Seth Harmon Kenney

Seth Harmon Kenney
b: 22 FEB 1836
d: 24 MAY 1917
Honorable Seth Kenney was a noted horticulturist and had worldwide fameas Amber Cane Wizard. Served in Legislature,and was a greatphilanthropist. [See copies of his obituary published in the WatervilleSentinel, May 25, 1917 and other articles published about him.]
He moved from Massachusetts to Minnesota in 1857 and lived at Horse ShoeLake, Minnesota - Kenneyville.
  • 22 FEB 1836 - Birth - ; Williamstown, Mass.
  • 24 MAY 1917 - Death - ; Horse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Reuben Keeney II
26 OCT 1772 - 22 DEC 1853
Stephen Williams Kenney
13 NOV 1814 - 22 SEP 1897
Mary [Polly] Nightingale
1779 - 19 DEC 1860
Seth Harmon Kenney
22 FEB 1836 - 24 MAY 1917
Sophronia Cushman Alexander
9 JAN 1816 - 6 JUN 1907
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Stephen Williams Kenney
Birth13 NOV 1814Gill, Mass. - Barnstable, Mass.
Death22 SEP 1897 Horseshoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Marriage1 MAR 1835to Sophronia Cushman Alexander at Bernardston, Mass.
FatherReuben Keeney II
MotherMary [Polly] Nightingale
PARENT (F) Sophronia Cushman Alexander
Birth9 JAN 1816Bernardston, Mass./Franklin County
Death6 JUN 1907 Horseshoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Marriage1 MAR 1835to Stephen Williams Kenney at Bernardston, Mass.
MSeth Harmon Kenney
Birth22 FEB 1836Williamstown, Mass.
Death24 MAY 1917Horse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Marriage29 JUL 1859to Olive Purrington at Richville, New York
MGeorge Alexander Kenney
Birth29 AUG 1838Bernardston, Mass./Franklin County
Death2 JAN 1931Salmon, Idaho
Marriage28 FEB 1865to Loretta Olive Salisbury at Warsaw, Morristown Twp. Rice County, Minnesota Book 1865 Page 212
MCharles Henry Kenney
Birth21 NOV 1840Colerain,Massachusetts
Death18 JAN 1918Minnesota
Marriage21 FEB 1865to Euretta Jane Horton at Morristown, Minn.
MRalph Williams Kenney
Birth7 MAY 1843Colerain,Massachusetts
Death28 SEP 1899Salmon, Idaho
Marriage28 FEB 1865to Emma Melissa Coates at Fairbault, Morristown, Rice County, Minnesota Bk 1865 page 213
MFrank Eldridge Kenney
Birth7 MAR 1845Colrain,Massachusetts
Death20 NOV 1915Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marriageto Lois Purinton
MJohn Armstrong Kenney
Birth25 JAN 1847Colrain,Massachusetts
Death9 OCT 1882Horse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Marriage22 APR 1871to Ida O. Fullerton at Rice County, Minnesota
MDwight Judson Kenney I
Birth25 JAN 1848Colrain,Massachusetts
Death20 AUG 1849Massachusetts
MDwight Judson Kenney II
Birth25 NOV 1850Bernardston, Mass./Franklin County
Death12 APR 1944Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marriage18 SEP 1872to Josephine Elizabeth Haney at Minnesota
FMary Alexander Kenney
Birth4 AUG 1862Horse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Death3 JUN 1946Faribault, Minnesota
Marriage16 SEP 1878to Frank N. Horton at Horse Shoe Lake, Minnesota
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Seth Harmon Kenney
Birth22 FEB 1836Williamstown, Mass.
Death24 MAY 1917 Horse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Marriage29 JUL 1859to Olive Purrington at Richville, New York
FatherStephen Williams Kenney
MotherSophronia Cushman Alexander
PARENT (F) Olive Purrington
Birth26 MAR 1836Colerain,Massachusetts
Death29 JAN 1917 Horse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Marriage29 JUL 1859to Seth Harmon Kenney at Richville, New York
FMary Allie Kenney
Death11 NOV 1885Brooklyn, New York
Marriageto Edwin Mc Adams
MElias A. Kenney
Birth15 AUG 1860Horse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
Death10 JUN 1927Morristown Twp. Rice Co. Minn. D-23-244
Marriageto Pauline E. Hanks
MFred Kenney
BirthHorse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
DeathMoved to Portland, Oregon
Marriageto Clara
MMyron Kenney
BirthHorse Shoe Lake, Minnesota [Kenneyville]
DeathLived in Camano, Washington
Marriageto Nora
Descendancy Chart
Seth Harmon Kenney b: 22 FEB 1836 d: 24 MAY 1917
Olive Purrington b: 26 MAR 1836 d: 29 JAN 1917
Mary Allie Kenney b: 1862 d: 11 NOV 1885
Olive Mc Adams d: 21 FEB 1916
Elias A. Kenney b: 15 AUG 1860 d: 10 JUN 1927
Pauline E. Hanks b: 1863 d: 1934
Walter W. Kenney b: 22 NOV 1882 d: 26 JUL 1899
Seth Howard Kenney b: 7 AUG 1893
Beatrice Leeser b: 1893
Jesse S. Kenney b: 21 JUN 1884
Fred Kenney b: 21 APR 1893
Sophronia Kenney b: 22 FEB 1894
Clarence Kenney b: 7 SEP 1884
Mr Richard Ray Durham b: 26 OCT 1906


  1. Vicky Durham Perry on June 4, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Mabel Kenney and Mr Richard Ray Durham were my Grandparents. They had 3 children: Caroline. Harry Richard and Ray. My father was Harry Richard. His father, Richard was killed in a logging accident in Washington State. Caroline had two sons. Her eldest, Michael shot himself in the head. Her second, son of Roscoe Wheeler, is still living. Harry Richard had three daughters. I am the youngest. He resided in Clinton Twnp., MI. He lived in Canfield, Ohio at the age of 82 of Lung Cancer. His younger brother, Ray, had 3 daughters and a son.

  2. Jeff Meland on June 5, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Thank you for the information Vicky.

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