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Pioneer Sketches

George Washington (Wash) and Sarah Melissa (REVIS) KINNICK
Family and their Descendants

(Part of The Kinnick Project)

Compiled by William L. (Bill) Smith


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Wash Kinnick Family - Background
- son of George Washington and Hannah GRIMES KINNICK

Children:

Martha

Mahala

Harriet

Chloa

Edith

George

John

Sarah

Solomand
Family:
Obituaries

Brief Narrative of Son's Westward Migrations

Iowa Federal Census Data

Oregon Federal Census Data

Montana Federal Census Data


(George) Washington (Wash) KINNICK(, Jr.), m. Sarah Melissa REVIS

(George) Washington KINNICK(, Jr.), son of George Washington and Hannah GRIMES KINNICK, b. 18 Oct 1825, Moxville, Davie, Co, NC

m. about 1850 Sarah Melissa REVIS; b. 22 Dec 1834, NC; d. 24 Nov 1870 (35y, 11m, 2d - per North Grove Cemetery records, Page Co, IA) Note: 1870 census has her age 36, whereas 1860 census says age 21, obviously incorrect - but, she was 16 when married, 17 when first daughter born.

The 1953 Kinnick genealogy book by Mrs. Waggoner only has a birth year for Wash, as 1825. Accumulating evidence seems to suggest that he was enroute between North Carolina and Indiana with the "Kinnick family migration" and was missed by both census counters, at each end. It is also apparent that Wash and Melissa were married during this same time period - we have yet to confirm the exact date or place. (See census date, below, for additional detail). Wash and Melissa appear to have had their frist two daughters born in Indiana before the moved their family to Iowa in 1854-56.

They are listed among the first settlers of Nodaway Township, in the northwest corner of Taylor Co, in Iowa. (Some family references are to Holt Township, to the east, and to Vally Township, Page Co, immediately to the west of Nodaway Township).


Children of Wash and Melissa Kinnick:

1) Martha Catherine Kinnick, b. 1851, IN.

2) Mahala Kinnick, b. 1853/54, IN; m. Melvin Hathvin.

3) Harriet E. Kinnick, b. 1857, IA; m. W. D. Dodson 26 Nov 1876, Taylor Co, IA.

4) Chloa Ellender Kinnick, b. 17 Feb 1859, Clarinda, Taylor Co, IA (lived in Taylor, born in Page Co!); m. John Samuel DAVIS 7 Nov 1877, Clarinda, Page Co, IA.

5) Edith Clarrisa Kinnick, b. 28 Nov 1860, Hawleyville, Page Co, IA; d. 28 Aug 1862; bur. North Grove Cem., Page Co, IA.

6) George Washington Kinnick, b. 28 Jun 1863, Villisca, IA; m. Emma Ida BRIGGS 21 Sep 1884, Taylor Co, IA; d. 20 Feb 1959, at home, Lewistown, MT; bur. Grass Range, MT.

7) John Harvey Kinnick, b. Aug 1866, IA; m. Margaret Jane THOMPSON 30 Oct 1894, Union Co, OR; d. 10 May 1955; bur. Lewistown, MT.

8) Sarah G. Kinnick, b. 28 Sep 1868, Taylor Co, IA; d. 15 Dec 1868, Taylor Co., IA; bur. North Grove Cemetery, Page Co, IA.

9) Solomand Kinnick, b. 21 Dec 1869, Taylor Co, IA; d. Nov 1959, Lewistown Rest Haven, Lewistown, MT; bur. Lewistown Cemetery, Lewistown, MT.

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Martha

1) Martha Catherine Kinnick, b. 1851, IN.

Note: 1860 census shows Catherine, age 9, b. IN

(A letter from Jean Rieper dtd 5 Jan 1998, says she found nothing on Martha Catherine in Taylor Co.) If you have further information, contact Bill Smith! Thank you.

