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 Dorothy Pauline “Lena” <I>Degenhart</I> Kells

Dorothy Pauline “Lena” Degenhart Kells

Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Apr 1951 (aged 75)
Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA
Burial Thayer, Neosho County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 5091505 · View Source
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Dorothy Pauline "Lena" Degenhart Kells was the fourth of five children born to Joseph and Margretha Wucherpfennig Degenhart (changed from Degenhardt), German immigrants. Her oldest brother was Joseph Christoph and her younger sister was Elizabeth Anne (Anna). Two brothers died young from eating rat poison. She was baptized at St. Bruno's Church in Pinckneyville, later lived in Franklin Co, IL, and then in Cimarron, Gray Co, KS. She lived for a time in Haskell County and Garden City in Finney County, Kansas. She married William Alonzo Kells 28 Jan 1895 in Santa Fe, Haskell Co, KS. Children were Ralph (died young of mountain fever), Clarence James "CJ", Elmer (died young), Edgar Christopher "Ed", Augusta Mae Kells Buddenhagen, Lillie Belle (Lillian) Kells Bruce Erbland Carnegie and Arthur William "Art" Kells. She moved to Parsons, Labette Co, KS about 1917 where she lived until her death 14 Apr 1951 from cancer.






  • Created by: Kim Kerr ♥
  • Added: 4 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5091505
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Pauline “Lena” Degenhart Kells (25 Oct 1875–14 Apr 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5091505, citing Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Neosho County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Kim Kerr ♥ (contributor 26047466) .