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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kinnicks in Old Man's WW II Draft

Kinnicks in Old Man's Draft - US WWII Draft Reg Cards, 1942


On 27 Apr 1942 men who were born on or between 28 APr 1877 and 16 Feb 1897 not already in the military were required to register for a draft - not for military service, but to help the government get a grasp on the industrial manpower capacity of the country. {About half the states are available at this time}


Blaine Kinnick 26 Apr 1880 Bloomfield Fairfield, Connecticut White

Frank E Kinnick 10 Apr 1880 Franklin Hamilton, Indiana White

Fred Albert Kinnick 6 Nov 1880 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

William Johnson Kinnick 25 May 1880 Johnson Marion, Indiana White

Elmon Dempsy Kinnick 17 Aug 1881 Greenwood Franklin, Indiana White

Otis Beverley Kinnick 17 Aug 1881 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

Omer Robert Kinnick 29 Nov 1883 Johnson Marion, Indiana White

John Brazier Kinnick 2 Feb 1884 Dallas Mountainburg, Arkansas White

Carl Dempsy Kinnick 11 May 1886 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

George Donald Kinnick 12 Aug 1886 Bolivar Crawford, Arkansas White

Jabez Tilson Kinnick 12 Aug 1886 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

Roy Kinnick 14 Sep 1886 Johnson Marion, Indiana White

William Harvey Kinnick 26 Nov 1888 Johnson Marion, Indiana White

Oliver Kinnick 11 Jun 1889 Boone Hamilton, Indiana White

William Delbirt Kinnick 3 Oct 1889 Rocklane Lawrence, Indiana White

George Kinnick 6 May 1892 Eglo Fayette, Pennsylvania  

Joseph Thomas Kinnick 18 May 1893 Marion Marion, Indiana White

Frank J Kinnick 13 May 1895 Johnstown Harrison, West Virginia  

Benjamin F Kinnick 17 Feb 1896 Greenwood Marion, Indiana White

Everett D Kinnick 31 Mar 1896 Talala Fairfield, Connecticut White


Here is a sample of the Draft Card (from Ancestry.com) - Each will be posted in future posts:


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

KINNICK Early US Family History - Introduction

The following is from page 4, Introduction, KINNICK Early US Family History, the book pictured in red in the right sidebar. Click on the cover, at right, for more information.


This book is a work of love built over the past fifteen years or so. It is the first of a series on this family, my mother’s line, KINNICK. This book represents an overview of the family in the early years in the United States.

I use the notation “KG book” to refer to the 1953 book: “The Kinnick Family: A Genealogy History of the Kinnick Family of America; Descendants of John Kinnick and Ann Kinnick” by Mrs. Nettie Edna Kinnick Waggener (Mrs. Waggener). Her book was extremely informative relative to Part III of this book, and also somewhat useful as “family tradition” information for Part II. Part I information is based on new research since the KG book was published. Much research from census data and other sources, including visits to many counties in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas, among others, is included here to update the wonderful source information in the 1953 book. In the several years leading up 2003, the fiftieth anniversary of the 1953 book, I compiled the 2003 Kinnick Genealogy Book Online (can be found at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kinnick/), thanks to the many good folks mentioned here and in the acknowledgments page at the end of this book.

In addition to vital statistics, for three generations in each of the three Parts of the book, I have included notes relative to compiled information from others and my own research. These notes range from a simple: “Per KG book” to extensive notes including pension and probate record transcripts, extensive state and federal census notations, or newspaper articles of births, marriages and death/funerals. An example of this range can be seen in Part II, #36, Joseph Kinnick. Note 1 says the KG book has: “Joe Kinnick; no knowledge of his family.” By the time you read through Note 7, you have seen a fair review of key elements of his life, from census, family comments, and pension records, among other sources, including a newspaper death notice, followed by detailed listings of all eight of Joseph and Rachel’s children.

