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Seeking information on the birth family of Orion Howard Cheney, b. 1869 Bloomington,
McLean County, IL and d. 1939 Patterson, Putnam County NY. I am particularly interested
in obtaining information about the brother who survived to at least young adulthood, but
appears to have died young (prior to the death of the father.)
Orion H. Cheney was the son of Lewis Howard Cheney and Mary West Cheney. Mary was the
half-sister of my great-grandfather, Edward McAlister.
Apparently 5 of their 6 children died young. Orion H. Cheney appears to have been the only
child who survived past 1911. Seeking information to round out family tree.
Also, I have a good quality photocopy of a carte de visite style photograph of young Orion
Howard when he was about 9 years old that I am happy to share.