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Biography of W. W. Kaney

W. W. Kaney. In the career of W. W. Kaney, of Chanute, there is found an excellent illustration of the rewards that may be attained through industry and perseverance, for his had been a life in which achievements have been self gained and in which outside assistance had played no part. With but an indifferent education he started out in the world to make his own way when he was but a lad, and had steadfastly worked his way to a position of prominence as one of the leading oil producers of this part of Kansas. Mr. Kaney was born June 4, 1867, near Cuba, Cattaraugus County, New York, on an Indian reservation of 160 acres, and is a son of William and Mary (Dunkin) Kancy. His grandfather was Seraphim Kaney, who was born in Germany and came to the United States in young manhood, locating in Pennsylvania, where he passed the remainder of his life in agricultural pursuits, and died on his farm 2½ miles from Saltsburg, that state, in 1870. William Kaney was born in 1836, at Tarentum, Pennsylvania, and was there reared and received a public school education, and when still a young man went to Cattaraugus County, New York, where he was married. He was one of the pioneers of the oil industry in the United States, having drilled the third well ever sunk for oil in this country, and followed the drilling of wells in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Alabama, Governor’s Island, New York, and in Bohemia and Hungary, Europe. The entire active period of his career was devoted to the same line...

Wenrohronon Tribe

The suggested meaning of the name would seem to indicate that the Wenrohronon may have lived in the vicinity of the famous on spring of the town of Cuba, Allegany county, N. Y., described as a filthy, stagnant pool, about 20 ft in diameter, without an outlet. The tribe was likely part of the Cat Nation referred to by the Jesuits in their journals.

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