Kankey, Thomas William[1, 2]

Male 1853 - 1929  (75 years)


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  • Name Kankey, Thomas William 
    Born 14 Oct 1853  Bullitt, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jun 1929  Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I240  Krieger - Lawrence
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2008 

    Father Kankey, James Montgomery Sr.,   b. 26 Nov 1813, Prince William, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1890, Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Davies, Maria,   b. 1825, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1875, Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1844  Jeffersonville, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet

    Family Brinsfield, Mahala Francis,   b. Mar 1865, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Dec 1877  Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Kankey, John W.,   b. Oct 1881, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Kankey, James William,   b. Feb 1884, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Kankey, Martha Ann,   b. Nov 1887, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Kankey, Arah M.,   b. Jan 1890, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Kankey, Mary Edi,   b. Apr 1892, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1937, Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     6. Kankey, Sarah F.,   b. Sep 1893, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Kankey, George S.,   b. 20 Mar 1896, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917  (Age 20 years)
     8. Kankey, Ollie,   b. Oct 1898, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Oct 1853 - Bullitt, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Dec 1877 - Izard, Arkansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jun 1929 - Izard, Arkansas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (Research):Tom Kankey had a bad leg (reason currently unknown).  Mildred and Hayden related that before 1901 he drove freight from the railroad at Mammoth Springs to Calico Rock.  Tom used his own wagon.   Two wagons would make the trip together.  In one day they would get to a spring between Salem and Mammoth Springs.  The next day they would get to Mammoth Springs and load up, and return to the spring.  In 1901 the railroad made it to Calico Rock.  The wagons were called "drays". (June 1998)

      Tom retired after 1901.  After George died in WWI the government paid Haley $25 a month, and Tom $15 a month as a pension.  Tom later bought a Model T touring car while living on the hill place.  Arthur and Ed were planning to buy the Wideman cotton gin, but Ed was too young, so Tom bought it.  At that time Wideman had a cotton gin, grist mill, two stores, a hammer mill, blacksmith shop, barber shop (ten cents), and a cream station.  You could use eggs for money.  They shipped cream and eggs to Mammoth Springs. They would buy rabbits for twenty-five cents, clean and gut them, hang them outside, and when they had enough, ship them to St Louis.  Reportedly a man would buy racoons, but someone started selling him cats instead.  The folks in Batesville stopped buying them unless one foot was still on.  (June 1998)

      Mildred related that when James M. Junior passed away in July 1928, Haley asked a Mr. Perryman to tell James W. when he got back to Calico Rock.  Somehow Mr. Perryman got confused and James W. understood that Tommy had died.  James W. sat up all night drinking coffee.  The next day they got on the wagon and drove to Wideman.  When they got there they saw Tom sitting on the porch.  "Pshaw, you thought you were coming to my funeral."

      Hayden recalls Tom always sat on a leather chair.   Hayden remembers Tom's funeral in 1929.  They loaded the casket on a wagon and drove it to Corinth.  Shorty took the leather chair.  (June 1998)

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] 1900 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Guthrie, Izard, Arkansas; Roll: T623 62; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 158 (Reliability: 2), 13 Jun 1900.

    2. [S31] 1860 United States Federal Census, Census Place: District 3, Obion, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1267; Page: 29; Image: 59 (Reliability: 2), 15 Oct 1860.
      Name:  Thos Kankey
      Age in 1860: 9
      Birth Year: abt 1851
      Birthplace: Kentucky
      Home in 1860: District 3, Obion, Tennessee
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Troy