William Hugh Kenner

19 January 1854–15 March 1915 (Age 61)
Saint Francisville, Clark, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William Hugh

When William Hugh Kenner was born on 19 January 1854, in Saint Francisville, Clark, Missouri, United States, his father, Foster Ray Kenner, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Kirkwood, was 30. He married Ida Viola Conover on 21 May 1883, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1870 and Soda Springs, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 15 March 1915, at the age of 61.

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William Hugh Kenner
Ida Viola Conover
Marriage: 21 May 1883
Mary Katherine Kenner
Ida Lena Kenner
Willie Ray Kenner
Ada Frida Kenner

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World Events (8)

Age 9
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
Age 10
Historical Boundaries 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Bannock, Idaho, United States 1919: Caribou, Idaho, United States
1872 · The First National Park
Age 18
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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.

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Foster R. Kenner - Manti Citizen

KENNER, FOSTER R., deceased, son of Robert H. and Hannah S. Foster, was. born in Kentucky December 9, 1823. Two of his grandfathers served in the war of the Revolution, one as a naval commander, the o …

Sources (5)

  • William Keirnen in household of Harry Boise, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W H Kenner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • W. H. Kenner in entry for Phil Mills and Mary Kenner, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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