Edith Amelia KENNON

Female 1888 - 1962  (74 years)


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  • Name Edith Amelia KENNON 
    Born 01 Mar 1888  Corning, Adams, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Cen-Head 02 Apr 1940  6032 Ellis Avenue South, Chicago, Cook, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1940 census at Chicago, Cook, IL shows Edith A. Kennon, 52, b. IA, same residence 1930, English teacher.
    Died 15 Dec 1962  Lenox, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    • Died at the Rosary Hospital in Corning of Parkinsons disease.
    Buried 17 Dec 1962  Walnut Grove Cemetery, Corning, Adams, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Memorial
    Memorial
    Edith Kennon
    1888 1962
    Obituary 20 Dec 1962  Corning, Adams, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Adams County Free Press
      Miss Edith Kennon - Edith A. Kennon, daughter of Frederick A. and Clara E. D. LaRue Kennon, was born at Corning, Iowa on March 1, 1888, and passed away at Lenox, Iowa on Saturday, December 15, 1962 at the age of 74 years 9 months and 14 days.
      Following her graduation from Corning High School, Edith taught for a few years in the rural schools of Adams County. She then attended the State University of Iowa at Iowa City and Chicago University where she acquired her Masters Degree in Education.
      Edith then entered the Indian Service for the United States Government, teaching in the Indian Schools at Pipestone, Minnesota; Fort Mojave, Arizona; Greenwood, South Dakota, and in the State of North Dakota. For a time she taught school at the Home Stake Mine at Deadwood, South Dakota, also in the public schools at Dysart, Iowa and Anamosa, Iowa. For many years she taught in the public school system in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her long and colorful teaching career she always gave her time, her talents and her efforts to the underprivileged children on the Indian Reservations and in the City of Chicago. Her life was devoted to the improvement of conditions for these unfortunate children through education. She retired from the teaching profession in 1941, returning to Corning to care for her mother during her declining years.
      Edith was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Corning, Iowa and a 50 year member of Emblem Chapter of the Eastern Star. Other organizations in which she held membership were the Colonial Dames, the Frances Shaw Chapter of the D.A.R. and the P.E.O, and Emanon Club. She served the local community for several years as a member of the Corning Library Board.
      She is survived by her three brothers, Fred of Red Oak, Iowa; Frank of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Ralph of Merrifield, Minnesota, several nieces and nephews, and many friends and neighbors.
      Funeral services were held Mon., December 17 at 3 pm from the Roland Funeral Home with Joe Cook officiating. Music was by Mrs. Doyle Tranbarger, Mrs. Bert Peckham, and Mrs. Dick Cook. Pallbearers were Ted Turner, Byron Stanley, John Fees, Homer Snodgrass, Jim Briles and Harry Coulter. Interment was in Walnut Grove cemetery.
    Occupation School teacher  [8
    Reference Number 28.1 
    Person ID I91  mm
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2014 

    Father Frederick Albert KENNON,   b. 24 Jul 1857, Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1910, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Clara Edith Daisy LARUE,   b. 07 Jul 1865, Bloomington, McLean, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1949, Corning, Adams, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1887  Corning, Adams, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Mar 1888 - Corning, Adams, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 02 Apr 1940 - 6032 Ellis Avenue South, Chicago, Cook, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1962 - Lenox, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Dec 1962 - Walnut Grove Cemetery, Corning, Adams, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 20 Dec 1962 - Corning, Adams, IA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    School Play, Edith front left
    School Play, Edith front left
    Fred and Edith Kennon
    Fred and Edith Kennon
    Edith Kennon
    Edith Kennon
    Edith and Fred Kennon
    Edith and Fred Kennon

  • Notes 
    • Edith was accepted as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Francis (illegible) Chapter in Anamosa, Iowa. She claimed descendancy from Levi Chapin of Chicopee, MA. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Kennon Bible, (1872).

    2. [S6] Adams County Free Press, Obituary dated Dec. 20, 1962.

    3. [S8] Iowa State Birth Certificate, Certificatation of Birth Registration, filed Nov. 22, 1952.

    4. [S11] DAR Application, Kennon, Edith Amelia, (2/1/1929).

    5. [S13] Kennon Family, Kennon, Mildred & Marlene, (1995).

    6. [S12] Funeral Card.

    7. [S94] 1940 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1940, Ancestry Date, 2012).

    8. [S6] Adams County Free Press, From obituary dated Dec. 20, 1962.