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Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888



Thomas A. Carney was born in Kenton, Ohio, 20 August, 1824, to James and Sarah Carney. Occupations included Ohio farmer, Ohio Merchant [Cincinnati], Illinois farmer, Kansas Merchant, Kansas State Legislator, Governor of Kansas, Mayor of Leavenworth, Director of the Lawrence and Ft. Gibson Railway, and President of the First National Bank of Leavenworth. His siblings included: Dr. Theodore W. (oldest), LeRoy S. (born 10 May, 1826, died 19 November 1860), and Creighton (youngest, died 1886). Half-siblings included: Sarah, Harrison, and Caroline Waldron. Thomas Carney married Rebecca Ann Canady on 13 November, 1851, in Ohio. Their five sons included: (1) Edwin LeRoy (born 1853, died 27 July, 1902), a Harvard College graduate, 1875, Leavenworth lawyer, City Attorney 1879-1881, and Mason. He married Mary Fitz-William, daughter of Leavenworth's founder. (2) William Ware (born 5 July, 1854, died 6 May 1927) married Alice Louise Farrell (born 1857, died 1935). (3) Harry Canaday (born 1857, died 1915) worked as a government assayer at Butte, Montana. (4) Charles Thomas (born 1861, died 1938), a Meeker, Colorado, ranchman, married Emilie W. (born 1864, died 1917). (5) And Frankie, who died in infancy (24 December 1863). Carney died 28 July, 1888 in Leavenworth, Kansas, of apoplexy.

Found in 4 Records:

Edwin LeRoy Carney business correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 39

Business correspondence of Edwin LeRoy Carney and Charles Thomas Carney, 1894-1900. This collection of 279 letters is divided into two groups: those written to Edwin Carney and those written to Charles Carney. All of the letters are arranged alphabetically, and then chronologically within the alphabet. A letterpress book, containing letters presenting the Carneys' business interests, is also part of the collection.

Dates: 1878, 1891-1900

Kansas Governors' miscellaneous correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P296

The collection includes miscellaneous correspondence, clippings, etc. of Kansas governors, collected over the years from various individuals.

Dates: 1839 - 1954

Thomas Carney correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P299

The collection contents include correspondence written to and from Governor Carney.

Dates: 1862-1865, 1874

Thomas Carney family papers

Call Number: RH VLT MS 1161

Thomas A. Carney, 1824-1888, served as the second governor of the state of Kansas, and subsequently as the mayor of Leavenworth. The papers also include those of family members, especially his wife Rebecca Ann Canaday Carney. Their five sons were Edwin LeRoy, William Ware, Harry Canaday, Charles Thomas, and Frankie (died in infancy). There is correspondence, newspaper articles, mining certificates, land documents, speeches, and political memorabilia of the time.

Dates: 1832 - 1938