Lorna Josephine Kean

25 December 1905–24 April 1987 (Age 81)
Chesaw, Okanogan, Washington, United States

The Life of Lorna Josephine

When Lorna Josephine Kean was born on 25 December 1905, in Chesaw, Okanogan, Washington, United States, her father, Arthur David Kean, was 23 and her mother, Jane Flavia Cudworth, was 19. She married William Goodman Dennis about 1925, in Chesaw, Okanogan, Washington, United States. She lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 24 April 1987, at the age of 81.

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William Goodman Dennis
Lorna Josephine Kean
Marriage: about 1925

Spouse and Children

about 1925
Chesaw, Okanogan, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Irish: Ciuin, pronounced "keeyuin," calm, gentle

Sources (3)

  • Lorna Josephine Dennis in household of William G Dennis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lorna Dennis, "Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953"
  • Lorna Dennis, "Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953"

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