Joseph Porter Cawthon Jr.

M, ID# 20402, b. 8 January 1918, d. 11 March 1995
  • Birth*: He was born on 8 January 1918.2
  • Death*: He died on 11 March 1995 at age 77.3
  • Last Edited: 16 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Jun 1940, sec. III, p. 14 (naming Mrs. C. H. Puckett as his mother).
  2. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 16 Jan 2010.
  3. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 16 Jan 2010 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Granbury, Tex. when he died).

J. Lanty Miller

M, ID# 20404, b. 23 June 1867, d. 8 January 1950
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: Maggie _____ b. 1868, d. 1927

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 8 May 1928, pt. I, p. 11 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Miller) (naming Mrs. Mary Miller as his mother).
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 13.
  3. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 13 (stating that she was the wife of Lanty Miller).

Alexander Beaton Miller

M, ID# 20405
  • Last Edited: 6 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 8 May 1928, pt. I, p. 11 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Miller) (naming Mrs. Mary Miller as his mother).

Mattie E. Miller

F, ID# 20406, b. 13 October 1857, d. 10 January 1930
  • Other Names*: Mattie Miller.3
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 8 May 1928, pt. I, p. 11 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Miller) (naming Mrs. Mary Miller as her mother).
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 109.
  3. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 8 May 1928, pt. I, p. 11 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Miller).

Ursula Kate Miller

F, ID# 20407, b. 13 March 1872, d. 15 August 1952
  • Other Names*: Ursula Miller.3
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 8 May 1928, pt. I, p. 11 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Miller) (naming Mrs. Mary Miller as her mother).
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 109.
  3. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 8 May 1928, pt. I, p. 11 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Miller).

Maggie _____

F, ID# 20408, b. 1868, d. 1927
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: J. Lanty Miller b. 23 Jun 1867, d. 8 Jan 1950

Citations

  1. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 13.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 13 (stating that she was the wife of Lanty Miller).

Robert Buckner Miller

M, ID# 20409
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: _____ _____

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming Robert Buckner Miller as her father).

_____ _____

F, ID# 20410
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: Robert Buckner Miller

Francis Buckner ('Buck') Kenner

M, ID# 20411
  • Note*: He was named for his grandfathers.4
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming William Fitzgerald Kenner as his father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Jane [Jenny] Elizabeth Miller as his mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  4. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.

Woinder N. ('Woin') Kenner

M, ID# 20412, b. 25 January 1863, d. 11 December 1930

Woinder Newton Kenner's tombstone, Bazette Cemetery, Bazette, Tex., courtesy of Suzanne Tarkington.
  • Other Names*: Woinder Newton Kenner, Woin Kenner, Wynder Newton Kenner.
  • Obituary*: "W. N. KENNER DIES EARLY THURSDAY; NATIVE OF COUNTY
       "W. N. Kenner, aged 68 years, native of Navarro county, and resident of Powell, died Thursday morning [11 Dec 1930] at 1:45 o’clock at the residence of his son, Paul Kenner, 515 West Fifth avenue, and the funeral services will be held from the residence of his brother, W. R. Kenner, 1416 West Fifth avenue, Friday morning at 9:30 o’clock, with interment in the Bazette cemetery. Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, will conduct the services. He had been ill for some time.
       "Surviving are five children, Kathleen Kenner, Fitzgerald Kenner, Tom Kenner and Tyra Kenner, all of Powell, and Paul Kenner, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Leon Guynes, Corsicana; Mrs. C. W. Moore, Waxahachie, and Mrs. P. M. Parks, Dallas; two brothers, W. R. Kenner and Rod Kenner, both of Corsicana.
       "Active pallbearers will be J. G. Christian, H. H. Hanks, R. L. Campbell, J. A. Jackson, E. P. Breithaupt, R. T. Montfort, D. Poindexter and John Sloan.
       "Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
       "The funeral will be directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home."13
  • Note*: • He settled in Powell, Texas in the 1880s, where he farmed. His farm included land he bought from his father-in-law.
    • "W. N. Kenner, here [Corsicana, Texas] today from Powell, says he has eight sick on his farm with influenza."14,15

