John Theodor Kentfield

about 1891–about 1950 (Age 59)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John Theodor

When John Theodor Kentfield was born about 1891, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Frederick Baker Kentfield, was 46 and his mother, Jennie Matilda Manee, was 36. He married Mary Ella Cope on 1 June 1917, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died about 1950, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

John Theodor Kentfield
Mary Ella Cope
Marriage: 1 June 1917
Theodore C Kentfield
Walter Barclay Kentfield

Spouse and Children

1 June 1917
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Baker Kentfield


    Jennie Matilda Manee





    Mary Eleanor Kentfield


    Nellie Frances Kentfield



    Nellie Frances Kentfield


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 16

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from a place called Kenfield Hall in Kent, so named from Old English cyning ‘king’ (genitive plural cyninga ‘of the kings’) + feld ‘open country’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John T Kentfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John T Kentfield in household of Fredrick B Kentfield, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John F Kempfield in household of Frederick B Kentfield, "United States Census, 1900"

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