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Clyde Alexander  Kent

Clyde Alexander Kent

Male 1888 - 1950  (62 years)

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  • Name Clyde Alexander Kent  [1, 2
    Born 2 Jul 1888  Buchanan Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Transportation - Illinois Central Railroad, inspector 
    Died 3 Oct 1950  Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Linwood Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I153  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2014 

    Father William R. Kent,   b. 10 Jun 1866, Clay Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Christine E. McKee,   b. Apr 1868, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1884  Buchanan Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F3839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bertha Ina Newens,   b. 30 Dec 1884, Tipton, Cedar Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1981, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1938  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 12:43:00 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katherine Frericks,   b. 11 Jun 1884, Terre Haute, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1937  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Y  [4
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2012 17:18:32 
    Family ID F2238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Clyde Alexander Kent
    Clyde Alexander Kent
    7 Sep 1947

  • Notes 
    • The Iowa "Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947," records Clyde A Kent as born 2 Jul 1887 [sic] in Newton, Buchanan Cnty, IA, and states that his father was William Kent, 21; and his mother "Tena McKee," 21. (LDS Film 1024825)

      The 1900 census lists Clyde A Kent, 11, born Jul 1888 [sic] in Iowa, living with his parents, William R. Kent, 33, born June 1866 in Indiana, and Christina E Kent, 32, born Apr 1868 in Iowa. Also in the home was a brother, "Estle W," 14, born Jan 1886 [sic]. 1900 U.S. Census, Harrison Twsp, Clay Cnty, IN (T 623, Roll 363, stamped p. 148).

      The database "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1922," records that Clyde A. Kent, born in Coggen, IA, the son of William R. Kent and "Christine Mckye Kent," was married 8 Oct 1910 in Cedar Rapids, IA to "Catherine Frericks," born abt 1885 in Terre Haute, IN, the daughter of U.D. Frericks and Minnie Myers Frericks. (LDS Film 985980, ref # 14323 ).

      Clyde's WW I Draft Registration Card (5 Jun 1917) indicates that he was 30 yrs old, born 2 Jul 1886 [sic] in Buchanan Cnty, IA, and that he was an inspector for the Illinois Central Railway, employed in Cedar Rapids, IA. He claimed an exemption from the draft because he was the sole support of his wife and her father.

      In 1920 the census shows Clyde, 33, living in Cedar Rapids with his wife Catharine, 34, born in Indiana. Clyde was employed as a mechanic in a "rail shop." 1920 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 625, Roll 500, stamped p. 75B).
    • News article, Cedar Rapids [IA] Gazette (?) (no date - 1938?):
      "Mrs W. D. Snouffer and C. A. Kent Wed
      "Announcement has been made of the marriage of Mrs. W. D. Snouffer, 1531 Washington avenue SE, and C. A. Kent, 1511 D avenue NE, which took place Sunday evening [20 Nov 1938] at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Nelson in Rahway, N.J. The Rev. P. Schroder, captain and chaplain in the United States army at Fort Monmouth, N.J., performed the ceremony.
      "Mrs. Nelson is the daughter of Mrs. Kent. Guests at the wedding were Mrs. Kent's sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snouffer of New York City, Lieutenant and Mrs. William H. [sic] Snouffer of Fort Monmouth, and Mrs. and Mrs. Nelson and their children.
      "Mr. and Mrs. Kent returned to Cedar Rapids Tuesday evening from New York City.... Mr. Kent has been an employe of the Illinois Central Railroad many years.
      "Tuesday evening the Kents were honored by a group of relatives, calling at their home for a surprise party and picnic supper. The honored couple were presented a gift."
    • The 1940 census lists Clyde Kent, 52, living with his wife, Bertha, 54, at 1511 D Avenue, Cedar Rapids. He still worked as a mechanic for a "Railroad," 1940 U.S. Census, Prct 2, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 627, Roll 1175, stamped p. 552 B)
    • An article in the Illinois Central Magazine, p. 44 (May 1946), reports:
      "Clyde A. Kent, car inspector for the Illinois Central here [Cedar Rapids, IA] and president of the Cedar Rapids Service Club, has 38 years of railroad service. Shown with him in the picture accompanying this column is his grandson, Bill Snouffer.
      "Bill's 2 sisters, Noel and Anne, and a brother, Richard Kent Snouffer, are equally eager to ride 'grandpa's train.' *** "
    • The Cook County, IL, "Death Index, 1908-1988," records that Clyde Alexander Kent died 3 Oct 1950 in Cook Cnty, IL. (File # 6072087) His wife Bertha reported in her family history charts that Clyde died at the Illinois Central R.R. Hospital in Chicago.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Bertha Newens|, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Newens & Snouffer Family Records", (Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer; unpublished charts; created abt 1960; revised abt 1970; original charts possessed by Wm.C.Snouffer).

    2. [S706] IA Marriages, 1809-1992 |, State of Iowa, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992", (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Online database, "Historical Record Collections," Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT, https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674842).

    3. [S866] IN Census 1900, Clay|, Indiana, Clay Cnty, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T 623, Roll 363, p. 148).

    4. [S7] Cem - Linwood, Cedar Rapids, IA|, Genealogical Soc'y of Linn Cnty, IA, "Linn County, Iowa Cemeteries, Linwood, Cedar Rapids", (Genealogical Society of Linn Cnty, IA, PO Box 175, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 : 2001), p. 208.