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 27 Dec 2019

Family: Mamie C. Moncrief b. 24 Dec 1876, d. 30 Oct 1918

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming William Fitzgerald Kenner as his father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Jane [Jenny] Elizabeth Miller as his mother).
  3. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (giving the year but not the place or date).
  4. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Woinder Newton Kenner, memorial no. 99321033, viewed on 12 Feb 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (stating that they married when Woinder was in his late twenties).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Woinder Newton Kenner, memorial no. 99321033, viewed on 12 Feb 2013 (stating on joint tombstone that she was his wife).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mamie C. Moncrief Kenner, memorial no. 99320968, viewed on 12 Feb 2013 (stating on joint tombstone that she was his wife).
  9. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (giving the year but no other information).
  10. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 11 Dec 1930, p. 5, col. 5 (obituary of W. N. Kenner), stating that he died at 1:45 a.m. and had been ill "for some time."
  11. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 11 Dec 1930, p. 5, col. 5 (obituary of W. N. Kenner).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Woinder Newton Kenner, memorial no. 99321033, viewed on 12 Feb 2013 (not giving the date).
  13. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 11 Dec 1930, p. 5, col. 5, reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun.
  14. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (first bullet).
  15. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 9 Oct 1918, p. 5, col. 1 (under "The Sick and Convalescent") (second bullet).
  16. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Woinder N. Kenner as her father).
  17. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Woinder N. Kenner as his father).
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mona May Kenner, memorial no. 99321480, viewed on 12 Feb 2013 (naming W. N. Kenner as her father).

Elizabeth Kenner

F, ID# 20413
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: Tom McClendon

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming William Fitzgerald Kenner as her father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Jane [Jenny] Elizabeth Miller as her mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  4. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.

Tom McClendon

M, ID# 20414
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332.

Betty Kenner

F, ID# 20415
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: Cyrus Moore

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming William Fitzgerald Kenner as her father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Jane [Jenny] Elizabeth Miller as her mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  4. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.

Cyrus Moore

M, ID# 20416
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: Betty Kenner

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332.

Rodham Fitzgerald Kenner

M, ID# 20417
  • Note*: He farmed the family land at Chatfield, Texas until retiring in about 1953.4
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming William Fitzgerald Kenner as his father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Jane [Jenny] Elizabeth Miller as his mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  4. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.

Carrie Cullen Williams

F, ID# 20418
  • Note*: She was from Lancaster, Texas.1
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332.

Mamie Kenner

F, ID# 20421
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming William Fitzgerald Kenner as her father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Jane [Jenny] Elizabeth Miller as her mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.

Gertrude ('Gus') Kenner

F, ID# 20422
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: P. M. Parks

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming William Fitzgerald Kenner as her father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Jane [Jenny] Elizabeth Miller as her mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  4. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.

P. M. Parks

M, ID# 20423
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332.

Jenny Elizabeth Kenner

F, ID# 20424, b. 1883, d. 1961

Jennie and Leon Guynes's tombstone, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jun 2011

Family: Leon Guynes b. 1878, d. 1922

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming William Fitzgerald Kenner as her father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Jane [Jenny] Elizabeth Miller as her mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  4. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 13 (spelling her name as Jennie and giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (spelling his name as Guymes).
  6. [S175] Supposition as to marriage, based on common grave marker.
  7. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 13 (spelling her name as Jennie).
  8. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 13 (spelling her name as Jennie) (common marker with Leon Guynes).

Leon Guynes

M, ID# 20425, b. 1878, d. 1922

Leon and Jennie Kenner Guynes's tombstone, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: Jenny Elizabeth Kenner b. 1883, d. 1961

Citations

  1. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 13.
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (spelling his name as Guymes).
  3. [S175] Supposition as to marriage, based on common grave marker.
  4. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 13 (common marker with Jennie Guynes).

