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James K. Lennon
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1852
Death: Aug. 13, 1928

17 June 1852 - 13 August 1928


Vice President of Citizens Bank
Succumbs at Home After
Long Illness.

Galena, Kan., Aug 13. James K.
Lennon, 76 years old, vice president
of the Citizens bank here, died
about 2 oclock this afternoon at
his home, 803 East Fifth street.

Born June 17, 1852 near Adrian,
Mich., he engaged in the lumber
business until he came to Cherokee
county about twenty years ago.
For a number of years he operated
a farm northwest of Galena, later
moving west of Baxter Springs, and
finally locating on a farm on the
Military road in the Quaker Valley
district, where he resided until five
years ago when he moved to Ga-

Elected to Bank Post.
Mr. Lennon was elected vice
president of the Citizens bank in
January. He succeeded J. H. Boice,
whose death occurred late in De-
cember. Lennon was a member of
the board of directors of the bank,
in which capacity he had served
for a year. He was a member of
the Galena Elks lodge.

He had been in ill health for the
last year. He entered a sani-
tarium in Battle Creek, Mich., a
few weeks ago, returning to his
home about two weeks ago, since
which time he had been bedfast.

He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Minnie Lennon, and two
brothers, Ed Lennon of Los An-
geles, who has been at his bedside
since Friday, and John Lennon of
Adrian, Mich.

Funeral services will be held at
9 oclock Thursday morning at the
residence, with the Rev. J. S. Sta-
pleton, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, officiating. Burial will be
in Mount Hope cemetery.

The Joplin Globe
Monday, August 13, 1928


Family notes:

Edgar Backus Schermerhorn -
Born Nov. 19, 1851 in Channahon, Will County, IL.
Died Feb. 01, 1923 Galena, KS.


Will County IL Marriage Records:
Schermerhorn, Isaac B. Backus, Jane
07/07/1850 License No. 1291

Note: Bachus/Backus was found spelled both ways. Backus was probably an incorrect spelling.


From copy of the deed from Columbus Courthouse:

This would appear to be Edgar's heirs. They all signed the Galena Belle Mansion over to their sister Minnie:

QUITCLAIM DEED of March 31, 1923
Lucius B. Schermerhorn, single [Widowed]
Byron L. Schermerhorn and Phena, his wife
Lyman Jay Schermerhorn and Jennie, his wife
Ralph Schermerhon and Matie, his wife
Minnie Kenyon Lennon


Michigan Marriages:

Schermerhorn, Lucius B. & Lottie Churchill
25 Mar 1883 Pg 209 Vol. A
Schimerhorn, Byron L. & Phena Hahn
05 Sep 1888 Pg 16 Vol. C
Schermerhorn, L. J. & Jennie Waters
12 Jan 1893 Pg 106 Vol. C
Schermerhorn, Minnie A. & Ed Kiniou
06 Mar 1889 Pg 28 Vol. C
(Groom s/b Kinion aka Kenyon??)


Cemetery information:

East Montcalm Cemetery, Montcalm Twp., Montcalms County, MI


Byron L. 10 Sep 1857 - 02 Nov 1927
Phena [Hahn] 21 May 1866 - 29 Jan 1945
Ralph E. 1885 - 1968
Maytie [?] 1886 - 1973 (w/o Ralph)

Riverside (Langston) Cemetery, Langston Pine Twp, Montcalm Co., MI


Lucius B. 09 Nov 1855 - 07 April 1935
Lottie [Churchill] 19 Jul 1880 - 27 Jun 1902
Lyman J. 1862 - 1940
Jennie L.[Waters] 1875 - 1961
Neitzel Herbert H. 1889 - 1964 (son-in-law of
Mrs. L. J. mentioned in newspaper?)


Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum:

Bottom, North side: Edgar B. Schermerhorn,
11/19/1851 - 2/01/1923
Next Up, North side: Abbie Schermerhorn,
9/27/1850 - 12/23/1915
Next Up, North side: Orpha Brannon,
3/27/1853 - 3/28/1919 Sister of Abbie
Top, North side: Ella Schermerhorn,
11/17/1877 - 1/18/1923

Bottom, South side: James Lennon
From Obit: 6/17/1852 - 8/13/1928
Next up, South side: Harriet M. Lennon,
8/ /1865 - 9/18/1910
Next Up, South side: Minnie A. Lennon,
12/07/1867 - 1/31/1939
Top, South side: Apparently empty.


First wife, Abbie Brown Simpson.

Jasper County MO. Marriage records:

Edward B. Schemerhorn - Abbie Simpson
21 Nov 1878 366 Book F
She should have been listed as Mrs. His name is incorrect. Because he was called "Ed" for Edgar, maybe they assumed he was Edward?

Second wife, Ella Marie Brace Sumner.

Harriet M. Schermerhorn Lennon
and sister
Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn Kenyon Lennon
were both married to James K. Lennon.

From Don Freeman, a Schermerhorn researcher:

Abbie was the first entombed in the Schermerhorn Mausoleum. However obviously their mausoleum was not completed when Abbie passed as she was first entombed on 12/26/1915 in the Rogers Mausoleum & then removed and entombed in the Schermerhorn on 08/26/1916. My information shows that she had the disease "gastritis" and that she had a bronze casket. So apparently their mausoleum was constructed between 01/1916 & 08/1916.


[DF] Don Freeman []

Lennon James K., 17 Jun 1852, d. 13 Aug 1928, h/o Harriet & Minnie Schermerhorn, [DF]
Lennon Minnie A., b. 1869, d. 31 Jan 1939, 2nd w/o J.K. Lennon, [DF]
Lennon, Harriet M., b. 11 Aug 1865, d 18 Sep 1910, 1st w/o J.K. Lennon, Removal from Ks. Cemetery to family mausoleum 10/01/1928, [DF]
Schermerhorn Edgar Bachus, b. 19 Nov 1851, d. 01 Feb 1923, s/o Isaac B. Schermerhorn & Mary J. Bachus, [DF]
Schermerhorn Ella M., b. 17 Nov 1877, d 18 Jan 1923, 2nd. w/o E.B. Schermerhorn, [DF]
Schermerhorn, Abbie, b. 22 Sep 1851, d. 23 Dec 1915, 1st w/o E.B. Schermerhorn, d/o Thomas Brown & Anne Smith, [DF]
Brannon, Orpha B., b. 27 Mar 1854, d. 29 Mar 1919, d/o Thomas Brown & Anne Smith, [DF]


Family links: 
  Harriett M Schermerhorn Lennon (1865 - 1910)
  Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn Lennon (1869 - 1939)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Webb City
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
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James K. Lennon, may you rest in peace.
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