The Kneales of Mona
From Stephen Holmes in Douglas.
My mother (Marion Ruth nee Clague) didn’t have Florence Prendergast’s date of birth on a ‘family tree, so I did a bit of research on Ancestry.com, – I found the date “? 1921” and Ford County, so I think I got the right Florence Elliott Kneale. Then I found a “bunch of Kneales” at a place called Mona Township in Ford County, Illinois. What is the collective noun for the Kneale family?
Many of us know about Laxey Cemetary in Wisconsin, but Mona seems to have eluded us.
From the 1880 United States Federal Census
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Name: Jane Kneale
Home in 1880: Mona, Ford, Illinois
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Isle of Man
Relation to head-of-household: Wife
Spouse’s name: William Kneale
Father’s birthplace: Isle of Man
Mother’s birthplace: Isle of Man
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married