KENNER FAMILY GRAVEYARD
MOVED TO WOODLAWN CEMETERY
Published by the LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO,
"Elvins News" column, Fri. April 23, 1920.
F. P. Kenner [a/k/a Frank P. Kenner] has recently employed our local
undertaker, Joe Diemer, to disinter the remains of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beverly
Kenner and re-inter them in Woodlawn Cemetery. The elder Kenners were among the pioneer
citizens of this county, and lived on a farm where a portion of Elvins now stands. They
were buried in the Kenner Graveyard, near the new Doe Run mill. It became evident that the
chat dump would eventually cover the spot.
Mr. Kenner had been buried 44 years; his wife had been buried 14 years.
Two small children of Honsand Kenner, a brother of F. P. Kenner were also disinterred and
removed to Woodlawn. They had been dead something near 40 years. The remains of Abe Cowan,
who had been buried 21 years ago in the Layne Graveyard were removed this week, to
Woodlawn. He was a brother-in-law to F. P. Kenner. His aged widow still lives here, but is
quite seriously ill.
The following information pertaining to the Kenner plot was
obtained from the record book for Woodlawn Cemetery. As of 2003, no stones could be
located at Woodlawn Cemetery for any of these graves.
The Kenner plot is located in Section E and contains ten grave
Lot 1: Contains Emily R. Kenner and Beverly S. Kenner. The stone is not
Lot 2: Barbara C. Cowan, wife of Abraham, died July 28, 1920 (nee Kenner), aged 78
yrs, 3 ms., 19 days.
Lot 3: Abraham Cowan, husband of Barbara C. Cowen, b. March 12, 1830, in Rosa
County, NC, died January 10, 1897, aged 66 years, 10 months and 1 day.
Lot 4: Elizabeth Albert: Born March 25, 1854, Died August 15, 1923
Lot 5: Empty
Lot 6: Dennis Kenner (Son of Frank P. Kenner) Stone, no name--from Cemetery Plot
Lot 7: Empty
Lot 8: Empty
Lot 9: Henry Delaney April 1, 1946 --no stone from Cemetery Plot Book Records
Lot 10: Two children of John H. [Honsand] Kenner. No Stone