Joseph Hyrum Kennington

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Joseph Hyrum Kennington

  • Birth 22 Jan 1878 Liberty, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 12 Jun 1945 Auburn, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
  • Burial Auburn, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
  • Memorial ID 30926953

Joseph H. Kennington passed away Tuesday morning June 12th at his home in Auburn. He has been ill for years and has been confined to his bed for the last six week.
Mr Kennington was one of the early pioneers of Star Valley having moved to Afton in July 1886. His father taught the school in Afton at that time.
He was born in liberty, Bear Lake County Idaho January 22, 1878. A son of William Henry Kennington and Elizabeth Lee Bracken. He was married in the Logan Temple to Sarah Jane Walton on October 1, 1902. To this couple were born ten children, two of whom proceeded him in death.
He served for two years as postmaster in Afton and then moved to Auburn. He was assistant forest ranger on the Caribou National Forest in 1907 and 1908 but because of poor health had to resign and started to farm in Auburn.
He helped survey most of Star Valley and Eastern Idaho. From 1921 to 1924 he was county Road supervisor.
He fulfilled a mission in the North Western States and has been an active church worker in his ward, having been Superintendent of the Sunday School for several years and ward clerk for 23 years. He has worked extensively in the temple and has done much research work.
Surviving him are his widow and the following children; Mrs Larissa Wilkes Bedford; Joseph Kennington, Logan; Mrs Tressa Haderlie Thayne; Mrs Alta McCombs, Logan; Mrs Medra Millward, Pocatello; Mrs Elda Nelson Newton, Utah; Loyd Kennington Auburn and Lester Kennington of the armed forces. Twenty-eight grandchildren and the following brother and sisters John Kennington, Battleground Washington, Ira Kennington, Preston, Idaho; Henry and Bert Kennington of Afton; A.R. Kennington of Fairview and Mrs Ida Jenson Afton
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 14 in the Auburn Ward.
My Dad
He's been the grandest father
Any girl ever had
And when he gets to heaven
The Angels will be glad;
There'll be such great rejoicing
Among the heavenly ones,
His mother and his father, and two
of his sons.

We'll miss him here however
His laugh and warm hand shake,
And all the many little thing
He'd do just for our sake
Whenever anything went wrong
We could depend on Dad
He'd fix it up someway, so no one
would be sad.

He's spanked us and he's loved us
And given good advice
And he's always had our respect
For an exemplary life.
He was a good church worker
He was always loving, just,
And the confidence given him were
kept in faithful trust.

And in that peaceful heaven
Where he'll find no more pain,
He'll be happy there, Dear Mother,
And relief long sought he'll gain.
When he makes his own report to
the Great and Might One
God will shake his hand I'm sure
for a work well done.

By his daughter, Alta McCombs

Kennington, Joseph H (14 Jun 1945)Star Valley Independent

Joseph Hyrum KENNINGTON is the son of William Henry KENNINGTON and Elizabeth Ann LEE
Joseph Hyrum KENNINGTON married Sarah Jane WALTON 1 Oct 1902 in Logan, Cache, UT



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  • Created by: Carol STEVENS
  • Added: 27 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30926953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Hyrum Kennington (22 Jan 1878–12 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30926953, citing Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Carol STEVENS (contributor 46861595) .