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Mahala

2) Mahala Kinnick, b. 1853/54, IN; m. Melvin HATHVIN, b. 1830, ME

Daughter of Melvin and Mahala Hathvin:

Emily KINNICK, b. 1879, IA




Note: 1880 census, per letter from Jean Rieper dtd 5 Jan 1998:
101-107 Taylor Co, IA, 7 July 1880
Melvin Hathvin 30 Farmer b. Maine - Maine-England
Mahalah 24 b. IN-NC-NC
Emily 1 b. IA-Maine-IN

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Harriet

3) Harriet E. Kinnick, b. 1857, IA; m. W. D. Dodson 26 Nov 1876, Taylor Co, IA.




1860 census seems to read Hannah E., age 3, b. IA

Note: Had Harriet E, but, letter from Jean Rieper dtd 5 Jan 1998, she found Hanna Kinnick married W. D. DODSON 26 Nov 1876, Taylor Co, IA by Edd Wilson Patton.


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Chloa

4) Chloa Ellender Kinnick, b. 17 Feb 1859, Clarinda, Taylor Co, IA (lived in Taylor, born in Page Co!); m. John Samuel DAVIS 7 Nov 1877, Clarinda, Page Co, IA.



Children of John Samuel and Chloa Ellender Davis:

Charles Augustes DAVIS, b. 8 Nov 1879, Holleyville, Page Co, IA

Alice Melissa DAVIS, b. 17 Jun 1884, Big Horn Co, WY

Samuel Sterling DAVIS, b. 22 Sep 1895, Sheridan Co, WY


Note: information here from the IGI



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Edith

5) Edith Clarrisa Kinnick, b. 28 Nov 1860, Hawleyville, Page Co, IA; d. 28 Aug 1862; bur. North Grove Cem., Taylor Co, IA.


Notes: name per IGI

Died about age 3, per Laverne Boettgar, telecon, 9 Jan 1997

Cemetery info per Jean R. 24 Jul 1997 Ltr. 1 y, 9m.


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George

6) George Washington Kinnick, b. 28 Jun 1863, Villisca, IA; m. Emma Ida BRIGGS (b. 1867/68, IA) 21 Sep 1884, Taylor Co, IA; d. 20 Feb 1959, at home, Lewistown, MT; bur. Grass Range, MT. (See copy of obituaries: his - hers)

Children of George and Emma KINNICK:

Leslie C. KINNICK, b. 27 May 1886, Taylor Co, IA

William KINNICK, b. 20 Feb 1888, IA

Letha May (May) KINNICK, b. 1890, IA

Alma M. KINNICK, b. 1899, WY

Alice V. KINNICK, b. 1906/07, MT


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Leslie C. KINNICK, b. 27 May 1886, Taylor Co, IA; m. Mary O'HALLORAN 1913, Lewistown, MT; d. May 1952, Grass Range, MT; bur. Grass Range Cem, Grass Range, MT. (See copy of obituary)

Children of Leslie and Mary Kinnick:

Doris KINNICK, m. RUSSELL

Ione KINNICK, m. ZONTINE

(girl) KINNICK, m. Robert CROAN




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William KINNICK, b. 20 Feb 1888, IA

Per 19 Oct 1960 obit, he was a ranch worker and had lived in the Grass Range area for the last 58 years. (1902?) He was never married. (See obituary)

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Letha May (May) KINNICK, b. 1890, IA; m. James DUDLEY



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Alma M. KINNICK, b. 1899, WY; m. Frances LINSLEY


Notes: per 1910 census

1920 Soundex, has Alma May, age 21, b. WY.


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Alice V. KINNICK, b. 1906/07, MT; m. Glenn CARR


Notes:
1910 census

1920 Soundex, Alice W., age 13, b. MT.



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John Harvey Kinnick

7) John Harvey Kinnick, b. Aug 1866, IA; m. Margaret Jane THOMPSON (b. Nov 1878, Gifford, IL; d. 26 Feb 1931; bur. Lewistown, MT) 30 Oct 1894, Union Co, OR; d. 10 May 1955; bur. Lewistown, MT. (See obituaries: his - hers)

