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Herman Oliver Cheney Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Cheney:”

 

 

Generation

 

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3   Oliver Cheney

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 8 May 1842 at Drumchrin, Irvinestown, Fermanagh, Ireland.  Died 11 May 1898 at Oakland, Alameda County, California.

 

2. Wife:  Jane Jeanette Fletcher

"Jenny"

 

Born 13 May 1851 at Drumadravey, Irvinestown, Fermanagh, Ireland; baptized 14 September 1851; daughter of William (b. 1811 at Drumadravey, Ireland, bapt. there 19 Sep 1811, d. there 1 Apr 1907) and Isabella (Dundas) Fletcher (b. abt 1814 in Ireland, d. 1880 at Irvinestown, Ireland).  Died 14 September 1942 at Stockton, San Joaquin County, California; interred with Oliver.  Married Oliver Cheney on 6 September 1879 at Oakland, California.

 

3. Children:

 

a. William Oliver Cheney: Twin.  Born 15 January 1884 at Oakland, Alameda County, California.  Died there 6 June 1884.

 

b. Mary Jane Cheney: Twin.  Born 15 January 1884 at Oakland, Alameda County, California.  Died there 21 March 1887.

 

c. Jessie Cheney: Born 7 July 1891 at Oakland, Alameda County, California.  Died 5 May 1974.

 

d. Grace Elizabeth Cheney: Born 5 February 1893 at Oakland, Alameda County, California.  Died 16 December 1959.

 

e. Allen Fletcher Cheney: See generation 2, below.

 

2   Allen Fletcher Cheney

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 27 January 1881 in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California.  Died there 10 April 1951; interred there in Mountain View Cemetery.

 

1910 US Census: Allen Cheney, age 28 (b. CA; parents b. Ireland) and employed as a railroad engineer, was heading a household at 842 17th Street in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California.  The household also included his wife of 4 years, Matilda Cheney, age 26 (b. CA; parents b. Germany), who had had 2 children, both still alive; son, Allen F. Cheney, age 3 (b. CA); and son, Herman O. Cheney, age 6 months (b. CA).

 

1920 US Census: Allen F. Cheney, age 38 (b. CA; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. Ireland) and employed as a trucker for a creamery, was heading a household at 632 12th Street in the City of Modesto, Modesto Township, Stanislaus County, California.  The household also included his wife, Matilda O. Cheney, age 35 (b. CA; parents b. Germany); son, Allen F. Cheney, age 13 (b. CA); son, Herman O. Cheney, age 10 (b. CA); son, Frank J. Cheney, age 1 (b. CA); and roomer, Frank R. Mahan, age 43 (b. CA; parents b. MO) and employed as a truck driver for a creamery.

 

1930 US Census: Allen Cheney, age 48 (b. CA; father b. CA; mother b. Ireland) and employed as a locomotive engineer, was heading a household at 819 Arlington Avenue in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California.  He was married 1st at age 21.  The household also included his wife, Tilley Cheney, age 44 (b. CA; parents b. Germany), who was married 1st at age 17; son, Allan Cheney, age 23 (b. CA) and employed as a locomotive fireman; son, Herman Cheney, age 21 (b. CA) and employed as a salesman for an oil company; son, Frank Cheney, age 10 (b. CA); and daughter, Jeanetta Cheney, age 9 (b. CA).

 

1940 US Census: Allen F. Cheney, age 59 (b. CA) and employed as a locomotive engineer on the steam railroad, was heading a household at 467 Hudson Street in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California.  He had completed 4th grade and in Apr 1935 he resided in the same city.  The household also included his wife, Tillie Cheney, age 56 (b. CA), who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Frank Cheney, age 21 (b. CA) and single, who had completed 2 years of college and was employed as a truck driver for a creamery; and daughter, Janett Cheney, age 20 (b. CA) and single, who had completed 1 year of college.

 

2. Wife:  Pauline Mathilda/Matilda Charlotte Scheiding

"Tilley"

 

Born 14 January 1884 in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California; baptized there 23 February 1884; daughter of Johann Heinrich Traugott Scheiding (b. 9 Apr 1845 at Berlin, Brandenberg, Prussia, d. 12 Sep 1911) and Elise Friederike Vagt (b. 7 Sep 1863 at Bremen, Germany, d. 2 Apr 1914, m. 1880 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA).  Married (1st) Eugene J. LeFevre on 14 April 1903 in the City of Oakland, California.  Married (2nd) Allen F. Cheney about 1904 in the City of Oakland, California.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Allen Frederick Cheney: Born 13 October 1906 in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California.  Died 14 February 1978 in Santa Cruz County, California.

 

b. Herman Oliver Cheney:  See generation 1, below.

 

c. Frank J. Cheney: Born about 1919 in California.

 

d. Jeanetta Cheney: Born about 1921 in California.

 

1   Herman "Hi" Oliver Cheney:

 

Born 24 October 1909 in California.  Died 18 January 1994 in Contra Costa County, California; interred Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California.  Married Carolyn Louise Biles, descendant # 1.1 of generation 11 of the Descendants of John Addison Biles on 8 October 1939 at Reno, Washoe County, Nevada.

 

See Carolyn's Page for More Info

 

 

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