Soon after the Hawaiian trip of April 2001, I felt compelled to order a Memorial Stone to honor our ancestor: ANDREW J. McKENNEY.
I mailed the stone 6 June 2001 to a local resident in Kaneohe, Dave Tamashiro, who mounted it on one of the big boulders which marks A.J.'s final resting place.
19 April 2001: Boulders marking the grave site.
19 April 2001: Brother Rick and his friend Jan sitting on bouilder
Don McKinney standing on the McKenney place with Mount Puu Keahiakahoe, elevation 2850 feet, in the background. The old McKenney place was on the eastern slope of the Koolau Range on the western fringe of the city of Kaneohe, about 10 miles north of Honolulu. Today, the burial site is on undeveloped state property just to the west of the dead end of the residential Kulukeoe Street. To the west of the burial site is the state mental hospital.
Our ancestor, widow Louisa Grace McKenney, standing on the old McKenney place in Hawaii, most likely near the burial site, about 1880 before leaving for the "states". She lived with son (Ed & Nora (Gaylor) McKinney & family) (Granddad Earl was small boy) on the Sweetwater, Wyoming for several years around the turn of the century before returning to Utah where she died in 1908. She is buried in Antimony, Utah.