William Kenyon

Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of William

When William Kenyon was born in February 1875, in Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Orville A. Kenyon, was 39 and his mother, Lydia E. Fuller, was 26. He lived in Alabama, Genesee, New York, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Orville A. Kenyon
Lydia E. Fuller
Franklin A. Kenyon
Mary Ellen Kenyon
William Kenyon
Lina F. Kenyon
Orson A Kenyon
Herman F. Kenyon
Everette O. Kenyon
Orvis Safford Kenyon
Laura B. Kenyon

Parents and Siblings

    Orville A. Kenyon


    Lydia E. Fuller




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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Warrington, which is of uncertain etymology. There was formerly an ancient burial mound there and Ekwall has speculated that the name is a shortened form of a British name composed of the elements crūc ‘mound’ + a personal name cognate with Welsh Einion ( see Eynon ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized as Cunneen . The similarity to coinín ‘rabbit’, a later borrowing, has also caused it to be ‘translated’ as rabbit.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Kenyon in household of Fred Scarborough, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Kenyon in household of Orville Kenyon, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • William Kenyon in household of Orville A Kenyon, "United States Census, 1880"

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