Much of the detail in Part II is thanks to research done by volunteers at the Bureau County Genealogy Society – in exchange for contributions to their operating funds. I refer often to this series of research reports. Thank you to several unknown as well as know contributors there and in other county offices and societies around the country.

All information recorded here should be treated as “family tradition” information. Therefore, you should do your own analysis to prepare a proof of relationships. Where I have reported relationships in this compilation, I feel the reporting is reasonable for me; however, your standard of proof may differ from mine. Pick the parts that interest you, and continue your own family history research. Solving the mysteries is really fun!

I’d love to hear from each of you that read this book. Comments, updates, corrections are welcomed via email at: billsmith2003@gmail.com 


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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Glenn Wayne KINNICK (1902-1989)

Glenn Wayne KINNICK (1902-1989)

I came across Glenn Wayne in searching the National Archives site, recently, for KINNICK men in the military service:

5 Kinnick Glenn Wayne (See details in my THE KINNICK PROJECT blog) -- [Date of Birth] 11/07/1902, [Service Number] 000168411, [Date of Enlistment] 10/11/1920
ARC Identifier 2416824 / Local Identifier MC22308001
Textual Records from the Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. U.S. Marine Corps. Personnel Management Division. (ca. 1947 - )
NARA's National Personnel Records Center (Archival Operations Branch), St. Louis, MO
File Unit from Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 - 9999

Glenn Wayne KINNICK in my Rootsweb database kinnickind

SSDI has Glenn W. Kinnick, b. 7 Nov 1902, d. 14 Feb 1989, issued IN, last res not speicified.

1910 Census:
Name: Glenn W Kinnick
Age in 1910: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Charles A
Father's Birth Place: Indiana
Mother's Name: Blanche E
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
Home in 1910: Perry, Marion, Indiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Charles A Kinnick 34
Blanche E Kinnick 32
Clarence R Kinnick 10
Glenn W Kinnick 7

1920 Census:
Name: Glenn Kinnick
Home in 1920: Perry, Marion, Indiana
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Charles
Father's Birth Place: Indiana
Mother's Name: Blanch
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Charles Kinnick 44
Blanch Kinnick 41
Royse Kinnick 20
Glenn Kinnick 17
Vera Kinnick 7

1930 Census:

Name: Glenn Kinnick
Home in 1930: Perry, Marion, Indiana
Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Esther
Race: White

Glenn Kinnick 27
Esther Kinnick 25
Lucile Kinnick 5
Jeannie Kinnick 1
Richard Kinnick 6/12

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Roland Olson Obituary

Copied from the Kinnick Family Descendants Ning Network site that is being discontinued by Ning:

Roland Olson - From Coon Rapids Enterprise Online:

July 31, 2008 · Funeral Service for Roland Olson of Exira was Tuesday, July 22 at the First Christian Church in Coon Rapids with Pastor Ben Ramirez officiating.
Casket Bearers were Jared Olson, Bryan Olson, Mike Carter, Melora Torp, Laura Lickfelt and Cathy Wilson.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Sam Cretsinger, Harvey Andersen, Arnold Andersen, Ed Kinnick, Henry Pedersen and Charles Headlee.
Interment was in the Orange Township Cemetery south of Coon Rapids.
Roland Chester Olson
Roland Chester, son of Peter William and Lela (Christensen) Olson, was born January 13, 1916, on a farm in Audubon County. Roland attended school rural school near his home and after completing his education worked with his father on the farm and, for a short time, worked as a painter.
On February 14, 1939, Roland was united in marriage with Dolores Cretsinger at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They made their home in Exira where Roland worked as a carpenter for Godwin’s. Two sons were born to this union.
In 1942, after Roger was born, they moved to Omaha, NE, where Roland worked at the Martin B-26 bomber plant until the end of the war. In 1945 Dwight was born and Roland worked as a street car driver in Omaha. In 1945 they bought a farm in Guthrie County near Coon Rapids. At that time the family became active members of the Mt. Zion EUB Church near Viola. When that church closed, Roland and Dolores became members of the First Christian Church in Coon Rapids where Roland later served as a deacon. After the death of his wife Dolores in 1971, Roland continued to farm until he retired in 1979. Then he stayed on the farm and took up woodworking, a lifelong interest.
On June 27, 1984, Roland was united in marriage with Mary Eileen Kinnick Smith whose husband had died in 1977. Roland and Eileen made their home on his farm south of Coon Rapids until they moved to their home in Coon Rapids. Eileen died in 1999. Roland continued to live at home until his health began to fail at which time he moved to Swan House in Carroll. In 2006, Roland relocated to Exira Care Center, Exira, where he died on Thursday evening, July 17 at the age of 92 years, 6 months and 4 days.
Preceding Roland in death are his parents; two wives; brother William Roscoe Olson and sister Marie Jones.
He is survived by his two sons Roger Olson and wife Judy of Gray and Dwight Olson and wife Donita of Reading, MI; five grandchildren: Jared Olson and wife Melissa; Bryan Olson and wife Donna; Melora Torp; Laura and husband Christopher Lickfelt and Cathy and husband Robert Wilson; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

