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
1888–1964
Leola Mae Ham
1892–1960
Marriage: 17 December 1906
Robert Leland Kearney
1907–1979
Albert Lloyd Kearney
1909–1971
Fred Lemon Kearney
1913–1965
Emma Mae Kearney
1915–2002
Doris Sylvia Kearney
1919–1952
Stephen Lyman Kearney
1922–1964
Lola Marie Kearney
1928–1989

Spouse and Children

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

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1856–1945Male

    Celia Jane Howell

    Female1851–1919Female

siblings

(6)

    Analiza or Eliza Kearney

    Female1878–1929Female

    Penniny Kearney

    Female1880–1881Female

    James Thomas Kearney

    Male1882–1938Male

    Male1884–1951Male

    Lanie R Kearney

    Male1887–1889Male

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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