91st PA--George B Kenworthy

George B Kenworthy

Before the war

He was born in 1845, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 5 (35 in 1880), 7 (21 in 1864), 9 (1845), 10 (16 in 1860), 11 (25 in 1870), 15 (6 in 1850), 17 (40 at death in 1881)19 (1845). place: 7, 9, 10, 11, 5, 15, 17, 19]

In 1850, he was living in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with William Guyer and (apparently) Guyer's family. He had attended school within the year. [source: 15]

In 1860, he was living in the 17th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Thomas and Lydia Gifford. He had attended school within the year. [source: 10]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 7]

During the war

He also served in company E of the 33rd Pennsylvania Militia. [source: 16]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 26 January 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burke. He was a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 7, 23]

On 7 January 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 January 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 6]

On 20 January 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 30 January 1865. He returned on 1 February 1865. [source: 4]

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted to first sergeant, effective 1 July 1865. [sources: 1, 3]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was then a first sergeant. [source: 1, 23]

After the war

On 15 April 1869, he married Laura Anna Goodyear. She was born on 11 March 1851, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to John Goodyear and Caroline Flennert. They had four children. All were still alive in 1910.

[sources: 9, 11, 12, 13, 19]

In 1870, he was living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Laura. He was a clerk in an office. [source: 11]

In 1880, he was living at 2309 Master Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a foreman. He was living with his wife Laura, and their children Thomas, Carrie, Martha, and Allie. [source: 5]

He died on the evening of 24 January 1881, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was accidentally killed on the Reading Railroad, by being caught between the bumpers of two cars, 'while attempting to pass between two sections of a train'. He was a foreman, for the Knickerbocker Ice Company. He was married. He died at, or was buried from, his residence, 1701 Bouvier Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 30 January 1881, he was buried in American Mechanics' Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Invited to the funeral were members of Chosen Friends' Lodge, No 100, International Order of Odd Fellows, Social Friends Lodge, No 9 Knights of Pythias, and Keystone Lodge, No 271, A M M H R A [?] Chapter No. 189 [?]. [sources: 9, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21]

On 13 September 1890, his widow, Laura A Kenworthy, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 8, 16]

In 1900, his widow was living at 1743 Gratz Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with their children Thomas, Martha, and Alice. [source: 12]

In 1910, his widow was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with their children Thomas and Martha. [source: 13]

In 1920, his widow was living at 2022 20th Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with their children Thomas, Martha, and Alice, and Alice's family. [source: 14]

On 10 December 1928, his widow, Laura G Kenworthy, died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 19, 22]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 special order 3, HQ 91st PA, 7 January 1865

3 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (Geo B Kenworthy)

4 enlisted men's furloughs (Geo B Kenworthy)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 370, microfilm series T9, film 1178page 307B = 2 handwritten] (George B Kenworthy)

6 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (George B Kenworthy)

7 company C, descriptive roll, entry 114 (George B Kenworthy)

8 pension index, by name (George B Kenworthy)

9 "The Goodyear family of Lancaster and Cumberland Counties, PA", a gedcom available on Rootsweb WorldConnect (viewed 20 July 2006) (George B Kenworthy)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia City, 17th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 823 = 237 [?] handwritten (George Kenworthy)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward 63rd district, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 217 = 194 handwritten] (George Kenworthy)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 712, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 176 = 1 B handwritten] (Lara G Kenworthy)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 760, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 236 = 6B handwritten] (Laura G Kenworthy)

14 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1069, microfilm series T625, film 1633, page 264 = 3A handwritten] (Laura G Kenworthy)

15 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Bristol Township, microfilm series M432, film 824, page 102 = 37 handwritten] (George B Kenworthy)

16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (George B Kenworthy)

17 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 January 1881 (Geo Kenworthy)

18 'Local intelligence', Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday 25 January 1881, page 3 (George Kenworthy)

19 'The Gutjahr/Goodyear family', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Robert Goodyear, last updated 22 May 2011, accessed 22 September 2013 (George B Kenworthy)

20 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Saturday 29 January 1881, page 5 (George B Kenworthey [sic])

21 Find a grave, memorial 94607148, created by joyce collins, added 31 July 2012, accessed 22 September 2013 (George B Kenworthy)

22 Pennsylvania death certificate indices, 1928 ("Kenworthy,Laura G;--122124;Phila;Dec.10.")

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George B Kenworthy)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 22 September 2013)
1930 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 22 September 2013)
1940 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 22 September 2013)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 22 September 2013)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 September 2013)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 September 2013)

