Richard William Kennen

Male4 November 1926–21 August 1985

Brief Life History of Richard William

When Richard William Kennen was born on 4 November 1926, in Oregon, United States, his father, Omer Roy Kennen, was 32 and his mother, Rubie Beatrice Perkins, was 29. He married Rhoda Renee Ruderman on 31 December 1965, in Marin, California, United States. He lived in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 21 August 1985, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 58.

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Richard William Kennen
Rhoda Renee Ruderman
Marriage: 31 December 1965

Sources (7)

  • Richard W Kennen in household of Omer R Kennen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard W Kennen, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"
  • Richard William Kennen, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1965Marin, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 8

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 16

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Kennan . This surname is rare in Britain.

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

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