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Kenyon Family History

MY FATHER MYRON A. R. KENYON WAS BORN IN GARY,SD ON FEB 4, 1905,

MY BROTHER JERALD L KENYON WAS BORN IN GARY, SD APR 28TH, 1936,

I BRUCE R. KENYON WAS BORN IN GARY,SD ON AUG 30, 1939. SON OF MYRON A. R. KENYON AND RUTH M (JERDE) KENYON. GRANDSON OF MYRON A. KENYON AND KATHRINE ANN KENYON.

MY MOTHER RUTH M (JERDE) KENYON WAS BORN IN MARRIETTA, MN ON JUL 22, 1910,

MY SISTER JEAN M (KENYON) JONES WAS BORN IN MARRIETTA, MN ON NOV 22, 1932
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MY FAMILY MOVED FROM GARY TO THE SEATTLE AREA 10 DAYS AFTER PEARL HARBOR 1941. WE LIVED FOR A SHORT TIME WITH MR AND MRS LES ASHER IN SEATTLE. WE DID LIVE IN SEATTLE FOR A WHILE THEN MOVE TO KIRKLAND, WA WHERE WE LIVED IN A HOUSING PROJECT AT THE TIME. IT MORE RECENTLY WAS THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS TRAINING FACILITY. WE MOVED TO REDMOND, WA IN OCT 1943 INTO A 3 ROOM HOUSE. MY DAD PUT THE HOUSE ON SUPPORTS AND DUG BY HAND SHOVEL AND PICK THE BASEMENT UNTIL IT WAS READY FOR A FOUNDATION. THAT HOUSE BECAME A THREE BEDROOM, FORMAL DINING/LIVING ROOM KITCHEN AND INDOOR BATHROOM. A FULL BASEMENT WAS UNDER THE HOUSE AND THE OWNERS NOW RENT OUT THE UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS SEPERATLY.

DAD AND MOM KEPT IN TOUCH WITH LES AND GLADYS ASHER. I WOULD SEE THEIR OLDEST DAUGHTER BETTY WHEN WE WOULD GO SALMON FISHING IN ILLWACO, WA.
THE STANGLAND GIRLS WERE IN THE SEATTLE AREA AND WE WOULD VISIT THEM OR THEM US. THERE WAS FLORENCE, EMMA AND ELINOR STANGLAND. DR PINARD BROUGHT MY BROTHER AND I INTO THE WORLD. I FOUND SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT A SON OF DR PINARD ALSO BECAME A DR AND WAS PRACTICING IN ISSAQUAH, WA ABOUT 15 MILES FROM REDMOND, WA. HE DIED A FEW YEARS AGO. WE USED TO VISIT BACK HOME EVERY TWO YEARS.

MY FATHER HAS THE BIRTHDATES OF THE FOLLOWING.
MYRON A. KENYON - 11-24-1865 KATHRINE ANN KENYON - 12-23-1867
CELIA VIOLA KENYON - 4-19-1898 DAISY IRENE KENYON - 2-9-1893
JAY KENYON - 10-13-1896
CELIA AND DAISY WERE MY FATHERS SISTERS AND JAY WAS HIS BROTHER.

MYRON A. KENYON WAS MY GRANDFATHER WHO WAS BORN 11-25 -1865 DIED OCT 18, 1939.
MY FATHER IS NOT BURIED IN GARY. MY FATHER WAS MYRON A. R. KENYON AND
MY MOTHER
WAS RUTH M. (JERDE) KENYON. RUTH M. JERDE WAS FROM MARRIETTA, MN. MY
GRANDFATHER MYRON A. KENYON OWNED THE HARDWARE STORE IN GARY WITH HIS BROTHER. I DO NOT RECALL WHICH BROTHER.
MY FATHER LIVED IN GARY IN 1977-1978. HAD A HOUSE MOVED ONTO A FOUNDATION 2 BLOCKS NORTH OF THE BUSINESS STREET AND ON THE STREET THE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND WAS ON. SOPHI KENYON LIVED IN THE HOUSE AFTER MY DAD REMARRIED AND MOVED TO ISANTI, MN.

ALBERT W. KENYON & JOHN D. KENYON BOUGHT OUT THE GROCERY STORE. THEN ALBERT KENYON SOLD OUT TO ELMER ROBERSON. SEEMS EACH WERE WITH JOHN ABOUT 2 YEARS.

THEN ELMER ROBERSON SOLD TO JOHN D. KENYON & JOHN OPERATED THE STORE UNTIL HE DIED ON NOVEMBER 15, 1947 OF A HEART ATTACK. JOHN HAD WORKED IN GRIFFING STORE BEFORE BUYING THE STORE.

 

JUDSON R. KENYON TAUGHT SCHOOL & FARMED AT FIRST. HE LATER OPERATED FARMERS ELEVATOR UNTIL HE & MYRON A. KENYON OPERATED THE HARDWARE STORE. THEY OPERATED THE STORE FROM 1917 TO 1939.
THANKS AGAIN
BRUCE R. KENYON
REDMOND, WASHINGTON