Joseph McKannaAge: 57 years18591916

Joseph McKanna
Given names
Birth April 4, 1859 21 18
Death of a paternal grandfatherRobert McKanna
after 1860 (Age 8 months)
Birth of a brotherWilliam McKanna
March 6, 1864 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherElihu H. McKanna
January 18, 1867 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterOdelphia McKanna
about 1871 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterMary McKanna
June 2, 1876 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Jane McKanna
June 2, 1876 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherAlbert McKanna
April 17, 1881 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a brotherOliver Amos McKanna
April 17, 1881 (Age 22 years)
MarriageRuth K. View this family
about 1882 (Age 22 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherMary A. Carnes
February 12, 1882 (Age 22 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Lind Bogan
October 15, 1887 (Age 28 years)

Commisioner for 3 years
November 14, 1901 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherEphelia Margaret Bogan
September 1, 1905 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a parentAmos McKannaNancy Jane CooleyView this family
October 20, 1906 (Age 47 years)
Death of a fatherAmos McKanna
October 30, 1915 (Age 56 years)
Death October 23, 1916 (Age 57 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 24, 1858Crawford Co, OH
9 months
5 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
younger brother
Father’s family with Nancy Jane Cooley - View this family
Marriage: October 20, 1906Emporia, KS
Family with Ruth K. - View this family
Marriage: about 1882

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Joseph S. McKanna, Paulding county's Commissioner elect and one of her substantial farmer-citizens, was born in Crawford county, Ohio, April 4th, 1858. He is the son of Amos C. and Margaret (Rogan) McKanna. The former was born in Wyandotte county, Ohio, and followed for years railroad engineering, running trains, over many roads of the west. He was one of the skilled men of his profession and possesses a vast fund of information in regard to our country, much of which was gathered from experience and observation. He has retired from the road and resides in Kansas. He was a soldier in the Civil war. The latter was born in Marion county, Ohio, and is also living in Kansas. Upon reaching man's estate the subject of this sketch went to Kansas and entered land within the railroad limits living there for five years when he returned to Ohio and on October 3rd, 1882, was united in marriage with Miss Kegia R. Akerman, who was born in Allen county, Ohio, November 22, 1858. She is the daughter of William and Kezia (Carroll) Akerman. The former was born near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 17, 1810, and followed the profession of farming and died in Allen county, Ohio, October 8, 1878. He 'was one of the foremost citizens of Allen county, being county commissioner twelve years, and held the township offices for years. The latter was born in Washington county, Ohio, May 17, 1814, and died in Allen county, Ohio, Febru- ary 27, 1887. They were a family of good standing in their county and were well and favorably known, some of whom have moved to this county, becoming of our best citizens. To Mr. Joseph S. McKanna and wife were born Maud F., Lois F., Clyde C., Henry A., James W., Grace E., Ruth M., Neva M., Ralph J., and Robert R. Two years after his marriage the subject of this sketch moved from Kansas to Paulding county, Ohio. He had previously visited the county and has liked it ever since. He first settled one mile east of his present home which is one mile north and two west of the enterprising and flourishing town of Grover Hill. His present home consists of one hundred and twenty acres of rich black loam which he has labored hard to raise to its present state of improvement. He and family are always busily engaged in honest toil. He and family are valued members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Latty Center, of which he is trustee. Mr. McKanna is a Republican in politics and is one of the strong men of his party. He has held the offices of school director, road supervisor, and township trustee six years and is the county commissioner-elect. His popularity at home where best known is shown by the vote of his township when he was elected commissioner. The east precinct gave him a majority of one hundred and four and the west thirty-eight.. In his office fife as township trustee he was especially fortunate in his efforts to save the townships funds and yet secure needed improvements. He is a careful official, exercising the same judgment in public as in private life. He is a member of the K. of P. lodge at Grover Hill, Ohio. Mr. McKanna deserves great credit. He has raised a large family, giving them all the advantages of school and comforts of life and at the same time built up a splendid home. Those who know him best respect him most.