Mrs. Alvira Kenyon, a resident of Stephenson county since 1856, died at her home, 57 Hardin street, at fifteen minutes before midnight yesterday. Old age and a complication of diseases caused her death. She has been ill for a long time. Mrs. Kenyon was the widow of the late Perry Kenyon, for many years was a farmer of Lancaster township, residing a mile north of Freeport on the Cedarville Road.
Mrs. Kenyon, was Miss Alvira Guild before her marriage and she was born in Eastern Canada on February 12, 1832. She was married to Perry Kenyon in Canada. In 1856, Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon came west to this county and settled on a farm. They lived on the farm until the death of Mr. Kenyon, which occurred in 1891, and since then Mrs. Kenyon has lived in the city.
Five children survive. They are, Henry M. Kenyon of this city, Mrs. Emma E. Frye of DesMoines, Iowa, Charles, residing on the farm in Lancaster, Mrs. E. D. Kenyon, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Miss Josephine Kenyon at home.
Mrs. Kenyon was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late home on Hardin street. Rev. D.L. McNary, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. The internment will be in the city cemetery.
Freeport Evening Standard, April 13, 1911. Submitted by: Laurie Knickelbein Burns on 20 Jan 2002