Category Archives: Alaska

Hilary’s brother and wife: Bob and Theo McKanna

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 … Continue reading

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The McKannas and life in Alaska

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 … Continue reading

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Hilary’s Early Life!

Here are some photographs of Hilary McKanna, my Aunt Vivian’s husband, taken in his younger years, probably taken in Alaska: Hilary with another boy that might be one of his brothers? In this following photograph we see Hilary in a happy … Continue reading

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Hilary McKanna’s Family!

There is definitely connection between the Angus McDonald family, the McKanna family and the Penglase family. The story is that Vivian met Hilary at Uncle Angus McDonald’s home in West Seattle. Angus’s daughter Helena Mary McDonald married a Claude Penglase … Continue reading

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