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Grave has been located flag male ancestor  James J  MCKENNA

  (b. November 1875 Lewiston, Maine, USA   d. 4 May 1912 Lewiston, Maine, USA )  
Age: 34
Cause of Death: pulmonary TB

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MCKENNA Genealogy

James J MCKENNA was born November 1875 in Lewiston, Maine, USA. James J MCKENNA was the child of James J MCKENNA   and   Annie SKERRY

James J MCKENNA died 4 May 1912 in Lewiston, Maine, USA.

Occupation: carpenter

Never married

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November 1875
Lewiston, Maine, USA

1880 - Lewiston, Maine

name: James J. Mckenna Jr
residence: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
birthdate: 1876
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Son
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name: James J. Mckenna
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's name: Anna Mckenna
mother's birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial status: Single
age...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

USA 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.

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

USA 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

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

USA 1894 - Pullman strike

World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.

USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.

1900 - Lewiston, Maine

name: James J Mckenna
titles & terms: Jr
residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Nov 1875
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Son
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace:
father: James J Mckenna
father's titles & terms:
father's birthplace: Massachusetts
mother: Annie Mckenna
mother's titles & terms:
mother's birthplace: Massachusetts
race or color...


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, 1904

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.

The Lewiston Daily Sun, Monday Morning, February 15, 1909

1909 Prisoner Escaped

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Indicted for larceny.

The Lewiston Daily Sun, January 21, 1910

Full Story
The Lewiston Daily Sun, January 29, 1910, Page 12

Sentenced to one year in jail.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, February 2, 1910

1912 Death

Name: James J McKenna
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Birth Date: abt 1878
Death Date: 4 May 1912
Death Place: Lewiston
Registration Place: Lewiston, Androscoggin
Father: James J
Mother: Anna Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Maine Death Records, 1617-1922. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives.

James is buried at: Mount Hope Cemetery

Lewiston, Maine, USA

last residence 387 Main St., Lewiston - living with his parents

Section Bext, Lot not listed (possibly lot 13?)

Added: 10/31/2011 1:22:24 PM - Updated: 6/30/2014 1:53:03 PM

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