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Alonzo A. Kenyon
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1846
Shullsburg
Lafayette County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1916
Boulder Creek
Santa Cruz County
California, USA

Alonzo Kenyon was born in Iowa County (which changed to Lafayette County about a year after his birth), Wisconsin. His family moved to Trempealeau County Wisconsin about 1863, where his father, Lyman Kenyon obtained a homestead.

He enlisted as a private on 1 Feb 1865 in company K, 46th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry. He mustered out on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Alonzo married Helen Utter on 17 May 1874, in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. He and Helen had nine known children, all of whom were born in Wisconsin:

1. Eunice Elizabeth Kenyon, born 23 July 1875, died young.
2. Roy Louis Kenyon - born 15 Mar 1878
3. Fred Lamont Kenyon born 13 Nov 1879
4. Alonzo M. Kenyon - born 4 Dec 1881, died young
5. Archie Russell Kenyon - born 4 Dec 1881 (twin)
6. Claude Culver Kenyon born 23 Nov 1883
7. Coila Emelia Kenyon born 23 Mar 1887
8. Hulbert Elmer Kenyon - born 23 July 1893, died age 10.
9. Arthur Ellis Kenyon born 02 Jul 1896

By 1910, Alonzo and Helen are living in Santa Cruz County, California with their sons Arthur and Claude. Their other children, Roy Louis, Coila, and Fred also end up settling in Santa Cruz County.

Obituary from the Santa Cruz Surf, November 2, 1916

Veteran Called Away: Alonzo Kenyon is Dead

Alonzo Kenyon, veteran of the war of the rebellion and a resident of Santa Cruz for the past ten or twelve years, died last night at his home at 58 Walk circle following an apoplectic stroke which he suffered Monday. Mr. Kenyon had been previously affected by a stroke some years ago, but in the interim had been in good health and spirits. His death was a great shock to his faithful wife, Mrs. Helen E. Kenyon, who today is receiving the condolences of many friends.

The deceased was born in Wisconsin about seventy two years ago. He served gallantly in the Civil War and is reported to have had an especially fine record as a soldier in that historic struggle. He was a well-known figure in Santa Cruz, having manufactured and sold horseradish to the merchants here for several years.

He is survived by his wife and five children. Mrs. W. Giles, Claude Kenyon, an employee of the San Vicente Lumber company, and Arthur Kenyon, a student at Heald's college live here. Two other sons, manufacturers of knocked down houses and tents, are in business in New York. The funeral will be held under G.A.R. auspices tomorrow afternoon from Wessendorf and Staffler's undertaking parlors.

Editorial Notes from Robert L. Nelson (January 13, 2001)

Alonzo Kenyon enlisted as a private in Company K of the 46th Wisconsin infantry on Feb 2, 1865 in Arcadia Wisconsin. Since that was only 3 months after his 17th birthday his parents may have had to agree to let him join. The 46th Wisconsin Regiment of Infantry was organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered into federal service on March 2, 1865. They moved to Louisville, Ky., March 5-10, and were then moved to Athens, Alabama between April 22-24, 1865. While in that area they performed duty along the line of the Nashville and Decatur Railroad (probably as guards) unit September 27, 1865 when they were mustered out of federal service and discharged. Presumably Alonzo and the 46th Wisconsin returned home as a unit.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lyman Kenyon (1814 - 1882)
  Melissa Phelps Kenyon (1821 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Emelia Utter Kenyon (1854 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Roy Louis Kenyon (1877 - 1955)*
  Fred Lamont Kenyon (1879 - 1955)*
  Claude Culver Kenyon (1883 - 1968)*
  Coila Emelia Kenyon Gillies (1887 - 1958)*
  Arthur Ellis Kenyon (1896 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alonzo A. Kenyon (1846 - 1916)
  Alphonzo Frank Kenyon (1848 - 1932)*
  Julia Kenyon Penny (1852 - 1872)*
  Daniel B. Kenyon (1853 - 1910)*
  Charles Kenyon (1859 - 1927)*
  Fredric Kenyon (1861 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: The middle initial A was rarely used, but listed on the 1900 census.
 
Burial:
Santa Cruz Memorial Park
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County
California, USA
Plot: Family Plot, Section 0
 
Created by: Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
Record added: May 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27081830
Alonzo A. Kenyon
Added by: Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
 
Alonzo A. Kenyon
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-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 2, 2009

- johnboy
 Added: Jul. 1, 2008
In honor of Memorial Day
- Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
 Added: May. 25, 2008
 
 
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