Karl King Kenner

6 April 1898–18 January 1982 (Age 83)
Kingston, Piute, Utah, United States

The Life of Karl King

When Karl King Kenner was born on 6 April 1898, in Kingston, Piute, Utah, United States, his father, Harrison Kenner, was 26 and his mother, Ella Vilate King, was 34. He married Lucille Victoria Shill on 16 January 1926, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Inyokern, Kern, California, United States in 1930 and Fossil, Wheeler, Oregon, United States in 1942. He died on 18 January 1982, in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States.

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Karl King Kenner
Lucille Victoria Shill
Marriage: 16 January 1926
Gayle Douglas Kenner
Barbara Louise Kenner
Anber Kay Kenner

Spouse and Children

16 January 1926
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States


    Gayle Douglas Kenner


    Barbara Louise Kenner



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Age 3

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Kenner ‘connoisseur’ (from kennen ‘know’), hence a nickname for someone considered to be knowledgeable or an expert of some kind; it may also have been used ironically to denote a ‘know-all’.2 German: habitational name for someone from Kenn, near Trier.3 German: topographic name for someone living near a water pipe or channel, from Middle High German kener ‘water channel’, ‘drainage pipe’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Karl King Kenner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Carl K Kenner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Karl Kenner, "United States Census, 1940"

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