Jean Ellen Kenyon

Brief Life History of Jean Ellen

When Jean Ellen Kenyon was born on 3 October 1928, in Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, her father, Burton Wallace Kenyon, was 34 and her mother, Sophie Lund, was 24. She married Paul Alfred Smith on 8 December 1951. She lived in Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 10 November 2000, at the age of 72.

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Paul Alfred Smith
1929–2014
Jean Ellen Kenyon
1928–2000
Marriage: 8 December 1951

Sources (2)

  • Jean Kenyon in household of Burton Kenyon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jean Ellen Kenyon Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

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1929

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

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 ).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized as Canning and Cunneen . The similarity to the borrowed word coinín ‘coney, rabbit’ has sometimes caused this name to be Anglicized as Rabbitt .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhinghin, ‘son of Finghen’, a personal name meaning ‘fair-born’.

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

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