12 Generations in America

The following was originally posted on the Kinnick Family Desendant Ning Network site - that site is being eliminated by Ning on June 30, 2010, so I am reposting it here on new The KINNICK Project!


Without getting too complicated, we can use the data/photos already on this site to take our Kinnick ancestors back to the founding days of America, the colonial period over a hundred years before the Revolutionary War. Right now, in Eileen Kinnick Smith's photo album, we have 9 generations of photos. Kaylee Rathsack is the youngest, her mother Arrion, her father Bill, the son of Eileen make the first 4 generations.
The photo of the three gentlemen in 1909 are three more generations back - that is 7 generations. The two very old lady photos are Susan and Mary, mother and grandmother of Walter - so that is 9 generations in photos - the Mary photo was about 1844, she was born in between 1770 and 1775.
Her father-in-law was William Kinnick, who served a three year term in the Maryland 6th Regiment in the Revolutionary War (Feb 1777-1780), discharged as Sergt. Major.
His maternal grandfather, Capt. Richard Brightwell, is the earliest immigrant of this line that we have identified. Maryland was founding in 1634; Richard arrived as an endentrued servant to Major Thomas Truman in 1666. He soon earned his free man status and became Captain of the Horse - mounted rangers patrolled the then western frontier of the Charles County, Maryland settlements [an area that now would include what became Washington, D.C.]. He died in 1696.
Finally, William Kinnick with an older brother, Jasper, according the only records found to date, were orphaned by 1720, and raised by their Brightwell in-laws. They fought in the War of Jenkin's Ear, and were living together (in very close proximetry - probably on the same farm property) as tenant farmers as the War of the Revolution dawned. William's oldest daughter, Ann, it appears, married John, son of Jasper, his first cousin. John and Ann moved their family to North Carolina in about 1792, founding the largest branch of the Kinnick family in America; many of them moving to Indiana about 1850. This was the family highlighted in the 1953 Kinnick Genealogy Book. William's youngest son, John, married Mary in about 1790. Shortly after he apparently died, prior to 1820, she and the children (six girls and one son, Walter), moved to Belmont County, Ohio. Most of this family moved to Illinois in the 1840s. This is my branch of the family, of course. Most were not named Kinnick, as the girls all married: Dallas, Tracey, Tripplett, Bufkin, Carrico, and Lowery.
I gave the references to more detailed information in the first discussion.
I'm always happy to answer specific questions. I love to, as a matter of fact. Just send me an email at: billsmith2003@gmail.com - or ask it here. ;-)

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kinnick Family Descendants Ning site to cease

Kinnick Family Descendants Ning site will cease to exist about 30 Jun 2010 because Ning Networks is converting to all paid sites.

I have invited all members there to come here, become a follower, and leave a comment here that they are with us. Thanks, again, for your support.

Please feel free to participate at any level you wish. We do like comments, we do like Followers; mostly we do like family!

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