Children of John and Margaret Kinnick:

Lena M. KINNICK, b. Feb 1897, OR

Clifford R. KINNICK, b. Apr 1900, OR

Glen Harvey KINNICK, b. 7 Sep 1902, Elgin, Wallowa Co, OR

Dorothy KINNICK, b. 1909, OR

Inez Opal KINNICK, b. 1915, MT

Harold Don KINNICK, b. 4 Jun 1918, Grass Range, MT



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Lena M. KINNICK, b. Feb 1897, OR; m. Fred B. HEDGE 26 Apr 1922; d. bef. 1998 (per Glen's son, Lem, email, Nov 1998)


Per 1900 census, Union Co, South Elgin Pct., Oregon

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Clifford R. KINNICK, b. Apr 1900, OR; m. Edna M SPOYA 14 Jun 1920; d. bef. 1998 (per Glen's son, Lem, email, Nov 1998)


Per 1900 census, Union Co, South Elgin Pct., Oregon; 1/12 year!

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Glen Harvey KINNICK, b. 7 Sep 1902, Elgin, Wallowa Co, OR; m. Eva M. THOWNSEND 20 Dec 1944, Phillipsburg, Phillips Co, KS; d. 25 Feb 1995, Phillipsburg, Phillips Co, KS (See Obituary)

Children of Glen and Eva Kinnick:

Lem M. KINNICK (Dec 1972 graduate of Emporia State University!! - I attended 1998 Dec graduation ceremony at ESU THIS MORNING (19 Dec 1998) - small world. Bill Smith, Compiler)

G. Sue KINNICK (d. Jul 1997, per Glen's son, Lem, email, Nov 1998)

Rand T. KINNICK (has a daughter, Halli)



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Dorothy KINNICK, b. 1909, OR; m. Leslie FINKBEINER; (living, per Glen's son, Lem, email, Nov 1998)


Notes: Per 1920, Fergus Co, MT

Dorothy J. Finkbeiner survived brother, Glen Harvey, died 25 Feb 1995, per his obit. Lives in Grass Range, MT.

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Inez Opal (Opal) KINNICK, b. 1915, MT; m. Earnest FINKBEINER; (living, per Glen's son, Lem, email, Nov 1998)


Notes: Per 1920, Fergus Co, MT (just Opal)

Inez Opal Finkbeiner survived brother, Glen Harvey, died 25 Feb 1995, per his obit. Lives in Grass Range, MT.

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Harold Don KINNICK, b. 4 Jun 1918, Grass Range, MT; d. 21 Sep 1919 (2y, 3 mo, 17d); bur. Lewistown Cemetery, Lewistown, MT.

Taken from Creel Mortuary Records

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Sarah

8) Sarah G. Kinnick, b. 28 Sep 1868, Taylor Co, IA; d. 15 Dec 1868, Taylor Co., IA; bur. North Grove Cemetery, Taylor Co, IA.

Notes: Cemetery info per Jean R. 24 Jul 1997 Ltr.: 2m 17d.

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Solomand

9) Solomand Kinnick, b. 21 Dec 1869, Taylor Co, IA; d. Nov 1959, Lewistown Rest Haven, Lewistown, MT; bur. Lewistown Cemetery, Lewistown, MT. (See obituary)

Notes: Per 3 Nov 1959 obit; he never married; Died at 89 after three year illness. A pioneer Grass Range Rancher and a pioneer in Oregon, he moved to Montana in 1907.

Notes: Other name is Dennis, per early census.
Confirmed 9 Jan 1997, telecon with Laverne Boettegar.

