grocer who also presided as the second Postmaster of the Village. He was recommended to the post by his predecessor and father in law, Alexander McDaniel, the same year Alexander traveled to Colorado on behalf of his son George.

Kinney remarried after Jane's death to Margaret McDaniels of Batavia, Kane, Illinois.(taken from the Alexander McDaniel Family History by Judy McDaniel)

Family Members

Gravesite Details ***A Very Special "Thanks! goes to Ms. Leanne Moringlanes and all of her hard work on the Huntoon Family Page.***





  • Created by: Michael Harrington
  • Added: 6 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69410142
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Kinney (22 Nov 1849–6 Jul 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69410142, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Michael Harrington (contributor 46760007) .