Lena Rillma Kerns

20 October 1931–2013 (Age 81)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lena Rillma

When Lena Rillma Kerns was born on 20 October 1931, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Paul Frank Krebs, was 21 and her mother, Irene Myrtle Schrader, was 22. She married Donald Albert Piere on 9 December 1947, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. She died in 2013, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Eugene Howe
Lena Rillma Kerns
Marriage: 14 August 1950

Spouse and Children

14 August 1950
Marion, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Irene Myrtle Schrader




World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 1

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1954 · The First McDonald's Opens Its Doors

Age 23

Ray Kroc opened up the first McDonalds in Des Plaines after the McDonald Brothers gave him the rights to set up restaurants thoughout the country.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Kearns .2 Dutch: variant of Kern .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lena Kerns in entry for Mr Ralph Howe, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Lena Kerns in entry for Ralph Howe, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Lena Or Rilla Howe, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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