C. S. Kenney, of Norton, Kan., a physician of State-wide reputation, and the recently appointed superintendent of the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium of Newton, was born at Saranac, Mich., April 22, 1877, son of Alexander and Lois L. (Kimball) Kenney, the former a native of New York and the latter of Vermont. Alexander Kenney was a farmer and stock raiser, and our subject attended the country schools, working on the farm with his parents during vacations. He graduated from the Saranac High School with the class of 1895, after which he taught school for two years and then took the college preparatory course at Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Mich. After five months' preparatory work he entered the Detroit College of Medicine, in Detroit, Mich., in 1898, graduating in 1902 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. While attending college he worked to pay half his expenses.
After leaving college Dr. Kenney came to Kansas and located at Norcatur, where he practiced eight years, and in 1910 located at Norton and is enjoying a good practice in that town. He is a member of the State and American Medical associations, of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, the Order of Eastern Star, the Modern Woodmen of America, the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Court of Honor, and has been county health officer for three years. He spent five months studying the spread of tuberculosis for the State Board of Health, visiting sixty-five counties. Having recently been appointed superintendent of the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Newton, Kan., he will be located in that city in the future.
Dr. Kenney's success in life is largely the result of strenuous early efforts. His father died when he was two years old and his mother raised the family. He walked three miles each morning and evening while going to high school, and was never late a single morning and never out except on account of sickness. He worked in a wholesale house in order to finish his education.
The marriage of Dr. Kenney to Lola M. Corns took place May 20, 1904. Mrs. Kenney was born in Indiana, January 12, 1882, daughter of Dr. C. V. and Castillie (Le Count) Corns, natives of Indiana, who moved to Kansas in 1886. Here Dr. Corns practiced his profession and Lola Corns attended the common schools of Norcatur and later the Norton County High School at Norton. Dr. and Mrs. Kenney have two children: Grey A., born December 30, 1905, and Helen C., born July 23, 1910.Pages 57-58 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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