Earl & Dottie McKinney

AMELIA GRACE "Dottie" FARTHING 1892-1976

Married: 19 Sep 1913 Lander(Fremont)Wyo


Pedigree Chart for EARL McKINNEY

Pedigree Chart for AMELIA "Dottie FARTHING

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EARL EDWARD McKINNEY was born 8 Sep 1895 at Hailey, Fremont County, Wyoming & was raised on the Upper Graham ranch in the Myersville District of the Sweetwater River country of Fremont County. His parents, EDWARD & NORA (GAYLOR) McKINNEY, leased this ranch from close family friend James Graham who became a partner in the ranching activities. In 1910, his parents purchased a ranch in the Borner's Garden area of Sinks Canyon near Lander, Wyoming.

After Earl's marriage in 1913 to Amelia "Dottie" Farthing, who was also from the Sinks Canyon area, he continued a partnership with his father and ran horses & cattle on the open ranges of the Sweetwater River and Beaver Creek. Earl & Dottie had 3 children, Lenore, born 1915, Edward, born 1917 & Donald, born 1920. Earl and his family moved to southern California in 1923 when his parents and other family members moved there, but moved his family back to Wyoming the next year. Earl later leased and operated several ranches over the years and had a mountain homestead in Sawmill Basin.

In 1949, Earl & Dottie purchased a ranch on Twin Creek at Derby Dome 14 miles southeast of Lander, Wyoming. They had leased this ranch for several years before purchasing it. Their son Edward & his wife Hilda became partners in the daily operation of the ranch & raised their children there. Earl resided at this ranch until his death 5 April 1974 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.
AMELIA GRACE "DOTTIE" FARTHING was born 16 Dec 1892 & was raised on a farm in Sinks Canyon near Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming where her father farmed and practiced horticulture. Dottie's parents were EDWARD & ELIZA (KIMBER) FARTHING who immigrated to this country from the Isle of Wight, England during the 1870's. After settling briefly in Salt Lake City, Utah, they traveled to Fremont County, Wyoming in 1881 in a covered wagon along with a wagon train of other families. Her father was also a carpenter & painter and built several of the old homes and buildings in Lander.

After Dottie married Earl McKinney in 1918, they operated several ranches until they purchased the one on Twin Creek. She was an active member of the Episcopalian church and local garden club. After her husband died in 1974, she continued to live on the ranch with her son Edward McKinney & family, until her own death 19 Feb 1976. She was buried beside her husband in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Children: of Earl & Dottie (Farthing) McKinney

Born: 23 Mar 1915 Lander(Fremont) Wyo
Married: BERT HAMBRICK 7 Oct 1934 Lander(Fremont) Wyo
Died: 2 Sep 1975 Hamiton, MT
Buried: Stevensville, MT

Born: 18 Jun 1917 Lander(Fremont) Wyo
Married: HILDA MAE IIAMS 22 Dec 1938 Lander(Fremont) Wyo
Died: 24 Apr 1989 Lander(Fremont) Wyo
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery

Born: 12 Jan 1920 Lander(Fremont) Wyo
Married: EDA FAYE THOMASSON 18 Jul 1943 JunctionCity(Geary) KS
Died: 7 Jul 1988 Fort Riley, KS
Buried: Fort Riley Military Cemetery


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