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Born: January 3, 1855: Drumcaw, in Ireland.
Passed away: March 22, 1936: Walton (Liverpool), in England.

1881, census show him, aged 25 and single, living in 36 Stanley Road (Liverpool) and working as a “shop assistant”.
1891, census show him, aged 35 and married (w. Charlotte, aged 41), living at 28 Nuttall Street (Liverpool) and working as an “vaccination officer.”
1901, census shows him, aged 45, married to Charlotte (51), living at 28 Nuttall Street (Liverpool) and working as an “vaccination officer.”
1905, elected member of the Football Association Council.
1909, the England and Wales, FreeBMD shows that his wife Charlotte Maria McKenna died in April 1909, residing in West Derby, Liverpool.
1910, elected President of the Football League.
1911, census shows him, aged 55, widowed, living at 1 Osbourne Road (Anfield) as a boarder and working as an “vaccination officer” for the West Derby Guardians.
1921, resign from his position as director of Liverpool F.C. after 29 years’ of service.
1923, John McKenna is honoured with the “Long Service” medal by the Football League.
1928, elected Vice-President of the Football Association.
1936, passed away, 82 years old, on Sunday March 22, 1936 at Walton Hospital.
1937, a memorial tablet to the memory of the late Mr. John McKenna, former President of the Football League, was unveiled by Mr. W. C. Cuff, vice President of the League and Chairman of the Everton Football Club, at the Liverpool football ground

Nottingham Evening Post, March 23 – 1936.
John mcKenna 1936 III

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, March 23 – 1936.
John mcKenna 1936 II

Daily Mirror, June 6 – 1936.
John McKenna 1936


  1. Drumcaw as birthplace would have popped up more than Donagh Kjell as the family homestead was there. Donagh is in the same area but guessing that may be where he got baptised, Sadly those records seem to have been destroyed.

  2. I’m from the area. Donagh is a Parish consisting of numerous Townlands, of which Drumcaw is one. Donagh is in Co. Monaghan and is the area in which Castle Leslie is situated, famous for the marriage of Paul Mc Cartney & Heather whats her name !!!

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