The Cheney Family of North English

Notes from Dawn:  My Great grandmother Genira Gladys Cheney married Josiah "Frank" Franklin Wilkins. Genira was born in North English, Iowa and he was born in Keswick, Keokuk Co., Iowa but they made there home for a while in Millersburg before moving to Marshall Co. She is the daughter of Amos Cheney and Miriam McKinley who are buried in Millersburg. Miriam McKinley is the daughter of Dennis Drake McKinley and Hannah Jane Sivard. more...

Amos Cheney is the son of Amasa F Cheney and Hannah Hadley also buried in Millersburg. The history of the Cheney's, Sivards and McKinley's is well documented in the history of Iowa Co.

Rosetta Cheney married Otto Earl Lockridge (see photo of him in a band uniform) Rosetta Cheney is the youngest daughter of Amos Cheney and Miriam McKinley. She was born 03 Mar 1882 North English, Iowa and died at the age of 21, 18 Aug 1903. (Unsure of where she is buried) Leaving behind her husband and small son Otto Lockridge (see photo). The Lockridge's were from the North English area.

Owen Monroe cheney was also the son of Amos and Miriam Cheney. He was born 26 Oct 1869 North English and died 1872 North English and is buried there but have not been able to find his grave.

Ruth and Ivor Cheney are the children of Arthur Amos Cheney (s/o Amos and Miriam Cheney) and Edith Viola Lockridge who also lived in North English area.

Surnames: Cheney, Wilkins, McKinley, Sivard, Hadley, Wilkinson, Lockridge, Tight

Keywords: obituary, funeral notice

Contributed by: Dawn Nelson
Photographers: Family members, Specht, Mahannah
Dates: ? to 1967
Repository: The photo collection of Dawn Nelson
Published: Iowa County IAGenWeb, 07 Jun 2009

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Names found in these photos:
Cheney, Ruth; Cheney, Ivor; Cheney, Arthur; Cheney, Owen Monroe; Cheney, Rosetta' Lockridge, Otto; Cheney, Miriam; Wilkins, Genira Gladys (Cheney); Tight, Ida; Wilkinson, Ressie; Wilkins, Ernest; Wilkins, Ivo; Wilkins, Cecil