Robert John Kenner

18 December 1848–1919 (Age 70)
Saint Francisville, Clark, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Robert John

When Robert John Kenner was born on 18 December 1848, in Saint Francisville, Clark, Missouri, United States, his father, Foster Ray Kenner, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Kirkwood, was 25. He married Martha Hannah Braithwaite on 27 January 1879, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1919, in Klondike, Dawson, Yukon, Canada, at the age of 71.

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Robert John Kenner
Martha Hannah Braithwaite
Marriage: 27 January 1879
Robert Franklin Kenner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1879Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 19
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    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’.German: habitational name for someone from Kenn, near Trier.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.

    Story Highlight

    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 (3)

    • Robert J. Kenner, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
    • Robert John Kenner, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Robert John Kenner, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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