Yuma County, Colorado
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Frank McKinney, Ella McKinney, Pleasant Valley
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James A. McKinney was born in Bucks Co., PA near Philadelphia, PA, July 3, 1845. He married Mary A. Frazier, born January 13, 1851 in Bedford Co., PA. Three (3) children were born to this union: Ella, Anna and William.
1.Ella McKinney, born March 25, 1869 at Bedford Co., PA. In 1904 she married Francis "Frank" Phillips at Idaho Springs, CO. They had one daughter, Mary Phillips, born 1905.
(1901 Mining Journal "High-grade ore has been struck in the Ella McKinney property")
(July 1902 Leadville, Colorado "Miss Ella McKinney of Cripple Creek is visiting with Leadville friends. ") 1909 Mining Investor The Ella McKinney vein was cut in the Burns-moore tunnel lasat week. A fine body of ore is disclosed and the entire vein for six feet in width is heavily charged with mineral. .. The Ella McKinney company has been financing the driving of the tunnel through the territory controlled by it..")
Frank Phillips was a miner. He owned several gold mines at Idaho Springs. He died at age 65 in 1935. Ella moved to Fort Collins, CO where she died on January 7, 1943 at age 73. Frank and Ella Phillips are buried at Idaho Springs, CO. January 8, 1943 Fort Collins.
Francis Phillips proved up a two-acre mining claim in 1913 in Clear Creek County.
(It's possible that he's the Francis Phillips who proved up two quarters near Yuma in 1918, but he doesn't appear in newspapers after that..._
Witnesses were Frank W. Ryan, William T. Wilson Henry Thompson, and ..Strong, all of Yuma.
Ella and Francis Phillips married May 26, 1904, recorded in Clear Creek County.
In 1910 Clear Creek County, Francis is 39, born in Colorado, second marriage, Ella 41 second marriage. She's had three kids, one living. Mary F. 4 was born in Colorado.
In 1920 Clear Creek County, Francis is 48, Ella M. 49, with Mary Francis 14.
Mary Phillips married Ruben E. Webster January 1, 1929, recorded in Larimer County.
Francis and Ella are alone in 1930 Idaho Springs, and she's a music teacher.
2.Anna McKinney was born on August 5, 1870 at Geisetown, PA. She died on March 24, 1872 in Wheeling, WV.
3.William E. McKinney was born on July 5, 1873 in Wheeling, WV.
William and Mary (McKinney) Statler left PA and moved near the Wheeling, WV area and Mary's brother.
James A. McKinney followed his family and also moved to the Wheeling, WV area in early 1872. James McKinney's wife, Mary, along with children, Ella and William, left WV and moved to Denver, CO in 1890.
Mary A. McKinney, age 44, died in Denver, CO in 1895 from heart disease. James moved to Idaho Springs, Colorado to live near his daughter, Ella and Frank Phillips.
James A. McKinney died August 9, 1923. James and Mary McKinney are buried in Denver, CO.
William E. McKinney was born July 5, 1873 in Wheeling, WV. William, with sister Ella and parents, moved to Denver, CO in 1890. William married Ella S. Litch on June 8, 1898 at Brush, CO. Ella Litch was born on September 2, 1878 near Merino, CO. To this union one child was born: Helen.
( He's not the William McKinney who cash-claimed a quarter in 33, 6N 46W - Phillips County, but only a few miles from Ella and Frank's claims. William proved up a quarter in 24, N 44W in 1898 - this would be closer to Holyoke, Phillips County. This William was born in Michigan, and went to Nebraska after his Phiilips County stay)
Helen McKinney was born in Brush, CO on January 30, 1900. She married Clyde Gannon in 1918. They had 5 children - son, Wayne, born 1924 (my father).
William and Ella McKinney lived many years at Brush and Fort Collins, CO. William McKinney died on June 10, 1952. Ella McKinney died on December 10, 1957. Both are buried at Fort Collins, CO.
In 1902 the Morgan County Teachers Association met at Brush, including a music duet by Mrs. C.B. Simpson and Mrs. Ella McKinney of Brush.
In 1910 Brush, Colorado, William is proprietor of a moving picture show, 36, with Ella 31, Colorado. Helen is 10, born in Colorado.
In 1920 Kimball, Nebraska, William is a painter, and he and Ella are alone.
In 1940 Fort Collins, William 66 and Ella S. 61, Colorado have three Gannon grandsons - Wayne 14, Ronald 13, and Herbert 6 all born in Colorado.
William 1873-1952 # 98856136, Ella S. 1878-1957 # 98856142.
James E. Litch and Ada G. Litch divorced in Weld County in 1884, and she married Charles B. Simpson in 1886 inDenver.
Ella's father James E. Litch - Co F. 2nd Kentucky Infantry, 1842-1918 is buried in Hot Springs, South Dakota # 3320524.
Her mother Ada married Charles Simpson in 1886 - she's in Brush in 1900, 41,.
In 1930 Larimer County, Clyde Gannon is 37, working at a sugar beet factory, married 8 years to Helen. They have Wayne L. 5 and Al M. 3. Opal Gannon 85 born in Colorado? is with them, as is Jean D. Gannon 28 born in England? My grandmother, Helen (McKinney) Gannon died at age 34 in Fort Collins, CO from scarlet fever. My father, Wayne was raised in Fort Collins, CO by his grandparents, William and Ella McKinney.
She's buried in Fort Collins 1900-1934 # 81097052, with child Syirley Gannon 1931-1934 - Clyde is buried in Fort Logan 1891-1957.
1902 Colorado Springs "When in doubt as to your condition of health, consult Dr. Francis Phillips of Colorado Springs. It costs you nothing for consultation, either personally or by letter. Dr. Phillips treats as a specialty consumption, asthma, catarrh and chronic diseases of men, women and children, and is in possession of a knowledge of this specialty work that makes his services in demand. His special Inhalation treatment for diseases of the lungs, nose and throat cures when all other methods fail. One treatment relieves Immediately and a course will permanently cure. People are fast learning the results of his special treatment. What he is doing for others he can do for you. Call and talk over your condition. It costs you nothing to know your condition, as examination is free. Why remain in doubt? Office 24 North Tejon St."
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