can't make the link from Missouri backward to New York
John Kenny born in Missouri in 1868-ish. Mother was Della (Bright) and father was John, who was born in New York. John had a brother, James, born in 1870-ish. The father died young, around 1877-ish. Mother, Della, died in Chicago around 1903, and son, John, shipped her body to St. Louis...I suspect to be buried next to her husband.
That's it. I am stuck here.