Kenneth Clifford Larson1

M, (31 August 1906 - 4 December 1971)
     Kenneth Clifford Larson was born on 31 August 1906 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.2,1 He was the son of John H. Larson and Minnie E. Sheef.1 Kenneth Clifford Larson married, at age 26, Ruth Sara Hall, daughter of Charles Edward Hall and Catherine Mary Updegraff, on Saturday, 4 March 1933 at Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.1 Kenneth Clifford Larson died on 4 December 1971 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Mahoning Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania, at age 65 years, 3 months and 4 days.2,1 He was buried on 8 December 1971 in the Montoursville Cemetery, located in Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Daniel Wallace.1
     Kenneth Clifford Larson was in the carpet and linoleum business in 1958. As of circa 1971, Kenneth Clifford Larson lived at Montoursville RD 3, Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1 His obituary was published sometime in December 1971 in the local paper, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. His obituary stated:


Kenneth C. Larson Sr., 65, a partner in the J. H. Larson Co., died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 1971, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Stricken Saturday at his home at Montoursville RD 3, Mr. Larson was taken to the Williamsport Hosital emergency room, and then transferred to Geisinger.

Born here August 31, 1906, he was a son of John H. and Minnie E. Sheef Larson.

He had been in the rug business for 51 years, starting at the age of 14 with the former A. H. Heilman Company, here. From 1923 to 1926, he was associated in business with his father. He then worked for the J. L. Hudson Company at Detroit, Michgan, and the Harry Rich Company, at Newark, New Jersey, before returning here in 1935, to rejoin his father in business.

Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth S. Hall; one son, Kenneth C. Jr., of Montoursville; a brother, Charles R., also of Montoursville; a sister, Mrs. Nelson Hill, this city; and four grandsons.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Maneval's, 500 West Fourth Street, with the Rev. Daniel Wallace, pastor of the East End Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.1

Child of Kenneth Clifford Larson and Ruth Sara Hall

Last Edited=27 Nov 2008


  1. [S262] Kenneth C. Larson, Sr. obituary, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, December 1971. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Johanna (Weiss) Edler (1915-1999) through out her life. Viewed in the home of her daughter Donna (Edler) Sayah on 1 June 1999, by Kevin Sholder. Donna Lee Edler, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA.
  2. [S151] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, January 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. KENNETH LARSON, birth listed as 31 Aug 1906, died listed as Dec 1971, issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence (not specified), last benefit (none specified). Accessed 6 May 2004.