Hilary’s brother and wife: Bob and Theo McKanna

August 1, 2013

Bob and Theo McKanna took up residence in Seward, Alaska and made that their home.  Hilary had made Spokane his home but returned during the 1920’s-30’s to work for his brother. The following photographs of Bob and Theo were in my Aunt Vivian’s scrapbook.

Bob and Theo's home in Seward

Bob and Theo’s home in Seward

Bob by a stream in Summer 1926:

Bob McKanna - Seward 1926

Bob McKanna – Seward 1926

Bob near the sign to McKinley 1926

Bob near the sign to McKinley 1926

Bob and Theo with an unknown girl by an auto:

Theo and Bob with unknown girl 1927

Theo and Bob with unknown girl 1927

A Christmas photo and card from Bob & Theo later in their lives:

Christmas card from Theo and Bob

Christmas card from Theo and Bob

This concludes my foray into the McKanna family.  My dad, Keith and my connection are by marriage to the McKanna’s. I do have fond memories of visiting Vivian and Hilary at their home west of Spokane on many occasions.  My dad, Keith, younger brother to Vivian was close to his family so we visited with them often in the summer months.  I do not believe that I ever met any of Hilary’s relatives except for his nephew Mickey McKanna.  I was too young.  I do have memories of Hilary from many visits, gatherings of the family and more.

I remind you that I am not an expert on the McKanna family and refer you to the blog:  A Convergence of Families…..the link is on the right side of this blog under Family History Websites of Interest for more information on this family and the others that are associated with the McKanna family.


The McKannas and life in Alaska

July 18, 2013

Here are some wonderful photographs of Alaska taken in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  They were among my Aunt Vivian’s photographs.

Apparently Hilary McKanna returned to Alaska to work for his brother Bob, who lived in Seward, during the depression.  I am not familiar with Alaskan history and locations so if you recognize anything please leave a comment.  Just click on the photo and it will get larger.  Don’t forget to hit your back button to return or the tab to return to this blog.

A street scene in Cordova, Alaska:

Cordova Alaska

Cordova Alaska

A village by the water unnamed on the picture.  Does anyone recognize this?

Unknown village by the sea, Alaska

Unknown village by the sea, Alaska – Seward at a different angle?

The Seward Train Station in Winter:

Seward Train Station

Seward Train Station

Seward, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

The dock at Valdez, Alaska

The Dock at Valdez, Alaska

The Dock at Valdez, Alaska

Another view of the dock in Valdez, Alaska

Another view of the dock in Valdez, Alaska

More of the dock at Valdez, Alaska

More of the dock at Valdez, Alaska

A street om Valdez, Alaska

A street in Valdez, Alaska


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