Mamie C. Moncrief

F, ID# 20426, b. 24 December 1876, d. 30 October 1918

Mamie Moncrief Kenner's tombstone, Bazette Cemetery, Bazette, Tex., courtesy of Suzanne Tarkington.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 12 Feb 2013

Family: Woinder N. ('Woin') Kenner b. 25 Jan 1863, d. 11 Dec 1930

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (giving the year but no other information).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mamie C. Moncrief Kenner, memorial no. 99320968, viewed on 12 Feb 2013.
  3. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (stating that they married when Woinder was in his late twenties).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Woinder Newton Kenner, memorial no. 99321033, viewed on 12 Feb 2013 (stating on joint tombstone that she was his wife).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mamie C. Moncrief Kenner, memorial no. 99320968, viewed on 12 Feb 2013 (stating on joint tombstone that she was his wife).
  6. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Mamie C. Moncrief as her mother).
  7. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Mamie C. Moncrief as his mother).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mona May Kenner, memorial no. 99321480, viewed on 12 Feb 2013 (naming Mamie Moncrief as her mother).

Sarah Katherine Gresham

F, ID# 20427, b. 1849, d. 1909
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: David Armstrong Moncrief b. 1829, d. 1905

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332.

David Armstrong Moncrief

M, ID# 20428, b. 1829, d. 1905
  • Last Edited: 20 Feb 2010

Family: Sarah Katherine Gresham b. 1849, d. 1909

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332.

Katherine Kelsey Kenner

F, ID# 20429, b. 1896, d. 1974
  • Note*: Her birth date may have been 1989. She was postmistress in Powell, Texas.7
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming Woinder N. Kenner as her father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Mamie C. Moncrief as her mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  4. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 109 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.
  6. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 109.
  7. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (stating that she was born in 1898 and was postmistress of Powell, Texas).

Fitzgerald ('Fitz') Kenner

M, ID# 20430, b. 18 August 1900, d. 10 September 1976
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2019

Family: Virginia Lorena Christian b. 25 Apr 1908, d. 21 Mar 1933

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming Woinder N. Kenner as his father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Mamie C. Moncrief as his mother).
  3. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (giving the year but not the place).
  4. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  5. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 109 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.
  7. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 109 (not giving the date) (spelling her name as Lorene and stating that she was the wife of Fitz Kenner).
  8. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (giving only the year).
  9. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 109.
  10. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Fitzgerald Kenner as his father).
  11. [S1621] Obituary for John W. Kenner, Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 5 Dec 2019 (naming Fitz Kenner as his father). This item was viewed online on 6 Dec 2019 at https://tinyurl.com/yx3rvmx2
  12. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/index.htm (reprinting obituary of Gerald 'Gerry' C. Kenner from Corsicana [Tex.] Daily Sun, 21 Dec 2005) (naming Fitzgerald Kenner as his father).

Thyra Kenner

F, ID# 20433, b. 1903, d. 1986
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: H. R. Emerson b. 1887, d. 1966

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming Woinder N. Kenner as her father).
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Mamie C. Moncrief as her mother).
  3. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  4. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 109 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.
  6. [S175] Supposition as to marriage, based on common grave marker.
  7. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 109.
  8. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 109 (common marker with H. R. Emerson).

H. R. Emerson

M, ID# 20434, b. 1887, d. 1966
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: Thyra Kenner b. 1903, d. 1986

Citations

  1. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 109.
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332.
  3. [S175] Supposition as to marriage, based on common grave marker.