Display


George B Kenworthy in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

George B Kenworthy in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Bristol Township, microfilm series M432, film 824, page 102 = 37 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line27282930313233
Dwellings visited253      
Families visited253      
NameWilliam GuyerSusan GuyerAnna M GuyerAlbert GuyerJohn GuyerEmma GuyerGeorge B Kenworthy
Age454515131156
SexMFFMMFM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsStorekeeper      
Real estate owned       
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Married within year       
Attended school within year   1 11
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia City, 17th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 823 = 237 [?] handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line101112
Dwelling number230  
Family number248  
NameThos GiffordLiddea "George Kenworthy
Age384016
Sex" [sc. m]fm
Color   
OccupationPaper Carrier  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate3000  
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]EnglandPa
Married within year   
Attended school within year  1
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward 63rd district, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 217 = 194 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension (see entry #8 above); note (2) that his occupation does not match his occupation in the 1880 census]
line2627
Dwelling-house number1173 
Family number1343 
NameKenworthy George- Laura
Age2519
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationClerk in OfficeKeeps house
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
BirthplacePennaPenna
Father foreign born  
Mother foreign born  
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within yearAprApril
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 370, microfilm series T9, film 1178page 307B = 2 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension (see entry #8 above)]
line313233343536
street nameMaster St
house number2309     
dwelling visit #16     
family visit #16     
nameKenworthy George B" Laura A" Thomas Edward" Carrie Mabel" Martha" Allie [?] Bond
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFF
age35289736/12
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationForemanHouse keepingAt SchoolAt SchoolAt HomeAt Home
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvania" "" "" "" "" "
father's birthplacePennsylvania" "" "" "" "" "
mother's birthplaceEnglandPennsylvania" "" "" "" "

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 712, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 176 = 1 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line59606162
streetGratz St
house number1743   
dwelling number11   
family number12   
nameKenworthy Lara G- Thomas- Martha- Alice
relationshipHeadsonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWW
sexFMFF
birth dateMar 1851Aug 1870July 1877Nov 1879
age49292220
married?W [?]SSS
# years married    
mother of how many children?4   
# of children living4   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupation  Teacher (school)Teacher (school)
# months not employed  00
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 760, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 236 = 6B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line767778
street[illegible]
house nr2021  
dwelling nr185  
family nr178  
nameKenworthy, Laura G- Thomas E- Martha
relationshipHeadsonDaughter
sexFMF
colorWWW
age583932
marital statusWdS [?]S
#years present marriage   
mother of # children4  
mother of # living children4  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationnonewatchmanteacher
nature of industry etc. parkpublic schools
employer etc. WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909 00
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1069, microfilm series T625, film 1633, page 264 = 3A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line91011121314
street20th St
house number2022     
dwelling visit number49     
family visit number52     
nameKenworthy, Laura G- Thos E- Martha CClark Alice K- Rudolph- Elizabeth
relationshipheadsondaughterdaughterson in lawgranddaughter
own/rentO     
free/mortgaged (if owned)F     
sexFMFFMF
raceWWWWWW
age at last birthday684942404010
marital statusWdSSMMS
year of immigration      
naturalized/alien      
year of naturalization      
attended school since Sept 1919     yes
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew Jersey
native language      
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaVirginiaPennsylvania
father's native language      
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language      
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
occupationnonewatchmanteachernoneSuperintendentnone
industry, business Trust Copublic school Mfg paper 
employment status WW W 
number of farm schedule      

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kenworthy George B.
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 1" Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 January 1881, Geo Kenworthy]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Geo Kenworthy
2. Color, white
3. Sex, male
4. Age, 40 years
5. married
6. Date of Death, Janary 24th 1881
7. Cause of Death, Accidentally Killed on Reading R.R.
Nino [??] S Janney M.D. Coroner.
per ashbridge

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Foreman Railroad [??] worker [??] Co.
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 29th
12. Street and Number, 1701 Bouvier Street
13. Date of Burial, January [?] 30th 1881
14. Place of Burial, American Mechanic Cemetery
Jesse Stone [?] Undertaker.
Residence, 1709 Uber Street
4/19/90

death notice

['Local intelligence', Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday 25 January 1881, page 3]
[transcribed 22 Sep 13, from GenealogyBank]

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
Miscellaneous.
...

Last evening George Kenworthy, aged about forty years, residing No 1701 Bouvier street, and an employee of the Knickerbocker Ice Company was killed by the cars of the Reading railroad at Twenty second and Pennsylvania avenue, while attempting to pass between two sections of a train. He was caught between the bumpers.

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Saturday 29 January 1881, page 5]
[transcribed 22 September 2013, from GenealogyBank]

KENWORTHEY [sic] -- Suddenly on the evening of the 24th instant, GEORGE B KENWORTHEY [sic] in the thirty seventh year of his age

The relatives and friends, also Chosen Friends' Lodge, No 100, I O O F, Social Friends Lodge, No 9 K of P, Keystone Lodge, No 271, A M M H R A [?] Chapter No. 189 [?], are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, No 1701 Bouvier street, on Sunday, 30th instant, at 1 o'clock P M Interment at Mechanics' Cemetery


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