Dr Foster Ray Kenner

Dr Foster Ray Kenner

Birth
Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 May 1892 (aged 68)
Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Burial Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Plot PA-B01-L20-G02
Memorial ID 39949963 · View Source
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FOSTER KENNER, was the son of Robert Harrison Kenner and Hannah Stubblefield Foster, was born in Kentucky December 9, 1823. Two of his grandfathers served in the war of the Revolution, one as a naval commander, the other under Washington on land. He was raised in Kentucky and studied medicine at Louisville. He was married in that State to Sarah K. Kirkwood. They had four children: Scipio A., of Salt Lake City, an attorney, newspaperman and member of the State Legislature; Robert J., a mining man in the Klondike; Mary E. and William H., a newspaperman in Idaho. His first wife died in Kentucky and he married Elizabeth E. Townsend, who soon died. He then removed to Iowa, being station agent at Keokuk, where he was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, and built Kenner Lodge. In 1860 he came to Utah and located in Salt Lake City, where he resided until 1867, when he removed to Manti with a stock of general merchandise and kept a store for two years.

He took an active part in the Black Hawk war, holding the rank of Colonel. He was a contractor in building the Denver & Rio Grande railway. He served as a director in the Co-op store and a member of the City Council for several years. He was a very active and prominent Democrat and was once a candidate for Mayor, being defeated by one vote.

His third wife was Carolina Schneebly, born in Switzerland September 8, 1838. They were married in Salt Lake City by President Brigham Young. He died in Manti May 27, 1892.



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  • Created by: Dawnetta
  • Added: 27 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39949963
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Foster Ray Kenner (9 Dec 1823–27 May 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39949963, citing Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Dawnetta (contributor 46866303) .