Susan  Kinney

Susan Kinney (1851 - 1933)

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Susan Kinney
Born in Greenfield, New Brunswick, Canadamap
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Wife of — married [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Iron Mountain, Michiganmap
[children unknown]
Died in Gaastra, Michiganmap
Kinney-270 created 19 Mar 2011 | Last modified
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"Susan Kinney was born in Greenfield, [New Brunswick], March 17, 1851 to John Shepherd Kinney and Sarah Crabtree. Died July 9, 1933. Married Kenneth Campbell. Their mothers were sisters. He died of consumption. In later years she married Abraham Walker, July 4, 1897." (2)

As "Susana" she appears in the 1861 Census of Canada, living with her parents and siblings in Wicklow, Carleton, New Brunswick. Note: The family name in the census is transcribed as "Kenney" and her father's middle initial as "O"--looking at the original document, it looks like "Kinney" and middle initial "S" to me. (5)

John O Kenney 59

Sarah Kenney 41

Shepard Kenney 23

Aron Kenney 17

Ann Kenney 15

Susana Kenney 11

Adeline Kenney 9

Richard Kenney 5

Charles Kenney 3

Susan, a widow, died 9 Jul 1922 in Gaastra, Iron, Michigan, at the age of 84. (4)

"OBITUARY Iron River Reporter July 11 1933 "Susan Walker Passes Sunday: 83-Year Old Woman Died At Home of Son, Kenneth Campbell"

Mrs. Susan Walker, 83, died Sunday morning [July 9] at the home of her son, Kenneth D. Campbell of Gaastra. Death is attributed to old age.

Mrs. Walker was born in 1850 in Carleton county, Canada. In 1871 she was married to Kenneth Campbell, Sr. of Carleton county.

Shortly after marrying, Mrs. Walker and her husband moved to Menominee, Michigan. They lived there for one year before coming to Iron county where they resided about fifteen years.

Mr. Campbell died at his home in Spring Valley, which is now known as Gaastra. Mrs. Walker moved to Iron Mountain, where she met and married Mr. Walker.

Her second husband has been dead for the past fifteen years.

Residing for a few years in Iron Mountain, Mrs. Walker returned to this district to make her home with her son here. The deceased has lived here for the past nine years.

Mrs. Walker was a sister of the late John Kinney, Gaastra pioneer, who died a number of years ago. The deceased is survived by five sons, Kenneth of Gaastra, John of Alberta, Canada, Richard of Maine, The Rev. H. Campbell of Vermont, and Wesley of Long Beach, California, and one daughter, Mrs. Gaunse Gallup of Sunburst, Mont.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and 2:30 o'clock from the Gaastra Presbyterian church. The Rev. Charles Murray will officiate.

Mrs. Walker will be buried by the side of her first husband in the old Iron River cemetery." (1, 3)


1. Accessed 12 Jan 2014.

2. Kinney, Fern Gallup: Kith and Kin of the Kinneys. [nd]. PDF file available for download:

3. Find a Grave for Susan Kinney Campbell Walker: Accessed 12 Jan 2014.

4. Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995. Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800–1995." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

5. 1861 Census of Canada. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-999-1000. and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1861 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009.

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