Kenneth Benett Roderick

21 October 1894–25 May 1970 (Age 75)
Elwood, Will, Illinois, United States

The Life of Kenneth Benett

When Kenneth Benett Roderick was born on 21 October 1894, in Elwood, Will, Illinois, United States, his father, Eli Roderick, was 46 and his mother, Eliza Davis, was 43. He lived in Channahon, Will, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 May 1970, in Hinckley, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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Kenneth Benett Roderick

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Parents and Siblings

    Eli Roderick


    Eliza Davis




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Old German: A name derived from the Old German name Roderic or Roderich, from "rad-reich," rich or powerful in counsel. A related name is the inverse German name Richrot. The nickname is Roddy. Ruaridh is the Gaelic form of Roderick and Rory.

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Sources (3)

  • Kenneth Roderick in household of Eli Roderick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Keneth P Roderick in household of Eli Roderick, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Kenneth Benett Roderick - birth-name: Kenneth Benett Roderick

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