Schuyler David Kenney

Schuyler David Kenney
b: 4 NOV 1890
d: 24 MAR 1962
Biography
Schuyler was born in the Township of Kasota, County of Le Sueur.[Birth Certificate] A copy of a letter from his Loving Aunt Eva [sisterof his mother Mary Janette] written to him on November 5th welcoming hisbirth and telling him of two aunts and one uncle living in Le Sueur. Shementioned that his " grandfather's eyes were quite poorly ant that he wasat Waterville yesterday". [David H. Semans was Mary Janette's father.]
"Schuyler Kenney was a barber in St. Paul in his early years before hebecame affiliated with the Blind as Secretary and Treasurer for theMinnesota Organization for the Blind for many years. Schuyler was aMethodist and Rose was a Catholic. In 1914 Schuyler began having troublewith his eyes and was no longer able to work as a barber. Rose worked atDayton's Department Store in the dressmaking department then. Schuylertook little Marie at age 9 months to live with his parents in Waterville,Minnesota. In 1918, Schuyler regained much of his eyesight and was ableto work again, so Marie went back to live with her parents. Rose gavebirth to a son, but died giving birth, and the baby lived only fourdays. Marie went back to her grandparents. A couple years laterSchuyler married Marian." - Mary McRoberts - "William Semens" page151-152
Schuyler grew up in Waterville, Minnesota and I assume attended schoolthere. He also attended Carlton College at one time. There is
a picture of him in his father's barber shop.
He married Marian Lucille Throckmorton in 1921 [who was born blind]and they had three children.
Apparently Schuyler had a problem with his eyes for some time. I wastold that he loved to read and was instructed not to read so much. Hiseyesight left him suddenly in 1936. He may have attended a school forthe blind because he was able to read braille and was able to travelaround the city by himself. He knew the streets of Minneapolis and St.Paul very well and could always direct us when we visited them inMinneapolis. He loved to play penny ante poker [the cards were marked inbraille] and checkers. He played checkers on a special board withspecial checkers and could surprise his opponents with scientific gameplans. He was particularly adept in the math department doing problemsin his head faster than one could work on paper. He loved a gooddiscussion [argument] and usually won his point. The "Talking Books"arrived weekly and Schuyler spent many hours 'reading' these books.
During the depression of 1929-1931, he was trained to become a pianotuner which he did for many years. Sometime in 1940 he began to work asa Field Representative for the United Blind of Minnesota, Inc. and workedfor this organization until his death. He and Marian were very active inthe organization and enjoyed many friendships there. They traveled tomany of the conventions nationally. Barbara often traveled with them andwas their guide. He enjoyed traveling and socializing.
Facts
  • 4 NOV 1890 - Birth - ; Waterville, Minn. Le Sueur County
  • 24 MAR 1962 - Death - ; Minneapolis, Minn. Hennepin County
Ancestors
   
Henry E. Kenney
13 MAR 1822 - 16 SEP 1884
 
 
Edward D. Kenney
12 MAR 1859 - 22 MAY 1944
  
  
  
Ermina Holden
29 JAN 1839 - 5 MAY 1906
 
Schuyler David Kenney
4 NOV 1890 - 24 MAR 1962
  
 
  
David Harrison Semans
9 AUG 1846 - 20 MAR 1907
 
 
Mary Janette Semans
28 JAN 1868 - 8 AUG 1947
  
  
  
Eliza Vail [Vale]
15 MAY 1849 - 9 OCT 1927
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Edward D. Kenney
Birth12 MAR 1859Greenfield, Mass./Franklin County
Death22 MAY 1944 Waterville, Minn./Le Seuer County
Marriage15 JUL 1888to Mary Janette Semans at Waterville, Minn. Married 55 years
FatherHenry E. Kenney
MotherErmina Holden
PARENT (F) Mary Janette Semans
Birth28 JAN 1868Faribault, Minnesota/Blue Earth County
Death8 AUG 1947 Waterville, Minnesota/ Waterville, Minnesota/LeSeuer County
Marriage15 JUL 1888to Edward D. Kenney at Waterville, Minn. Married 55 years
FatherDavid Harrison Semans
MotherEliza Vail [Vale]
CHILDREN
FFloah Etta Kenney
Birth24 MAY 1895Waterville, Minnesota
Death8 MAR 1971Armour, South Dakota
Marriage22 JUL 1917to Albert Vernon Clements at Waterville, Minnesota.
MSchuyler David Kenney
Birth4 NOV 1890Waterville, Minn. Le Sueur County
Death24 MAR 1962Minneapolis, Minn. Hennepin County
Marriage1913to Rose Marie Wagner at St. Paul, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Marriage20 AUG 1921to Marian Lucille Throckmorton at St. Paul, Minnesota
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
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) 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) Marian Lucille Throckmorton
Birth29 NOV 1897Sioux City, Iowa/Woodbury County [Birth Certificate]
Death28 JUL 1975 St. Paul, Minnesota
Marriage20 AUG 1921to Schuyler David Kenney at St. Paul, Minnesota
Marriage4 MAR 1966to Good Hume Eachus at Salem English Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
FatherWallace W. Throckmorton
MotherEmmaletta Ann Colwell
CHILDREN
MRichard Edward Kenney
Birth5 SEP 1922ST. Paul, MN
Death24 DEC 1990Kaiser Hospital, Sacramento, CA
Marriage29 DEC 1945to Private at Bemidji, Minnesota - First Lutheran Church
MDale Robert Kenney
Birth5 APR 1929St. Paul, Minnesota
Death22 JUL 1998Millington or Memphis, Tennessee
Marriage31 OCT 1953to Dellie Thelma Waxler at Hernando, Mississippi
FBarbara Ann Kenney
Birth6 NOV 1937Minneapolis, Minnesota
Death23 JUL 2004Savage, Minnesota [Debbie's home]
Marriage28 JUL 1956to Darwin Elwood Fatland at Salem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marriage1969to Leonard Toyvo Marsyla at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marriage21 MAR 2001to Herbert Miller at Las Vegas, NV
Descendancy Chart
Schuyler David Kenney b: 4 NOV 1890 d: 24 MAR 1962
Rose Marie Wagner b: ABT. 1891 d: 15 JAN 1919
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
Baby Boy Kenney b: 15 JAN 1919 d: 19 JAN 1919
Marian Lucille Throckmorton b: 29 NOV 1897 d: 28 JUL 1975
Richard Edward Kenney b: 5 SEP 1922 d: 24 DEC 1990
James Richard Kenney b: 1 AUG 1947 d: 11 SEP 1980
Melanie Homick b: 2 MAR 1945 d: 5 DEC 2009
Dale Robert Kenney b: 5 APR 1929 d: 22 JUL 1998
Dellie Thelma Waxler b: 17 SEP 1914 d: 5 FEB 2009
Barbara Ann Kenney b: 6 NOV 1937 d: 23 JUL 2004
Darwin Elwood Fatland b: 27 JUL 1936 d: 28 DEC 2004
Leonard Toyvo Marsyla b: 26 JUN 1924 d: 1994
Herbert Miller b: 20 MAR

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