Scipio Africanus Kenner

14 May 1846–15 March 1913 (Age 66)
Saint Francisville, Clark, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Scipio Africanus

When Scipio Africanus Kenner was born on 14 May 1846, in Saint Francisville, Clark, Missouri, United States, his father, Foster Ray Kenner, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Kirkwood, was 22. He married Isabella Gray Park on 12 December 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 15 March 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Scipio Africanus Kenner
Isabella Gray Park
Marriage: 12 December 1870
Ray Hamilton Kenner
Blanche Jennette Kenner
Edwin Forest Kenner
Agnes Steele Kenner
Park Kenner
Robert Burns Kenner
Maud Croft Kenner
Isabelle Dorothy Kenner
Hazel May Kenner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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 (35)

    • Sepio A Kenner, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Scipio A Kenner in entry for Park Kenner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Scipio A Kenner in household of Robert H Kenner, "United States Census, 1870"

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