Virginia Lorena Christian

F, ID# 20437, b. 25 April 1908, d. 21 March 1933
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2019

Family: Fitzgerald ('Fitz') Kenner b. 18 Aug 1900, d. 10 Sep 1976

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming John Green Christian as her father).
  2. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 109 (spelling her name as Lorene).
  3. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above.
  4. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10, above, p. 109 (not giving the date) (spelling her name as Lorene and stating that she was the wife of Fitz Kenner).
  5. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Virginia Lorena Christian as his mother).
  6. [S1621] Obituary for John W. Kenner, Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 5 Dec 2019 (naming Lorena Christian as his mother). This item was viewed online on 6 Dec 2019 at https://tinyurl.com/yx3rvmx2
  7. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/index.htm (reprinting obituary of Gerald 'Gerry' C. Kenner from Corsicana [Tex.] Daily Sun, 21 Dec 2005) (naming Lorena Christian Kenner as his mother).

John Green Christian

M, ID# 20438, b. 29 August 1877, d. 22 October 1955
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: Gertrude Park b. 29 Mar 1882, d. 28 Nov 1955

Citations

  1. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 109.
  2. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming John Green Christian as her father).

Gertrude Park

F, ID# 20439, b. 29 March 1882, d. 28 November 1955
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2013

Family: John Green Christian b. 29 Aug 1877, d. 22 Oct 1955

Citations

  1. [S190] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 10 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1990), p. 109.

John Woinder Kenner

M, ID# 20440, b. 12 April 1927, d. 3 December 2019

John Woinder Kenner, from online obituary.
  • Other Names*: John Kenner.
  • Obituary*: "John Kenner
       "John Woinder Kenner was born April 12, 1927 to Fitz and Lorena Christian Kenner in their Christian home in Powell. He died on Dec. 3, 2019 at the age of 92 at the Kenner 'home place' in Powell.
       "John graduated from Powell High School in 1945. While in high school, John played basketball and baseball and enjoyed many successes and titles. After graduating high school, he was drafted into the Army, and at the conclusion of WWII, served in occupied Berlin, Germany. Upon discharge from the Army, John returned to Powell and the old family home place where he subsequently worked in the oil field with childhood friends and teammates Oscar Chrisman, Kenneth Ray, and Homer Wasson. He and his brother, Gerry Kenner helped his father Fitz run the Powell cotton gin.
       "Like many veterans in the Navarro County area, John enrolled in the newly established Navarro Junior College. At the time, the college was located in the old air field barracks where he met Mudge and became part of the infamous 'Barracks Bunch' of NJC. After a respectable courtship, John and Mudge were married on March 17, 1950 in Winnfield, Louisiana.
       "While at Navarro, John played on the NJC basketball team and was recognized as the most valuable player in 1948 and 1949. After attending NJC, John was offered basketball scholarships to Baylor University, Texas A&M University and East Texas State University. John chose to continue his basketball career and education at ETSU, and he and Mudge moved to Commerce where he played on the basketball team and earned his Bachelor's degree in 1951.
       "During John's 35 year professional career, he taught and coached at schools that included West Delta, Sonora, Pecos, both University and Midway High Schools in Waco, and finally at Kerens ISD. During his coaching tenure, he led teams to many titles—including a State basketball championship in 1956!
       "John was a Christian, an athlete, coach, teacher, hunter, volunteer, and lifelong learner. He was obsessive about his health and conditioning, still working out at Lott's Fitness Center five days a week even after his diagnosis with cancer. John exercised his soul as well as his body. He was a devoted Elder at the South Waco Church of Christ in Waco and served as Elder at the Kerens Church of Christ in Kerens for over 40 years. As a leader in the church, he taught many Bible classes, led singing, and preached. As a lifelong learner, John was an ardent student of the Bible, a dedicated reader of many subjects including bird dog training, history, politics, religious commentaries, and histories of old gospel hymns.
       "After returning to Navarro County in 1974, and enjoying semi-retirement, John became a Track Official for many track meets held across the state. Eventually, he became a State Track Official for the State meets in Austin, ultimately receiving an award for 25 years of continued service.
       "Never one to be idle, John volunteered in the community and served on numerous boards after retirement. Helping to establish the Board of the Chatfield Water Supply Company, he sat for many years to lead and maintain its service to much of eastern Navarro County. Upon retiring from public education and teaching, John started guide hunting at Upland Bird Company in Eureka. He and his boyhood friend, Oscar Chrisman, trained bird dogs as a 'side' to their guide hunting. John trained dogs up until 2018 when he and his daughter, Pat, completed a course and became certified Therapy Dog Handlers. John enjoyed taking the therapy dog, 'Cayd,' with him on his many visits to shut-ins at the nursing homes around the area.
       "John was known across the state, in his community, and church for his honesty, character, integrity, sportsmanship, and his generous Christ-like spirit. He will be sorely missed by his family, players, students, and friends.
       "He is preceded in death by his parents, Fitz and Lorena, aunts, Thyra Emerson, and Katherine Kenner, and one brother, Gerry Kenner of Palestine. John's mother, Lorena Christian Kenner, was killed in a train accident when John was five years old. He and his brother Gerry were raised on the family Home Place in Powell by their father, Fitz and two of Fitz's sisters, Aunt Thyra and Aunt Katherine. . . .
       "Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jimmy Glenn officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery. . . .
       "Memorial gifts may be made to the Kerens Church of Christ at 105 SW 3rd. Street, Kerens, Texas 75144.
       "An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the John W. Kenner obituary."6

