Foster Ray Kenner

9 December 1823–27 May 1892 (Age 68)
Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Foster Ray

When Foster Ray Kenner was born on 9 December 1823, in Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States, his father, Robert Harrison Kenner, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Stubblefield Foster, was 22. He married Sarah Catherine Kirkwood on 26 April 1845, in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 27 May 1892, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Foster Ray Kenner
Caroline Schnebeli
Marriage: 28 February 1863
Beauregard Kenner
Emily Eleanor Kenner
Mariette Elizabeth Kenner
Robert Edward Lee Kenner Sr.
Bertha Kenner
Elizabeth Josephine Kenner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
    Age 7
    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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


    DR. ROBERT HARRISON KENNER UTAH PIONEER OF 1859 Dr. Robert Harrison Kenner, my 4th great grandfather was born Oct 29, 1794 in Virginia. He died Dec 23, 1877 at Salt Lake City. He Married Hannah Stu …

    Sources (23)

    • F R Renner, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Foster R Kenner, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Foster Kenner in entry for Mary Emeline Luce, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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