143 full page photographs of families, couples, group photographs, individual people, and homesteads found within the manuscript History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People, Volume 3.
These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. The History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People is a trustworthy history of the days of exploration and discovery, of the pioneer sacrifices and settlements, of the life and organization of the territory of Nebraska, of the first fifty years of statehood and progress, and of the place Nebraska holds in the scale of character and civilization. In the
A. J. McKinnon, the present sheriff of Harney County, was born in Page County, Iowa, in 1866. He has been a resident of this County with but short intervals since 1886, during a portion of which time he conducted a blacksmith shop in Burns. In June 1896, he was elected sheriff on the Democratic ticket, and has given general satisfaction as an officer, being both capable find efficient. He takes quite an interest in fraternal affairs, being a Mason, Knight and Odd Fellow.
1st Lt., F. A., Btry. A, 30th Div., 113th Regt. Born in Robeson County; son of A. J. and Mrs. Jennie L. McKinnon. Entered service July 24, 1917, at Maxton. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills, going from there to France May 11, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. August, 1917; 2nd Lt. Nov. 28, 1917, and 1st Lt. Sept. 22, 1918. Returned Sept. 10, 1918, as instructor in Artillery to Camp Kearney, Cal., until signing of armistice. Mustered out at Camp Kearney, Dec. 19, 1918. While in France at Camp Coetquiedene.
Private, Baker and Cook School. Born in Moore County, Nov. 4, 1891; son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. McKinnon. Entered the service July 22, 1918, at Carthage, N.C. Was sent to Camp Hancock, Ga., and from there to Camp Merritt, N. J. Transferred to Camp Lee, Va., June 6, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 10, 1919.
Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.