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Thursday, June 16, 2011

FamilyTreeDNA Surname Project

FamilyTreeDNA Surname Project


I have initiated the process of creating a Kinnick Surname Project with the Family Tree DNA testing facility - this group tests more people than any other.

I have the first Kinnick volunteer, from the 'John and Mary' - MD>OH>IL>IA group.

I now need to identify a Kinnick male from the 'John and Ann' - MD>NC>IN group.

Please leave a comment, or send me an email, if you are a direct male descendant with a surname: KINNICK from that second group. Thank you!

For references see:
http://thekinnickproject.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-dna-information-to-check-out.html
and, http://thekinnickproject.blogspot.com/2010/03/kinnick-surname-project-ydna-have-you.html

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mrs. Nettie Kinnick dies - in 1936

From 75 Years Ago, June 26, 1936 - in 16 Jun 2011 Coon Rapids Enterprise:

Mrs. Nettie Kinnick, one of the best known and best loved women of this community died at St. Anthony hospital at Carroll Wednesday morning following an operation for mastoid trouble with which she had suffered for some weeks. Funeral service in charge of the Rev. W.F. Clayburg of Villisca
assisted y the Rev.O.E. Cooley will be held at the local Methodist Episcopal church this Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the local cemetery. Mrs. Kinnick’s maiden name was Margaret J. Williams. The daughter of Elias and Ann Duncan Williams, she was born at Rock Island, IL. September 29, 1868. Her mother died when she was quite small and shortly afterwards she came to Coon Rapids with her father.
She grew up here, attended the local schools and taught for some years in this community. On July 6, 1890, she married Alanzo P. Kinnick and to this union five children were born; Paul and Robert, the latter of Glidden; Mrs. Wilson Herron (Lucille) of Coon Rapids; Mrs. Everett Bridson (Gertrude)
and Mrs. Delbert Ford (Lillian) of Bayard. Besides these children she
is survived by 20 grandchildren and other relatives.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, June 13, 2011

More candid photos from Sunday Coon Rapids gathering

More candid photos from Sunday Coon Rapids gathering

Here are some more candid photos with more people, and, a good look around the nice 'shelter house' near the Coon Rapids, Iowa, aquatic center:

First three on far side are Lillian Kinnick Ford descendants present, Eugene Ford, Bill Keister, and Dennis Ford; Buzzy Kinnick at far end, behind the food counter; handsome couple center, Marcus Lewis and his girl friend. Colleen Kinnick, near far left, of course.


Lonnie and Donna Kinnick, Sid and Cindy Franzeen, in center of row, facing us. Lonnie introducing.


A group of Herron folks... wish I could name them all!  ;-)




It was a good gathering. The group plans to meet again, same place, same time, next year - hope to have others come who couldn't make it this year!  


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Photos from HERRON-KINNICK potluck in Coon Rapids, Iowa

Photos from HERRON-KINNICK potluck in Coon Rapids, Iowa

Here a couple of group photos: 

Buzz and Colleen Kinnick clan plus Bill and T.K. Smith, sons of Eileen





Here is a photo of the Wilson and Lucile HERRON descendants, mostly Mildred's, I believe:


There are also at least this many more, that I fear didn't get in these photos.

I'll post some further candid photos, around the room, a little later. Love to hear your comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)