Additional Resources

• His picture and a partial summary of his military service, from The Men and Women in World War II from Navarro County, Texas, p. 141, are here.
  • Last Edited: 8 Dec 2019

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming Fitzgerald Kenner as his father).
  2. [S1621] Obituary for John W. Kenner, Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 5 Dec 2019 (naming Fitz Kenner as his father). This item was viewed online on 6 Dec 2019 at https://tinyurl.com/yx3rvmx2
  3. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Virginia Lorena Christian as his mother).
  4. [S1621] Obituary for John W. Kenner, online, above (naming Lorena Christian as his mother).
  5. [S1621] Obituary for John W. Kenner, online, above.
  6. [S1621] Obituary for John W. Kenner, online, above (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).

Gerald Christian ('Gerry') Kenner

M, ID# 20441, b. 15 September 1930, d. 16 December 2005
  • Other Names*: Gerald Christian Kenner, Gerald Kenner, Gerry Kenner.
  • Note*: He attended the Church of Christ. He graduated from high school in Powell, Texas, attended Navarro College, and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He spent 52 years in oil field businesses, beginning with Copeland Well Service in Corsicana. He moved to Palestine, Texas in 1964 and began his own business, Kenner Well Service, in 1978. He was survived by his wife, four daughters, four sons, seventeen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother.5
  • Last Edited: 18 Mar 2012

Family 1:

Family 2: Peggy Goldman Alexander b. 1935, d. 2003

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (naming Fitzgerald Kenner as his father).
  2. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/index.htm (reprinting obituary of Gerald 'Gerry' C. Kenner from Corsicana [Tex.] Daily Sun, 21 Dec 2005) (naming Fitzgerald Kenner as his father).
  3. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (naming Virginia Lorena Christian as his mother).
  4. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online, above (reprinting obituary of Gerald 'Gerry' C. Kenner from Corsicana [Tex.] Daily Sun, 21 Dec 2005) (naming Lorena Christian Kenner as his mother).
  5. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online, above (reprinting obituary of Gerald 'Gerry' C. Kenner from Corsicana [Tex.] Daily Sun, 21 Dec 2005).
  6. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," above (not giving the date).

Peggy Goldman Alexander

F, ID# 20448, b. 1935, d. 2003
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2010

Family: Gerald Christian ('Gerry') Kenner b. 15 Sep 1930, d. 16 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. [S1202] Fitzgerald Kenner, "William Fitzgerald Kenner," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 332 (not giving the date).