Biography of Walter B. Kenyon


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Kenyon, Walter B., was born in the town of Ira, Cayuga county, June 17, 1852. His father, James Henry Kenyon, was a native of Jefferson county, where his parents moved in the early days. James Henry married Mary, daughter of Hodge Wendell, and through life was identified as a farmer; he died in 1863 from the effects of being bitten by a mad dog. Walter B. Kenyon was educated in the common schools, and in 1874 married Caroline, daughter of Daniel Fawdry, and they have one son and one daughter: David D. and Grace. Mr. Kenyou is one of the self-made men of Jefferson county, a practical and successful farmer, taking an active interest in school and church matters and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and its people.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898