Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ah, 3am posts... They're becoming a bad habit.

Topic: Posting practices, McKenna information, The closing of the Rocky Mountain Times... and so on and so forth...
Family Name Associations: McKenna
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Mood: Doing good ;)
Music: Colbie Caillat - Fallin' for You

Lots of records adds tonight... Mostly in the McKenna tree. I'm so far behind in gravestone adds I've stopped, and therefore Jules is behind... But since she's slammed at work as well as in research, she is probably glad I'm not sending more her way.

My personal favourite for tonight's adds was the obituary for Thomas Edward McKenna out of the New York Times, published 12 March 1906. And I quote:

THOMAS E. McKENNA, managing editor of The Rocky Mountain News and of The Denver Times, died on Saturday night at a Denver (Col.) hospital of heart disease, age 45. He was born in Montreal, Canada, and for four years was secretary and manager of the Shamrock lacrosse team, which held the championship of Canada and England. Mr. McKenna had been connected with The News for seventeen years, and managing editor of the paper for the last ten years.

I remember in the news when the Rocky Mountain News shut down, how I watched the clip in complete ignorance as to the future impact it would have on my life. If I'd been 10 years earlier in the progress we've made with this research, we would have known, there would have been someone to ask... And now, of course we just wish we could have been so ahead of our time!

I'm going to push to give Mr. Boylan a call tomorrow... And we found a connection through the O'Neill side on FindAGrave tonight we're going to drop a line to, Caldwell side... Didn't even realize we had a Caldwell side until this week!
Kev's not having any luck dating the two boys with the guns in that old photo. He'd thought maybe it was older than we had originally thought, maybe some sort of Civil War, Union pose... The rifles are (possibly fake) flint locks... In my uneducated way, I get they're really old guns! Anyways, he's going to plug away at it and see if we can't place those two boys.

Oh and I made some updates to the Shamrock team page, now that we know who's who... I have another photo of James Henry (Jim) McKenna I'll upload before I pretend to sleep tonight.
I think that covers everything we're sort of going at... Oh, I have a fun blog coming in the morning... We had a great dinner with the Cox family the other night and there's some cool stuff from that - I have to get some help from Jake to post it all.

Okay, so that's that. :) Updated!

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