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Roswell Edward Kenna, Sr.

Roswell Edward Kenna, Sr.

Male 1891 - 1974  (82 years)

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  • Name Roswell Edward Kenna 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 6 Jul 1891  Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 16 Feb 1892  Jamaica, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 1 
    Census 11 Jun 1900  Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Enlistment 21 Nov 1910  Jefferson Barracks, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 19 
    Military Service 15 Oct 1913  Philippine Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Served here from 4 Mar 1910 to 15 Oct 1913 
    Military Discharge 24 Nov 1913  Fort McDowell, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private in the Army Hospital Corps
    Occupation: Sailor
    Reason: Term of service expired 
    Age: 22 
    Military Enlistment 27 Nov 1913  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 22 
    Military Discharge 16 Aug 1919  Camp Zackary Taylor, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1st Lieutenant, Infantry 
    Age: 28 
    Census 6 Jan 1920  Indianapolis, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorce Decree 30 Sep 1925  Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorce of 1st wife, Core E. Kenna 
    Census 11 Apr 1930  Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 38 
    Died 2 Mar 1974  Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • SSDI Entry
      SSN: 267-22-4074
      Residence: 33604 (Tampa, Hillsborough, FL)
      Born: 06 Jul 1891
      Last Benefit: N/A
      Died: Mar 1974
      Issued: Florida
    Person ID I17  Default
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father William James Kenna,   b. 16 Apr 1867, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1941, Tacoma, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Emily Geiger,   b. Feb 1869, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Jul 1889  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Notes 
    • From Susan B.: Emily accused William of "associating with lewd women." Emily filed for divorce on 26 September 1907 for adultery discovered in 1906. But the big mystery is that the divorce case was dismissed before the day of the final decree. Cook County archives cannot find any continuation but they say it may be misfiled.
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Cora Emma Mefford,   b. 7 Oct 1891, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1979, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1917  Marion Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorce Decree 30 Sep 1925  Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Title: Index to Marriage Record 1916 - 1920 Inclusive Volume 15 Pt. 2 Letters H to O Inclusive
      Record Location: Marion County, Indiana
      Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Indianapolis W. P. A Compiled by Indiana Works Projects Administration 1939
      Spouse 1: Roswell E Kenna
      Spouse 2: Cora E Mefford
      Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1917
      County: Marion
      Book: 95
      Original Source Page: 519
      Birth Date: 06 Jul 1889
    Children 
     1. Carolyn Elizabeth Kenna,   b. 12 Feb 1919, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1999, Anaheim, Orange, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Jack Albert Kenna,   b. 20 Jan 1920, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1993, Bakersfield, Kern, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Olive Jane Graves,   b. 28 Nov 1899, Montgomery Creek, Shasta County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1990, Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [4
    Married 30 Apr 1926  Manhatten, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Roswell Edward Kenna, Jr.,   b. 12 Feb 1927, Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 2003, Sun City Center, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2006 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Roswell E. Kenna Sr.
    Roswell E. Kenna Sr.
    ca. 1913; WW I uniform
    Roswell E. Kenna Sr. (unknown date)
    Roswell E. Kenna Sr. (unknown date)
    Roswell Kenna Sr. and Army Buddies
    Roswell Kenna Sr. and Army Buddies
    L to R:
    Cpl. Trendler
    Serg. Allison
    Serg. Stevens
    Roswell Kenna Sr.
    Roswell E. Kenna Sr. in WWI Uniform
    Roswell E. Kenna Sr. in WWI Uniform
    William and Emily Kenna Kids
    William and Emily Kenna Kids

    Documents
    R E Kenna 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry Commission
    R E Kenna 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry Commission
    R E Kenna Military Record
    R E Kenna Military Record
    Filed with Tampa, FL police department. Served as enlisted personnel from 10 Nov 1910 to 5 Jun 1918, when he was discharged as a 1st Sergeant Company F, 10th US Infantry to accept a commission as an officer.
    R E Kenna Birth Statement
    R E Kenna Birth Statement
    Notarized statement by William J. Kenna (b. 16 Apr 1867, Little Falls, NY), father of Roswell E. Kenna, that Roswell was born at Brooklyn, NY 6 Jul 1891.
    1892 NY State Census Queens County, Jamaica NY - William Kenna
    1892 NY State Census Queens County, Jamaica NY - William Kenna
    See page 9, second column, upper right. William Kenna, Emily Kenna, A. C. Kenna, Robert Kenna, Roswell Kenna.

    Headstones
    Kenna Roswell Edward, Sr.
    Kenna Roswell Edward, Sr.

    Histories
    Graves Family Article
    Graves Family Article
    3 NOV 1990 - Newspaper story about the Graves moving to Florida

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] 1892 NY State Census.

    2. [S38] 1900 US Census - Chicago, IL (Kenna), (www.ancestry.com), 11 Jun 1900.

    3. [S54] 1920 US Census Indianapolis, IN - Roswell and Cora Kenna, (www.ancestry.com), 6 Jan 1920.

    4. [S85] 1930 US Census - Roswell and Olive Kenna Family.

    5. [S32] Florida Death Index 1970-79 (Reliability: 1).
      Certificate: 19019

    6. [S38] 1900 US Census - Chicago, IL (Kenna), (www.ancestry.com), 1 (Reliability: 2), Jun 11 1900.
      Census record shows married for 11 years on June 11, 1900.

    7. [S58] Marriage Record - William J. Kenna and Emily Geiger, (www.ancestry.com) (Reliability: 1).

    8. [S61] Marriage License - William J Kenna and Emily Geiger, New York City.