Tombstone Tuesday – March 21, 2023 – Henry Kinnaman

Kinnaman Grave stone in Elmwood Cemetery

Henry Kinnaman was born on September 30, 1820 in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was the son of Walter and Barbara Kinnaman. Walter and Barbara had nine children; Hiram (1809), Samuel (1810), Susannah (1813), Margaret (1818), Solomon(1818), Henry (1820), Andrew (1822), Hannah (1824), Barbara (1826). The first three children were born in Stokes, North Carolina. Walter and Barbara moved to Montgomery County, Ohio, where the remaining children were born.

Henry came to Flora, Clay County, Illinois in 1850. He married Phebe Grim and they had three children; Martha Jane(1843), Virginia Louise (1850), Alonzo Clay (1856). In the 1860 Federal Census, Henry and Phebe are found in Clay County, Illinois. They have three children; Martha Jane, Virginia Louise and Alonzo Clay. Phebe Kinnaman died less then two years later on January 17, 1862.

On July 16, 1863, Henry Kinnaman married Martha Rawlings Lack in Marion, Illinois. They had two children; William Franklin and Susan Ida. Martha died on April 30, 1865.

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In November of 1865, Henry married Mary Ann Luse in Clay County, Illinois. In the 1870 Federal Census, Henry and Mary Ann are in Harter Township, Clay County, Illinos. They have Alonzo Clay (1856) and Sophia (1868) living with them. In the 1880 Federal Census, Henry and Mary Ann are found in Monroe Kansas. They have three children; Sophia (Mamie), Charles and Elmer. Henry lists his occupation as farmer.

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In the 1900 Federal Census, Henry and Mary Ann are found in Harter, Clay County, Illinois. They have Elmer living with them and he is twenty one years old. Henry is still working as a farmer and Elmer is a Day Laborer.

One hundred and twenty-two years ago, Henry Kinnaman died of pneumonia on March 21, 1902, at his home. He had been ill for a month.

From provided by member 49058811.

Husband of Mary Ann (Luse) Kinnaman.
From The McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry, Illinois) – 03 Apr 1902, Thu – Page 7 :
“The funeral of Henry Kinnaman, one of the best known residents of Clay county was held at the First Christian church, Rev. A. B. Cunningham conducting the services. Decedent was a native of Indiana and had been a resident of Harter township for fifty years.”

Excerpt Copied from an Obit shared by a Eward Lang on Ancestry

The Funeral service was conducted by Elder A.B. Cunningham at he Christian Church on Sunday afternoon. Seldom has a funeral been so largely attended, that the church could not hold all the mourners . No better evidence could be shown of the respect and esteem for this departed citizen.”

Henry was buried with many Kinnaman family members at Elmwood Cemetery.

Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Clay County, Illinois

Rest in peace, Henry!

Love, Jan

Henry is the uncle to Hannah Jane Kinnaman Smith and Emily Kinnaman Smith who are my three times Great Grand Aunts. These Kinnaman sisters married Smith brother’s, William and Branson Smith. I have one DNA connection with the Kinnaman Family lineage in Ancestry.

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