Lewiston, Maine, USA
1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876
1880 - Lewiston, Maine
name: James J. Mckenna Jr
residence: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Son
father's name: James J. Mckenna
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's name: Anna Mckenna
1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.
www.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884
1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.
www.wikipedia.org - August 10, 1884
1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.
www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884
1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).
www.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886
1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
historyorb.com - May 8, 1886
1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.
www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1887
1890 - Yosemite National Park created
1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended
www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890
1891 - Don't Look
A Lewiston, Maine policeman has had two hotel keepers arrested on a charge of offering him $200 a month not to see anything. The logical inference from this is that the Lewiston policemen come high.
The Wilmington Morning Star - Wilmington, North Carolina - September 1, 1891
1892 - Justice?
James Reiker, who hasn't got a red, has been in jail nearly four years in Lewiston, Maine, for a debt of $117.15, which he couldn't pay. But he has the satisfaction of knowing that under the law of...Read MORE...
1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States
March 4, 1893
1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...
1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike
1900 - Lewiston, Maine
name: James J Mckenna
titles & terms: Jr
residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Nov 1875
relationship to head of household: Son
spouse's titles & terms:
father: James J Mckenna
father's titles & terms:
1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.
www.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901
1903 - Sheriff Cummings has ordered the U-No beer joints with lunch rooms combined to sell nothing between the hours of twelve Saturday night and twelve Sunday night, save food, coffee or tea.
The proprietors of these places are not allowed to sell a bottle of ginger ale or a glass of Moxie on the Sabbath. They feel that this is a bit severe, but still are inclined to say nothing.
The Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - Monday morning, March 23, 1903
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...
1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...
1904 - Passenger Train Wrecked
Lewiston, Maine, Sept. 27. - Three are dead, nine others seriously injured and some twenty more persons cut and bruised as the result of the wrecking of passenger train No. 24 on the Maine Central...Read MORE...
James McKenna, Jr., was bound over to the Supreme Court under $200 for larceny of goods amounting to $55 from his brother. The articles have been recovered from a pawn shop.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, July 28, 1904
James McKenna, Jr., indicted for larceny.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, September 26,...Read MORE...
1905 - A Lewiston man is breaking his frisky young colt by a novel method.
He mounts his bicycle and leads his colt up and down the street as fast or as slow as he desires.
Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - May 21, 1905
1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
www.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906
1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.
www.wikipedia.org - September 27, 1908
1909 - Prisoner Escaped.
During the breakfast hour at the Lewiston police station, Monday, J. J. McKenney, jr., told Officer Tuttle that he wanted to telephone friends to get him out. Mr. Tuttle, who is always obliging, took ...Read MORE...
1909 Intoxication Arrests / Prison Escape
James J. McKenna, Jr. was sentenced to 60 days in jail for second offence while Jerimiah Collins, Edgar Phinney and Louis Roy were given the usual fine of $5 and costs for intoxication. James McLellan and Sumner Erskine were fined $5 and costs for the larceny of a roll of copper wire.
1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States
When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term.
www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
Indicted for larceny.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, January 21, 1910
The Lewiston Daily Sun, January 29, 1910, Page 12
Sentenced to one year in jail.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, February 2, 1910
Added: 11/6/2012 9:36:14 PM - Beckie Updated: 11/6/2012 10:20:05 PM - Beckie
1911 - May 22 - The temperature at Lewiston ME soared to 101 degrees. It was the hottest temperature ever recorded in New England during the month of May.
Mount Hope Cemetery
Lewiston, Maine, USA
Name: James J McKenna
Birth Date: abt 1878
Death Date: 4 May 1912
Death Place: Lewiston
Registration Place: Lewiston, Androscoggin
Father: James J
Ancestry.com. Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations,...Read MORE...
last residence 387 Main St., Lewiston - living with his parents
Section Bext, Lot not listed (possibly lot 13?)