1870 "Fordie": Wilford Kinney CDV Photo, Aurora, Kane County Illinois
On reverse: "Fordie Kinney, 2 years & 3 months" is handwritten in old dip pen ink. Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: Yager, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. (known to be photographer M.H. Yager or Mark H. Yager, Mark Henry Yager 1849-1908, born in Manchester, Ontario County, New York. He married Laura Alice Blakely 1851–1922 and died aged 58 in Illinois. They are buried in the West Aurora Cemetery in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Wilford Kinney 1869-1942, died age 73 in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, and buried in the West Aurora Cemetery with his family. His parents were John W. Kinney 1838-1913, died age 75, also known as J.W. Kenney who was a Captain in the 81st NY Infantry during the Civil war. He was born in Nelson, Madison, New York, to Charles Babcock Kinney 1801–1877 and Sophia B Knox Kinney 1806–1883 in Nelson, near to where this photo was found. His mother was Elizabeth Delphine Towle Kinney 1846-1829, died age 82. She was born in Oswego, Kendall County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Decolia Towle and Emeline Walder Towle, born in Antwerp, NY.
Their children were:
1. Sherman T Kinney or Sherman Kinney 1867–1907
2. Wilford Kinney 1869–1942, this photo, married Jennie Louise Blakeslee 1869-1937, daughter of Edward Newton Blakeslee 1844–1908 and Elizabeth Hackney Blakeslee 1846–1910 of Northford, New Haven, Connecticut. They were married in Kane County IL. (Blakesley, Blakeley)
3. H. Knox Kinney 1872–1902, may be Henry Knox Kinney, known in records as Knox Kinney. he was a lawyer and is known to have lived in Maricopa County, Arizona around 1900. he is buried in Kane County IL with family.
4. Charles Towle Kinney born 1873, married Harriet Lucile Jones born 1876.
5. Llewellyn Towle Kinney 1879–1951
6. John Walter Kinney Jr 1886–1889
This beautiful photo was found in Hamilton, Madison County, New York in 2003. This is the area Wilford's father John Kinney is from, and was most likely sent to his NYS grandparents back home as a young baby. This Kinney family is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family. A beautiful image of a stunning Kinney baby boy.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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