Viola McKenney Kingston

contributor: John Green

Newspaper unknown
June 1969

Mrs. Henry Kingston


Viola McKenney
1897
Mrs. 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.

In 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.

Survivors 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, Fla.

At 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.

( Note 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. 1922).
Best regards,
Chris Wacker - South Africa.)  


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