Stephen Lemon Kearney

1888–1964 (Age 75)
Greene, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Stephen Lemon

When Stephen Lemon Kearney was born on 18 October 1888, in Greene, North Carolina, United States, his father, John James Kearney, was 31 and his mother, Celia Jane Howell, was 37. He married Leola Mae Ham on 17 December 1906, in Farmville, Pitt, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jason Township, Greene, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Snow Hill, Greene, North Carolina, United States in 1964. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 25 February 1964, in Wilson, Wilson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mewborn Church Cemetery, Snow Hill, Greene, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Lemon Kearney
Leola Mae Ham
Marriage: 17 December 1906
Robert Leland Kearney
Albert Lloyd Kearney
Fred Lemon Kearney
Emma Mae Kearney
Doris Sylvia Kearney
Stephen Lyman Kearney
Lola Marie Kearney

Spouse and Children

17 December 1906
Farmville, Pitt, North Carolina, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Celia Jane Howell




    Analiza or Eliza Kearney


    Penniny Kearney


    James Thomas Kearney



    Lanie R Kearney


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 9

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’ or ‘soldier’, and Ó Cearnaigh, from cearnach ‘victorious’. Both surnames were widely distributed and are now very difficult to disentangle.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen L Kerney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Steven L Karney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stephen L Kerney, "United States Census, 1910"

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