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Albert Emmet Kent

Male 1830 - 1901  (70 years)


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  • Name Albert Emmet Kent  [1, 2
    Born 1 Sep 1830  Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1901  Genoa, Nance, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I14514  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2018 

    Father Albert Kent,   b. 20 Jun 1800, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1853  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Lucinda Gillette,   b. 2 Oct 1801, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1855, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1825  Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F9123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adaline Elizabeth Dutton,   b. 3 Mar 1834, Colden, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1914, Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1857  Springville, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Rep. William Kent,   b. 29 Mar 1864, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1928, Kentfield, Marin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F9047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Described in his son's Yale obituary as a "merchant, banker, and founder of the packing industry in Chicago." Yale B.A., 1853.

      From Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased from June, 1900, to June, 1910. (citation details below):

      Albert Emmett Kent, son of Albert and Lucinda (Gillette) Kent, was born on September 1, 1830, in Suffield, Conn.

      After graduation he engaged in the grain and produce business with his brother in Chicago with success, but his health at length became so seriously impaired that he sought restoration in the climate of California. In 1871 he purchased a large estate at San Rafael, where he made his home, but business interests called him back to Chicago for part of the time.

      In 1885 he presented to the University funds for the erection of the Kent Chemical Laboratory, and by his will left a generous bequest for the enlargement of that building.

      He died at t,he home of his sister in Genoa, Nebr., on January 8 1901, at the age of 70 years.

      He married on July 28, 1857, Miss Adaline E. Dutton, of Springville, N.Y. She survives him with one son, a graduate of Yale in the class of 1887. A son and daughter died in early life.

      Two 1901 Nance County, Nebraska newspaper clippings posted to Albert Emmet Kent's Find a Grave page:

      First clipping: Albert E. Kent died at Genoa last Wednesday at the home of his niece, Mrs. E. L. Burk, where he was visiting. Mr. Kent was the senior member of the Kent Cattle company. He was 70 years of age and was called the pioneer packer of the west. His remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

      Second clipping: Tuesday at Genoa occurred the sudden death from heart failure of Mr. Wm. Kent, principal stock holder in the Kent cattle company. The deceased was 76 years old and his death was not unexpected as he has been a sufferer for years from heart disease.

      His home was in California, and he was in this county visiting relatives. His remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

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      [Both clippings contributed and transcribed by Linda Berney.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1998] Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England: Some Descendants of the Immigrants, Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the Descendants of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman by Thomas Townsend Sherman. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920.

    2. [S2007] Yale University Library, Guide to the William Kent Family Papers.

    3. [S2008] Find a Grave page for Albert Emmet Kent.

    4. [S2015] Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased from June, 1900, to June, 1910. New Haven, Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1910.

    5. [S2020] Commemorative Biographical Record of Hartford County, Connecticut: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families. Volume 1. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1901., date only.

    6. [S2230] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection), on AmericanAncestors.org. In print as The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol. 1-55, ed. Lorraine Cook White. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994-2002.

    7. [S2017] Find a Grave page for Lucinda Gillett Kent., year only.

    8. [S2006] Find a Grave page for Adaline Elizabeth Dutton Kent. Includes her death certificate.

    9. [S2015] Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased from June, 1900, to June, 1910. New Haven, Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1910., date only.