Leonard R Kern

23 January 1871–3 January 1960 (Age 88)
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Leonard R

When Leonard R Kern was born on 23 January 1871, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States, his father, John Edward Kern, was 33 and his mother, Philomena Marie Govro, was 31. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Fannie Boyd Lindsay. He lived in Central Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 3 January 1960, in Normandy, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88.

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Leonard R Kern
Fannie Boyd Lindsay
Austin B Kern
Franklin J Kern
Anna B Kern
Lora Louise Kern

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1872 · The First National Park
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Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act
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A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
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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.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kerne ‘kernel, seed, pip’; Middle Dutch kern(e), keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern ‘grain’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer, or a nickname for a physically small person. As a Jewish surname, it is mainly artificial.English (southeastern): metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of milk churns, from Middle English kern, kirn, kurn, a side-form of chern ‘churn’. Compare Church .Slovenian: nickname for a stunted person, from an old spelling of krn ‘stunted’.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Leonard Kern in household of Benjamin Lindsay, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leonard R Kern, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonard R. Kern in entry for Franklin J. Kern, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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