Bio: Kenson, Charles Wesley (1836 - 1899)

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Surnames: Kenson, Miller, Marks, Gorers, Bennell

----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin

CHARLES W. KENSON, furniture and undertaker, Alma Center, Wisconsin was born April 4, 1836, in New York State; came West, with his parents, in 1847, and settled in Dodge Co., Wis., where his father bought a farm of 240 acres. He then came, with his parents, to Jackson County, where he worked on a farm for his father for a time, and afterward for himself. In 1877, started a hardware store at Alma Center, which he sold out to E. A. Miller. In 1877, commenced his present business. Has been a member of Town Board for two terms, on the anti-license ticket.

1860 Federal Census, Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin

Charles Kenson
age: 24 years
estimated birth year: 1836
birthplace: New York
gender: Male
page: 5
family number: 41

Francis Kenson
age: 18 years
estimated birth year: 1842
birthplace: New York
gender: Female
page: 5
family number: 41

1880 Federal Census, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 269

Charles W. Kenson, white, American, male
marital status : Single
occupation : Harness Maker
father's name : D. P. Kenson
father's birthplace : New York, United States
mother's name : Mary Kenson
mother's birthplace : Ohio, United States

Household Members
self D. P. Kenson M 53 New York, United States
wife Mary Kenson F 44 Ohio, United States
son Charles W. Kenson M 21 Indiana, United States
other Lottie Porter F 18 Wisconsin, United States
other Joseph Galster M 15 Wisconsin, United States

Wisconsin Marriages

C. W. Kenson
bride's name: Eliza Marks
marriage date: 11 May 1862
marriage place: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: E. Kenson
groom's mother's name: S. Kenson
bride's father's name: Emanuel Marks

George Gorers
bride's name: Helen Kenson
marriage date: 18 Jun 1868
marriage place: Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Edward Gorers
groom's mother's name: Mary Bennell
bride's father's name: Ebenezer Kenson
bride's mother's name: Sarah Kenson

Wisconsin Death Records

Charles Wesley Kenson (vol. 3, pg. 320)
burial place: Alma Center
death date: 02 Apr 1899
death place: Alma Centre, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 62
birth date: 04 Apr 1836
birthplace: Otsego, New York
occupation: Farmer
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Eliza H. Kenson
father's name: Ebenezer Kenson
father's birthplace: NH
mother's name: Sally Kenson
mother's birthplace: NH



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