Genealogy Hedgecoe-McKenna

Normal people…

Family Name Associations: McKenna

Normal people sleep at night. I’ve personally decided sleep is over rated and I’ll do it when I’m dead. On that note, in a vague attempt to date a photograph from the early 1900s Quebec, I stumbled across something I’ve looked for until I’m green in the face and have never been able to find. I can’t wait until people check their mail in the morning.

This winter we were planning a little trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Nothing fancy, but we needed some time in their archives – Although they did give us a nice offer to help us look for things at the economical cost of $100 an hour (Insert Jules squealing ‘What?!’ here). We know that James Henry McKenna, son of Bridget O’Neill and Thomas McKenna had played hockey with a team called the Montreal Shamrocks. That team had won the Stanley Cup in 1899 and 1900. We’ve even got a little information page for them on the website. And while we knew our information was correct, we could not place which member of the team was my Great Great Uncle in any photograph.

Tonight I once again proved my theory, that we only find things when we’re not looking for them.

1899-1900 Framed Photograph of the Montreal Shamrocks

He could have been any person on that page, and he could have been one of the ones that got cut off, but apparently someone is looking out for us up there. He’s on the top, right hand corner. J.H. McKenna. And someone, somewhere, has a $2000 photo of him… LOL

How absolutely crazy is that???

On the original note of ‘What are those kids doing with guns?’… This is the photograph I know nothing about and can’t seem to dig up any information on what-so-ever.

Maybe I should go google ‘Do brown cows produce chocolate milk?’

Because I’m sure then I’d find the answer. If anyone can point me to the direction of infinite answers, I’d so appreciate it.


I think I’m going to try and go to bed now… Really, not much can cap off this day… Thanks everyone for the laughs, the support, and the super good times!
Always one for making things pretty, Jenn is our resident artist. M├ętis, British Home Child Descendant, family historian and genealogist, she is always looking into some new branch of research and encourages historical preservation and education.

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