Vivian Inez Kenniston

Female 1881 - 1960  (78 years)


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  • Name Vivian Inez Kenniston  [1
    Born 27 Sep 1881  Amherst, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Occupation homemaker  [1
    Died 21 Jun 1960  Castine, Hancock, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Castine, Hancock, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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      Vivian entered Eastern State Normal School (now Maine Maritime Academy) at Castine, Maine in 1898, teaching in small schools to pay for her tuition and graduating in June, 1901. In the fall of 1900 she met Ed Conner, a fellow student whom she married
      in her family's living room. After the birth of their first child she returned to the normal school and finished
      the Advanced Normal Course in 1905. She was organizer and president of the Goodyear Women's Club, Central High School PTA, the Women's Democratic Club and League of Women Voters, all in Akron, Ohio. She also belonged to the Sixth Ward Democratic
      Club, Public Affairs Study Club, Cleveland Shakespeare Society (charter member), and the Cleveland South Side Women's Club. She was active in the Society of Mayflower Descendants, Daughters of the American Revolution (Regent of the Akron Chapter),
      National Huguenot Society, Daughters of American Colonists, National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (National Number 626), National Society of Magna Carta Dames and the New England Genealogical and Historic
      Society. She was active in the Women's Suffrage Movement, Democratic Party State Central Committeewoman, served as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1936 and vigorously engaged in local politics. She would have agreed with First
      Lady Hillary Clinton ("It Takes a Village," 1996) in the "view of government that dates back to the Pilgrims. In this view, government is an instrument both to promote the common good and to protect the individual's rights to life, liberty, and the
      pursuit of happiness." She was first president of the Mothers' Clubs of Kappa Kappa Gamma (her daughter Marian's sorority at The University of Akron) and of Chi Theta Tau. She is buried beside her husband in Castine.
    Person ID I2234  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 

    Family Edwin Solon Conner,   b. 15 Apr 1881, Penobscot, Hancock, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1960, Stuart, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1901  Amherst, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Edwin Kenniston Conner,   b. 11 Oct 1904, Amherst, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1958, Akron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. Marian Helen Conner,   b. 23 Sep 1906, Amherst, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1985, Ormond Beach, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Virginia Montez Conner,   b. 27 Jan 1910, Cleveland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1985, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F1126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S9] dunbar_tree.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 1, 2003