Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Professor Alfred Monroe Kenyon

My direct connection to the KENYON branch of our family tree comes from my paternal great-grandmother, Charlotte Ellen (KENYON) HILL—she being my father's grandmother, who he did not know by name and who passed away many years before he was born. The KENYON branch of our family is the only one whose history has been researched, documented, and shared extensively. This family is where our connections to British Royalty (John I "Lackland" King of England, my 22nd great-grandfather), the Mayflower (passenger George SOULE, my 9th great-grandfather), and the Revolutionary War (several cousins, including first cousin six times removed, Oliver KENYON) originate.

The KENYON legacy also extends to the field of academics, where many years ago I found our connection to two brothers, both professors, the eldest whose education and career are documented below.

Alfred Monroe KENYON was born 10 Dec 1869 in Medina, Ohio, to Charles Champlin KENYON and Lucy Elizabeth GOULDIN. He was the eldest of three sons born on the farm that his grandfather, Samuel KENYON (brother of Joseph Champlin KENYON, the father of Charlotte Ellen KENYON), had purchased and passed on to his son. Alfred's brother, Herman Clifford KENYON, was a dentist; and his youngest brother, John Samuel KENYON, was an English professor at Hiram College.

Alfred married Grace Greenwood FINCH 01 Sep 1897 in Medina. Together they had three children: Max Alfred KENYON, Marcia Geneve KENYON, and Wilbur Westcott Clarke KENYON.

Alfred died at the young age of 51 on 27 Jul 1921 in Ashland, Ohio, while returning home to Indiana from his mother's funeral in Medina.

The following documents cover Professor Kenyon's education and career, particularly at Purdue University, in great detail. He was a very well respected and remarkable man.

Please click on the images below to view them larger. You may also download and view them in their original sizes.

Relationships generated by RootsMagic

Published with the permission of the Purdue Yearbook, "Debris" - 1899

Published with the permission of the Purdue Yearbook, "Debris" - 1900

Published with the permission of the Purdue Yearbook, "Debris" - 1914

Published with permission of the Purdue Newspaper, "Exponent" - 10 Sep 1921 Issue

Published with the permission from the Purdue Magazine, "Alumnus" - Oct 1921 Issue

Published with the permission of the Purdue Newspaper, "Exponent" - 04 Oct 1921 Issue

Published with the permission of the Purdue Newspaper, "Exponent" - 13 Oct 1921 Issue

Published with the permission of the Purdue Yearbook, "Debris" - 1922

Death Certificate. Source: Ohio History Connection 

Medina Gazette Obituary  - Aug 1921 

Grand View Cemetery, West Lafayette, Indiana
Photo courtesy of Find-A-Grave Member, Amy H. 

2 comments:

  1. There is a lot of documented history here. Thanks cousin.

    TLH

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for wanting to comment! Before you go any further please be aware:

● Comments are moderated and published as soon as possible.
● Check the "Notify me" box if you'd like to follow any conversation.
● At this time commenting does not work in the Safari browser. If I may suggest you use Firefox or Chrome, or another browser.
● If you'd rather email me use the contact form in the right sidebar.