Viola McKenney Kingston
Henry Kingston, 91, former Oconto County resident passed away Tuesday
afternoon at Mercy Hospital, Oshkosh. The former Viola McKenney was
born Jan. 18, 1878, in Oconto, and grew up on a farm in the town of
Maple Valley. She married Henry Kingston, Mar. 10, 1898 and from then
until September of 1920, they resided at Mountain, where Mr. Kingston
became a well known logger.
1920 the couple moved to Marinette where they lived until 1940. They
then moved to Stambaugh, Mich. where Mr. Kingston established a saw
mill. Mr. Kingston preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1945. She lived at
Stambaugh until January of 1968. She was a charter member of the
Christian Church at Hickory and was very instrumental in the
establishment of the Christian Church, Mountain.
are one daughter, Mrs. Eysten (Olive) Andersen, Miami Lakes, Fla.; one
son, Lyle, Green Bay; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Polzin; Addell McKenney,
both of Oshkosh; one brother, William, Waukesha; six grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren. One son, Russell, died Nov. 4, 1968, at Key Largo,
Soulek Funeral Home, Suring, after 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services
Friday at Christian Church, Hickory. Burial will be in Hickory
Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
to John Green, January 12, 2014 : In
searching for my ancestors in Oconto County I
found this page http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wioconto/Obits/vmkingston.htm ,
which is your posting of my great grandmother's obituary. I can add
that the date of her death was June 24, 1969.
Her parents were William Colbrook McKenney (B. 1848, Fair Haven, Deer
Isle, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 1921) and Emily Cooley (b. 1852, d.
Best regards, Chris Wacker - South Africa.)
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