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Obituaries

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John H. Kinnick
George W. Kinnick
Glen Kinnick
Ida (Briggs) (Mrs. George) Kinnick
Lesley C. Kinnick
Margaret (Thompson) (Mrs. John) Kinnick
Solomand Kinnick
William Kinnick


John H. Kinnick

Lewistown Daily News, 10 May 1955:

John H. Kinnick Dies Today at 90

John Harvey Kinnick, 90, a long-time Central Montana rancher, died early this morning in St. Joseph's hospital after a short illness. Funeral services are pending.

Mr. Kinnick was born August 8, 1964, at Valiski (sic), Iowa, the son of George and Malisa Kinnick. He received his schooling in Iowa. At 24, he left Iowa and traveled to Oregon by covered wagon. He married Margaret Thompson at Baker, Ore. on October 30, 1895.

He remained in Oregon until 1907, when he came to Montana, settling on a ranch 13 miles south of Grass Range. Mr. Kinnick operated this ranch continuously until his death.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Fred Hedge, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Ernest Finkbeiner and Mrs. Leslie Finkbeiner, both of Grass Range; two sons, Glenn, Coffeeville, Kans. and Clifford, Vale, Ore.; two brothers, George and Sol, both of Grass Range, 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Kinnick was preceded in death by his wife, two sons and three sisters.

Lewistown Daily News, 15 May 1955:

John H. Kinnick

Funeral services for John H. Kinnick were held Saturday afternoon in the Creel Funeral home with the Rev. Randall Larson officiating. Burial was in the City cemetery.

Pallbearers were J. E. McKenna, Oscar Mundson, A. A. Clark, Cletus Cauley, Forbes Wiseman and Bill Ahlgren.

Clyde Fredrickson sang "Old Rugged Cross" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," accompanied by Pauline Lausch.

[balance is word for word from above, from 10 May 1955]


George W. Kinnick

Lewistown Daily News, 25 Feb 1959:

George W. Kinnick

Funeral services for George W. Kinnick, 95, of Lewistown, were held from the Creel Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. J. Wilson Branstetter.

Soloist Clyde Fredrickson sang "Old Rugged Cross" and "Nearer My God to Thee," with organ accompaniment by Pauline Lausch.

Pallbearers were Wayne Stevens, Gary Eppers, Don L. Loebs, Tom Dudley, LaVerne A. Sorenson, and George D. Carr.

Burial was in the Grass Range Cemetery.


Lesley C. Kinnick

Lewistown Daily News, 28 April 1953:


Lesley C. Kinnick, 65, Grass Range, was killed early this morning a half mile north of Grass Range when a tractor he was driving overturned into a ditch and crushed him.

Highway Patrolman A. C. Vanek estimated the time of death at between 2:30 and 3 a.m. the body was found and reported by a Consolidated Freightways truck driver.

Kinnick, employed on a farm northeast of Grass Range, "apparently had been drinking," according to Vanek, the investigating officer at the scene.

The highway patrolman said the tractor went off the road onto a high shoulder, estimated to be six or seven feet high, and toppled off, crushing Kinnick.

Coroner Ed Gurnett said no inquest will be held.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Creel's Chapel here.

He is survivied by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Russell of Azusa, Calif., Mrs. Robert Croan of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. Ione Zontine of Lancaster, Calif.; his father, George Kinnick of Grass Range; a brother, Bill of Grass Range; three sisters, Mrs. James Dudley of Billings, Mrs. Alma Linsley of Grass Range, and Mrs. Glennn (Alice) Carr of Hamilton; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was born May 27, 1886, in Taylor County, Iowa, and received his early schooling in Wyoming.

He came to Montana and settled at Grass Range with his parents in 1902. He was married to Mary O'Halloran in Lewistown. Kinnick had been employed by Del Buckler for the past five years.


William Kinnick

Lewistown Daily News, 19 Oct 1960:

William Kinnick Dies Suddenly

William Kinnick, 72, died suddenly yesterday noon at Grass Range.

He was born Feb 20, 1888, in Iowa, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Kinnick. He received his schooling in Montana and was never married.

