Marie Janette Kenney

Marie Janette Kenney
b: 8 MAR 1914
d: 31 DEC 2003
Biography
Marie is the daughter of Schuyler and Rose Marie Kenney.
"Marie was brought up by her grandparents Kenney in Waterville,Minnesota. Marie's great grandmother, Eliza Semans 'Donnie', lived withthem. Marie spent many happy hours with Donnie. She attended MankatoBusiness College before she met and married Bill Dahl, a depot agent inWaterville. They bought the old Kenney homestead after Ed Kenney's deathand Mary Jenny Kenney lived the Dahls until her death. Bill wastransferred and Marie went to work in Waseca and later in Faribault andSt. Paul as a buyer in a large store. They sold the house and divorced[1949]. Marie travelled a lot to New York and Chicago with her job.
Marie married Arnold Steffen and lived in Faribault at first, thenBeaver Bay on Lake Superior. Arnold was in construction work. Later,they bought and operated a clothing store there which they sold in 1958.Marie received a permanent position as Postmaster in March 1957. Theypurchased an old landmark, a restaurant, and built the Post Office ontothe cafe. It was a thriving business with tourists from all over. Theybuilt a nice home overlooking Lake Superior. When Arnold became ill,they sold the restaurant in 1971, but Marie remained as Postmaster until1978 when she retired. In June 1979 they moved to Owatonna, Minnesotawhere they are now." Mary McRoberts -"William Semans" page 152
Arnold and Marie moved to Owatonna, MN in 1979. After Arnold's deathin 1987, Marie moved to Faribault for a short time and then to MitchellSD in 1990.
Marie died of a heart attack on December 31, 2003.
Marie was a member of Congregational UCC Church in Mitchell, the MooseLodge and the American Legion Auxiliary, she was a past president andlifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Her stepdaughter daughter Gwen Bluhm lives in Faribault, MN. She has twochildren - John Bluhm and Jody DuBay. Obituary - 2003
Facts
  • 8 MAR 1914 - Birth - ; St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 31 DEC 2003 - Death - ; Mitchell, South Dakota
Ancestors
   
Edward D. Kenney
12 MAR 1859 - 22 MAY 1944
 
 
Schuyler David Kenney
4 NOV 1890 - 24 MAR 1962
  
  
  
Mary Janette Semans
28 JAN 1868 - 8 AUG 1947
 
Marie Janette Kenney
8 MAR 1914 - 31 DEC 2003
  
 
  
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Rose Marie Wagner
ABT. 1891 - 15 JAN 1919
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Schuyler David Kenney
Birth4 NOV 1890Waterville, Minn. Le Sueur County
Death24 MAR 1962 Minneapolis, Minn. Hennepin County
Marriage1913to Rose Marie Wagner at St. Paul, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Marriage20 AUG 1921to Marian Lucille Throckmorton at St. Paul, Minnesota
FatherEdward D. Kenney
MotherMary Janette Semans
PARENT (F) Rose Marie Wagner
BirthABT. 1891St. Paul, Minnesota
Death15 JAN 1919 St. Paul, Minnesota
Marriage1913to Schuyler David Kenney at St. Paul, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FMarie Janette Kenney
Birth8 MAR 1914St. Paul, Minnesota
Death31 DEC 2003Mitchell, South Dakota
Marriage30 MAY 1936to William A. Dahl at Waterville, Minnesota
Marriage6 DEC 1952to Arnold August Steffen at Faribault, Minnesota
MBaby Boy Kenney
Birth15 JAN 1919St. Paul, Minnesota
Death19 JAN 1919St. Paul, Minnesota
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William A. Dahl
Birth27 JAN 1902Gibbon, Minnesota - son of John Dahl
Death
Marriage30 MAY 1936to Marie Janette Kenney at Waterville, Minnesota
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Marie Janette Kenney
Birth8 MAR 1914St. Paul, Minnesota
Death31 DEC 2003 Mitchell, South Dakota
Marriage30 MAY 1936to William A. Dahl at Waterville, Minnesota
Marriage6 DEC 1952to Arnold August Steffen at Faribault, Minnesota
FatherSchuyler David Kenney
MotherRose Marie Wagner
CHILDREN
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Arnold August Steffen
Birth10 JUL 1920Goodhue County, Minnesota
Death16 OCT 1987 Owantonna, Minnesota
Marriage6 DEC 1952to Marie Janette Kenney at Faribault, Minnesota
Marriageto ?
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Marie Janette Kenney
Birth8 MAR 1914St. Paul, Minnesota
Death31 DEC 2003 Mitchell, South Dakota
Marriage30 MAY 1936to William A. Dahl at Waterville, Minnesota
Marriage6 DEC 1952to Arnold August Steffen at Faribault, Minnesota
FatherSchuyler David Kenney
MotherRose Marie Wagner
CHILDREN
Private
Birth
Death
Descendancy Chart
Marie Janette Kenney b: 8 MAR 1914 d: 31 DEC 2003
William A. Dahl b: 27 JAN 1902
Arnold August Steffen b: 10 JUL 1920 d: 16 OCT 1987

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