William Henry Kinyon

22 August 1839–12 June 1910 (Age 70)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Kinyon was born on 22 August 1839, in Illinois, United States, his father, Wilford Farnum Kinyon, was 21 and his mother, Lucinda Swarthout, was 20. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 12 June 1910, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Wilford Farnum Kinyon
Lucinda Swarthout
William Henry Kinyon
George Benjamin Kinyon
John Hyrum Kinyon
Joseph Onesimus Kinyon

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World Events (8)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
Age 2
In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1858 · A House Divided
Age 19
Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Kenyon . Compare Kinion .

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

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Sources (14)

  • Henry Kinyon in household of James Coburn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry W Kinyon, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
  • William Coburn in household of James Coburn, "United States Census, 1870"

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