He was a ranch worker and had lived in the Grass Range area for the last 58 years.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. James Dudley and Mrs. Frances Linsley of Lewistown and Mrs. Glenn Carr of Forsyth, Mont., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Creel Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m. and burial will follow in the Grass Range Cemetery.


Glen Kinnick

Phillips County Review, March 2, 1995:

Glen Kinnick

Glen Harvey Kinnick, 92, formerly of Ocean Shores, Wash. died at his home Saturday, Feb. 25, 1995.

Glen was born Sept. 7, 1902 in Elgin, Ore. He was the third of seven children born to John Harvey Kinnick and Margaret Jane Thompson.

In 1909, his family moved by wagon train to homestead 160 acres in Grass Range, Mont. There he completed the eighth grade and helped his family plant and harvest wheat.

At the age of 20 he began his career in the oil business. He spent 10 years working on the Pacific coast and 10 years in Utah and Idaho working for both independent and major oil companies. He helped pioneer the research for cracking oils by steam and air processes. He came to Kansas in 1939 when he joined the world's first cooperative lube oil refinery operated by the Consumers Cooperative Association (Farmland Industries) in Phillipsburg. he was employeed as a plant operator and worked his way up to plant manager. In 1950, he was transferred to the Coffeyville plant as manager until his retirement in 1967. During his 45 years of employment, he was the recipient of many awards for his contribution to the oil field.

Glen was elected mayor of Phillipsburg in 1949 until he transferred to Coffeyville. The city benefitted by additions of street lights, a firetruck and a street sweeper as a result of his term.

Glen was a 3rd degree mason with the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg.

Survivors include three children: Lem M. Kinnick, Purdys, N.Y., G. Sue Kinnick, Topeka, and Rand T. Kinnick, Palm Desert, Calif.; two sisters: Dorothy J. Finkbeiner and Inez Opal Finkbeiner both of Grass Range, Mont. He has 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-granchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home,Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Foundation Keith Worthington Chapter, 8340 Mission Road, Suite B-4, Prairie Village, 66206.


Solomand Kinnick

Lewistown Daily News, 3 November 1959:

Solomand Kinnick Dies at Rest Home

Solomand D. Kinnick, 89, died at a Lewistown rest home Sunday morning after a three-year illness.

A pioneer Grass Range rancher and a pioneer in Oregon, he moved to Montana in 1907.

He was born Dec. 21, 1869, at Taylor County, Iowa, the son of the late George and Melissa Kinnick. He never married.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Creel Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. Wilson Branstetter. Burial will be at the Lewistown City Cemetery.

Lewistown Daily News, 5 November 1959:

Funerals: Solomand D. Kinnick

Funeral services for Solomand D. Kinnick were conducted from the Creel Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. J. Wilson Branstetter.

Solist Clyde Fredrickson sang "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross," with organ accompaniment by Pauline Lausch.

Pallbearers were Edward D. Degna, A. A. Clark, William C. Cauley, Bill Ahlgren, Charles Kaufman and J. E. McKenna.

Burial was at the Lewistown City Cemetery.


Ida (Briggs) Kinnick

Lewistown Democrat News, 26 Dec 1942:

Death of Mrs. George Kinnick of Grass Range:
Long-time Resident and Wife of Prominent Elk Creek Rancher,
Passes at her Ranch Home Friday Morning;
Funeral at Grass Range 2 P.M. Tuesday.

Mrs. Ida Kinnick, 75, wife of George Kinnick, prominent rancher of the Grass Range section for the past 40 years, died at her ranch home on Elk creek, southeast of Grass Range, Friday morning, following several months of failing health.

The body was brought to the Creel funeral home here until the time of the funeral which will be held at the Grass Range Community church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Emma Ida Briggs was born in 1867 in Iowa, whre she attended the local schools, grew to young womanhood and was married in 1884 to George Kinnick.

In 1891 the Kinnicks moved west to Wyoming, where they lived for 11 years. In the fall of 1902 they came to Fergus county and settled first at Gilt Edge. In the spring of the following year, 1903 they moved to the Grass Range section and took up a farm on Elk creek, where they had made their home continuously since.

