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Willard G. Kenyon 1836-1907


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 9/21/2019 at 12:57:31

W. G. Kenyon

A resident of this city for nearly half a century, W. G. Kenyon, one of its best known and honored citizens, answered the final summons last Friday and passed to the dreamless night of long repose.

Willard G. Kenyon, was born in Oswego county, state of New York, August 3, 1836. When twenty years of age he came to this state, locating in Dubuque, later he went to Colorado and remained there three years, until 1862, when he came to this city which has ever since been his home.

On the 31st day of December 1862, at Delhi, Iowa, he was joined in marriage with Miss Mary E. Marvin, who survives him.

Soon after coming to this city he engaged in the grocery trade, which occupation he followed almost continuously, until several years ago when he dispensed of his interest in the business to his then partner, Mr. Cal Atkinson. Soon thereafter he invested considerable of his income in the
purchase of real estate in South Dakota, and has spend much of his time improving his holdings there.

About four weeks ago he returned from an absence of several months in Dakota, He had been ailing for several weeks, but his illness was not considered serious until a few days after his arrival home. Immediately on his home coming a physician was summoned and everything done that skill and loving hearts and willing hands could, to restore him to health.

Mr. Kenyon was for many years one of the leading business men of this city, and will be remembered by all who knew him; as a man of the highest integrity. He was public spirited, kind, generous and every ready to lend a helping hand to those needing and deserving aid. He was a consistent
member of his Congregational church of this city, and his life was in every respect an exemplary one.

He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. C. W. Ferris and Mrs. E. H. Hruby of this city and Mr. Harry Kenyon of Chicago.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the family residence, Rev. W. J. Suckow, pastor of the Congregational church officiating.

At the close of the services the remains were taken charge of by the brothers of the Masonic lodge of this city, of which the deceased was a member, and at the cemetery were by them, is conformity to the rites of their order, consigned to their last resting place.

Manchester Democrat, Manchester, Iowa February 13, 1907


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