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William R. Kent

William R. Kent

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  • Name William R. Kent  [1, 2
    Born 10 Jun 1866  Clay Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Transportation - Mechanic, Railroad Co.  
    Person ID I10601  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2012 

    Family 1 Christine E. McKee,   b. Apr 1868, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1884  Buchanan Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Clyde Alexander Kent,   b. 2 Jul 1888, Buchanan Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1950, Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F3839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lyda Smith,   b. 3 May 1857, Coal City, Owen Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Feb 1922  Owen Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F3840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1880 the census shows "William Kent," 12 yrs old, born in 1868 in IN, living with his mother Sarah Kent, 39, and two siblings: Ella, 8; and Joseph B, 4. His mother Sarah was "keeping house;" William, although only 12, was "Farming." 1880 U.S. Census, Newton Twsp, Buchanan Cnty, IA (T9, Roll 329, stamped p. 563 D).

      The LDS Collection "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," notes the marriage of William R. Kent and Christine E. McKee on 21 Jun 1884 in Buchanan Cnty, IA. William is listed as 19, the son of Alexander Kent and [unnamed] Smith. The bride, Christine E, was 18 and the daughter of Wesly McKee and [unnamed] Barkley. (LDS film 1024834; digital folder 004265542)

      The LDS Collection, "Iowa, Births and Christenings, 1830-1950," lists the birth of Clyde A Kent, the 2nd child of William Kent and "Tena McKee," in Newton, Buchanan, IA. The index does not appear to give a birth date [!!]. (LDS Film 1024825)

      The 1900 census lists William R. Kent, 33, born June 1866 in Indiana, and Christina E Kent, 32, born Apr 1868 in Iowa, living with two Iowa-born sons: "Estle W," 14, born Jan 1886 [sic]; and Clyde A Kent, 11, born Jul 1888 [sic] in Iowa. 1900 U.S. Census, Harrison Twsp, Clay Cnty, IN (T 623, Roll 363, stamped p. 148).

      The database "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1922," records that Clyde A. Kent, born in Coggen, IA, the son of William R. Kent and "Christine Mckye Kent," was married 8 Oct 1910 in Cedar Rapids, IA to "Catherine Frericks." (LDS Film 985980, ref # 14323 ).

      In 1920, William R, 54, born in Indiana, was living with his wife "Christena," 52, born in Iowa, and a daughter, Katherine I, 15, born in Indiana. William was a "Car Repairer" in a "Railway Shop." 1920 U.S. Census, (T 625, Roll 500, stamped p. 112).
    • Christine died in 1921; William returned to Indiana and remarried in 1922. The LDS Collection "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," lists a marriage between William R. Kent, born 10 Jun 1866 in Clay Cnty, IN, to Lyda Smith, born 3 May 1857 in Coal City, IN. The marriage occurred in Owen Cnty, IN on 14 Feb 1922. The groom's parents are listed as Alexander Kent and Sarah Smith. The bride's parents are listed as Jacob Hout and Susanah Sadler. (LDS Film 1312988; digital folder 4170561).

      In 1930 the census shows William R Kent, 63, living with his wife Lyda, 72. William was working at "common labor." 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twsp, Owen Cnty, IN (T 626, Roll 622, stamped p. 41B).

      The couple was still together when the 1940 census was taken in April 1940. William was 73; Lyda was 83. William was retired from employment. 1940 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twsp, Owen Cnty, IN (T 627, Roll 10833, stamped p. 45).

  • Sources 
    1. [S866] IN Census 1900, Clay|, Indiana, Clay Cnty, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T 623, Roll 363, p. 148).

    2. [S706] IA Marriages, 1809-1992 |, State of Iowa, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992", (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Online database, "Historical Record Collections," Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT, https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674842).