Beloved by her neighbors and a wide circle of friends of long standing, Mrs. Kinnick is survived by her husband, six children, 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The surviving children are Less and Bill Kinnick, Mrs. May Dudley and Mrs. Alma Linsley, all of Grass Range; Mrs. Alice Carr of Hamilton and Mrs. Ruth Stevens of Billings.

Lewistown Democrat News, 30 Dec 1942:

Last Tribute Paid Memory Mrs. G. Kinnick:
Services for Long-Time Resident of Grass Range Section,
Who Died Friday, Held from Grass Range Church Tuesday afternoon.

Grass Range, Dec. 29. - Sorrowing relatives and many friends and neighbors of long standing gathered at the community church here Tuesday afternoon to pay their last tributes of love and respect to the memory of Mrs. George Kinnick, long-time resident of this section who died at her home on Elk creek last Friday.

The Rev. Mr. Oliver of the Great Falls Christian church conducted the services during which two special request duet numbers were sung by Grass Range women.

The church was filled to capacity and the floral remembrances were of much beauty. Following the services at the church, many accompanied the casket to the Grass Range cemetery were burial was made.

A native of Iowa, Emma Ida Briggs, who was married in that state in 1884 to George Kinnick, came to Fergus county from Wyoming in 1902 with her husband and family and after a year spent in the Gilt Edge section moved to the Elk creek ranch near Grass Range, where she had lived since.

Mrs. Kinnick is survived by her widower, six children, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The surviving children are Les and Bill Kinnick, Mrs. May Dudley and Mrs. Alma Lindsey, all of Grass Range; Mrs. Alice Carr of Hamilton and Mrs. Ruth Stevens of Billings.


Margaret Kinnick

Lewistown Democrat News, February 26, 1931:

Mrs. J. Kinnick Dies at Home Near Gr. Range

Special to the Democrat-News.


Grass Range, Feb. 25. - Mrs. John Kinnick, wife of a prominent eastern Fergus rancher, passed away at the ranch home at two o'clock this afternoon, having suffered a heart attack in the forenoon. She was the mother of Mrs. Fred Hedge, Fred being a deputy under Clerk of the Court Bert Replogle for a number of years. Owing to the suddenness of her passing further details are not available at this time.

Lewistown Democrat News, 4 Mar 1931:

Many Saddeded
Death Mrs. Jno. Kinnick of G.R.

The people of the Grass Range area deeply grieve the sudden death of Mrs. Margaret Kinnick, wife of John Kinnick, prominent rancher and long time resident of eastern Fergus, who died late last Wednesday afternoon at her ranch home near Grass Range, and who was buried in Lewistown Sunday afternoon.

Margaret J. Thompson ws born at Gifford, Ill., 53 years ago, and was married to John Kinnick at Union, Oregon, October 30, 1894. With her husband she moved to Montana and settled at their present home near Grass Range soon after their marriage, where they have lived ever since.

Mrs. Kinnick was loved and respected by all who knew or came in contact with her, and her sudden death about 6:30 Wednesday afternoon, February 25, following a stroke earlier in the day, came as a sad shock to the members of the family and friends of the Grass Range section.

Besides the husband, Mrs. Kinnick is survived by five children, Lena, Mrs. Fred Hedge, of Kansas; Clifford, of Los Angeles; Glenn of Mayville, Ore.; Dorothy, Mrs. Leslie Finkbeiner, of Grass Range; Opal, Mrs. Earnest Finkbeiner, also of Grass Range. All but two of the children were here for the funeral service Sunday.

The deceased is also survived by two brothers, one living at Elgin, Ore.; and the other in Mayville, Ore.


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George Washington, Jr., and Sarah Melissa (REVIS) KINNICK descendants
in Iowa and on the Wyoming, Oregon and, mostly, Montana

This short narrative relates the later years of their three sons,
G.W., John Harvey, and Solomand. The five daughters, all older,
will be reported elsewhere.

