On this day, 29 September 1932, Anna “Annie” L. (Spangler) Kenney passed away. She was my spouse’s 2nd great-grandmother.
Anna L. Spangler was born on 10 September 1863, in Botetourt County, Virginia, to parents Charles David Spangler and Elizabeth Ann (Ann Elizabeth) Bryant.
On February 28, 1874, sister Effie Lena Spangler was welcomed to the family.
Circa 1876, brother Charles L. Spangler was born in Botetourt County, Virginia.
In 1878, sister Jane E. Spangler was born in Botetourt County, Virginia.
On 10 March 1887, at Clifton Forge, Allegheny County, Virginia, Annie and James welcomed their first child, a girl whom they named Willie Alice Kenney (my spouse’s great-grandmother).
On 7 May 1891, daughter Daisy Myrtle Kenney was born in Clifton Forge, Allegheny County, Virginia.
In 1899, daughter Ida Belle Kenney was born in Clifton Forge, Allegheny County, Virginia.
On 29 September 1902, son James Thurman Kenney was born in Clifton Forge, Allegheny County, Virginia.
On 24 December 1903, daughter Willie Alice married Walter Lee Spangler in Botetourt County, Virginia.
On 13 July 1905, daughter Daisy Myrtle married Robert Henry Grubbs in the Fincastle Methodist-Episcopal Church in Botetourt County, Virginia. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Leonis Butts.
On 18 April 1910, Annie and James Kenney and their family were residing in a rented home in Clifton Forge, Allegheny County, Virginia. James W. Kenney was a tannery laborer, and Annie was a homemaker. According to the 1910 U.S. Census, Annie was able to read and write with English being her primary language.
Sadly, on 25 April 1912, Annie’s father, Charles David Spangler, died in Lansing, Fayette County, West Virginia.
On 13 June 1915, daughter Ida Belle married Thomas Bias in Vandalia, Kanawha County, West Virginia.
On 5 January 1920, Annie and James W. Kenney resided in Vandalia, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Their son James Thurmond and daughter-in-law Myrtle, both 18 years old, lived with them. By 1920, his profession had changed from tanner to teamster (a truck driver or a driver of a team of animals) for a retail grocery store. James W. Kenney and his family lived a few houses away from his daughter Daisy Myrtle and son-in-law Robert Henry Grubbs. In 1921, son-in-law Robert Henry Grubbs died, leaving Daisy Myrtle a widow with young children.
On 26 April 1930, Annie and James W. Kenney resided in Jefferson District, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Son James Thurmond, daughter-in-law Myrtle, and their two children lived next door.
Two years later, on 29 September 1932, Annie Kenney died at the Salvation Army Hospital, located at 301 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, West Virginia. The cause of death was listed as atherosclerosis and gangrene of the foot. Because of the gangrene, the hospital was forced to amputate Annie’s leg midway up her thigh. Either during the procedure or soon thereafter, Annie went into shock and died from toxemia.
Anna L. (Spangler) Kenney was buried in Childress Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia on 30 September 1932.