Laura Ann Kenyon
Mrs. Laura Ann Kenyon died at her home on the Jackson drive road, north of Oshkosh, Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock as the result of a heart attack. She was born in Freeport, Illinois, September 24, 1863. She move to Milwaukee and became a life member of the Christian church there. She was a graduate of Rockford seminary, Rockford, Illinois, and was the class poet and continued to write poetry.
She and her husband, the late Ernest Kenyon, who died in 1936, came to Oshkosh in 1912 and operated the Sulphur Mineral Springs, in which business Mrs. Kenyon has continued. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January 1936, shortly before Mr. Kenyon's death. Survivors are five children, Mrs. Lillian Schroeder, Mrs. Mildred Knickelbein, and Mrs. Olive Gibson of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Perry Kenyon, of Chicago, and Ralph Kenyon of West Allis. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One grandson, David (Frank Herman) Knickelbein is serving in the Pacific in the Navy. A brother, Charles Kenyon of Madison also survives.
Friends may call at the Sitter Meyer Funeral home this evening. The body will be taken to the residence on the Jackson drive road and friends may call there from Tuesday noon to the time of services, which will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. J.R. Siemens, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Park.
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, May 24, 1943. Submitted by: Laurie Knickelbein Burns on 20 Jan 2002