All three sons spent all their later years and raised their families in the ranch country of Fergus County, Montana, near the town of Grass Range. Solomand, the youngest, never married (per his obit).

Their oldest son, also known as George Washington KINNICK, born in Villisca, IA, 28 Jun 1863, lived to age 95, a 58 year resident of Central Montana, died there in February 1959, leaving 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren (per his obit). They left Iowa in 1891 and lived in Wyoming for 11 years. In the Fall of 1902, they went to Fergus County, MT, first at Gilt Edge. In the Spring in 1903, they moved to Grass Range, on Elk Creek and remained there the rest of their years (her obit).

The middle son, John Harvey KINNICK, also born in Villisca, 8 Aug 1864, was schooled in Iowa. At age 24 (1888), he left Iowa and traveled to Oregon by covered wagon. He married Margaret THOMPSON at Baker, OR, 30 Oct 1895. They remained in Oregon until 1907 when moved to Montana, settling on a ranch 13 miles south of Grass Range, in Fergus County. They lived on this ranch until he died, May 1955, leaving 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren (per his obit).

Prepared by William L. (Bill) Smith
July 6, 1997


Iowa Federal Census Data

1860 - Nodaway Twp., Taylor Co, P.O. Hawleyville (Page Co)

363-360
George W. Kennick 360/350 35 m Farmer b. NC
Malissa 21 f NC
Catherine 9 f IN
Mahala 7 f IN
Hannah E. 3 f IA
Clay E. 1 f IA

1870 - Nodaway Twp., Taylor Co
62-62
G.W. Kinnick 2480/733 45 m Farmer b. NC
Sarah 36 f kh NC
Syntha 19 f athome IN
Mahala 17 f athome IN
Annie E. 13 f at home IA
C. 11 f at home IA
G.W. 7 m at home IA
John H. 5 m at home IA
Dennis S. 2 m at home IA

1880 - Holt Twp, Taylor Co
101-108
Washington Kennick m 53 father wid farmer b. NC -- --
George m 17 son at home IA NC NC
John m 14 son at home IA NC NC
Saul m 11 son at home IA NC NC

Oregon Federal Census Data

1900 - Union Co - South Elgin Pct.
John Kinnick W Aug 1866 34 IA
Maggie W Nov 1878 21 IL
Lena M. D Feb 1897 3 OR
Clifford S Apr 1900 1/12 OR

Montana Federal Census Data




1910 - Fergus Co - School Dist 27 Grass Range - 30 Apr

2-2
George W. Kinnick H W M 47 m1 25 NC NC NC Eng Farmer OA No RW O F
Emma J. W W F 43 m1 25 5 5 IL IL IL Eng none RW
Leslie S W M 24 s IA NC IL Eng Teamster wa no 0 RW
William R. S W M 22 s IA NC IL Eng none
Letha M D W F 20 s IA NC IL Eng none - School no
Elma M D W F 11 s WY NC IL Eng none - School yes
Alice V. D W F 4 s MT NC IL Eng none

1910 - Fergus Co - School Dist 39

3-8
John Kinnick Head M W 44 M15 IA NC NC Operator - Farmer OA RW
Maggie Wife F W 34 M15 5 4 IL NY NY none RW
Lena(sp) Dau F W 13 S OR IA IL RW yes
Clifford Son M W 10 S OR IA IL RW yes
Glenn Son M W 7 S OR IA IL RW yes
Dorothy Dau F W 1/12 S OR IA IL

1920 Soundex - Fergus Co
John Kinnick W 53 Aug 1866
Maggie W 41 IL
Lena D 23 OR
Clifford S 19 OR
Glenn S 17 OR
Dorothy D 11 OR
Opal D 5 MT

 


This page created 19 Dec 1998. Last updated 20 Dec 1998, by William L. (Bill) Smith.