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George Lambert Kern[1]

Male 1877 - 1946  (69 years)


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  • Name George Lambert Kern  [2, 3
    Born 23 Nov 1877  Pleasantville, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Mason contractor, Railway employee  [7
    Died 9 Dec 1946  Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 8
    Buried 11 Dec 1946  Jericho Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 8
    Notes 
    • 1900 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Aurora Ward 1, George L. Kean, born Nov 1877, age 22, married 1 year, born PA, father born NY, mother born IL, cloth folder, with wife Albena L., born Nov 1876, age 23, married 1 year, mother of 1 child 1 living, born IL, parents born Canada, daughter Alice E., born Apr 1899, age 1, born IL, father Edward L., born April 1850, age 50, widower, born NY, parents born NY, carpenter, sister Florence H., born Oct 1872, age 27, single, born PA, father born NY, mother born IL, bindery girl

      1910 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Aurora, George Kern, age 32, married once for 12 years, born NY, parents born NY, mason contractor, owns home at 544 Front St., with wife Albina 33, children Alice 11, Evelyn 9, Lambert 7, Earl 4.

      1920 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Aurora Ward 1, George L. Kern, owns home free of mortgage at 88 Blackhawk, age 44, born US, parents born US, switchman railroad, with wife Abina 45, born Canada, parents born US, children Alice 20, born IL, stenographer calendar, Evelyn 18, born IL, Lambert 16, born IL, Earl 14, born IL, living at 88 Blackhawk

      1930 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Aurora, George L. Kern, owns home valued 6500, owns radio, age 52, first married age 20, born PA, father born PA, mother born IL, switchman railroad, wife Albina 54, first married age 22, born IL, parents born Canada, children Evelyn Harker 28, widow, stenographer insurance co., Lambert G. Kern, 26, salesman grocery store, Earl J. Kern, 24, no occupation, living at 216 Blackhawk

      1940 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Aurora, George L. Kern, 62, education 7, born PA, switchman railroad company, wife Albina G., 63, education 8, born Canada, naturalized citizen, daughter Evelyn F. Harker, 38, marital status unknown, education H4, born IL, stenographer real estate office

      Alternate date of birth: 20 Nov 1877 Date of WWI draft registration card is blurred, but www.ancestry.com says it is 20 Nov 1877.

      George Lambert Kern, 69, of 216 Blackhawk street, died this morning at 5:45 at St. Joseph Mercy hospital from injuries incurred shortly befor 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon when he was struck by an automobile driven by Raoph Norman Schleifer, 21, of Kanesville. The accident happened in North Lake street at West Park avenue. A coroner's jury meeting at the Healy chapel today returned a verdict of accidental death resulting from injuries suffered in the accident but placed no blame on Schleifer, who at the tiime of the accident was accompanied by Miss Ann Arnold, 601 North Harrison avenue. Schleifer testified that he was driving north at a speed of less than 25 miles an hour and didn't see Kern, a retired C. B. & Q. switchman, until just a second before the car struck the deceased. Kern was walking east from the west side of Lake street on the south side of the intersection when struck. Patrolman Paul Rydquist, who answered the accident call with Officer Cecil Larson, testified that there were light skid marks on the pavement when he arrived at the scene shortly after the accident. Miss Arnold also testified that she had not seen Kern until just before he was struck by the car. Schleifer was represented at the inquest, conducted by Coroner L. Victor Peterson, by Atty. Edward Streit, while the Kern family was represented by Atty. Everett Jordan. Asst. State's Atty. John Peterson was also present and interrogated all witnesses. Mr. Kern, who retired three years ago after 25 years of service with the Burlington, was born at Pleasantville, Pa., Nov. 23, 1877. He is survived by two sons, Lambert G. and Earl J., both of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Alice K. Harker of Sugar Grove, and Mrs. Evelyn K. Harker, of Aurora; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Funeral services will be held from the home, 216 Blackhawk street, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. William Richards will officiate. Interment will be in Jericho cemetery. Friends may call at the home tomorrow afternoon and evening.

      Death Certificate:
      Place of death: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
      Residence: 216 Blackhawk Street, Aurora, Illinois
      Deceased: George Lambert Kern
      Sex: male
      Race: White
      Marital status: Widower
      Wife: Albina
      Date of birth: 23 Nov 1877
      Age: 69 years, 0 months, 16 days
      Birthplace: Pleasantville, PA
      Occupation: Retired Railway Employee
      Father: Edward Kern
      Birthplace of father: Illinois
      Mother: Elizabeth Kern
      Birthplace of mother: Illinois
      Informant: Evelyn K. Harker, Aurora, Illinois
      Place of burial: Jericho Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Illinois
      Date of burial: Dec. 11, 1946
      Funeral Director: Robert H. Waldo, Healy Undertaking Co., Aurora, Ill.
      Date of Death: 9 Dec 1946
      Cause of death: Shock from fractured legs and other injuries sustained on December 8, 1946 when he was a pedestrian walking east across R. 30 about sixty feet north of the intersection of West Park Ave. and Rt. 30 was struck accidentally by a Chevrolet sedan going north.
      Attending: L. Victor Peterson, Coroner, Elgin, Illinois, 9 Dec 1946
      Filed: 11 Dec 1946, John P. Thill, Registrar [2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]
    Person ID I19266  Mindrum
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2016 

    Father Edward Leanidas Kern,   b. 12 Apr 1833, Pratt's Hollow, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1907, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Tackabury Kern,   b. 1840, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Near Pleasantville, Verango, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1862  Kendall Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 14
    • Married by Rev. John McKinney
    Family ID F13495  Group Sheet

    Family Albina Virginia Goyette,   b. 23 Nov 1875, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1945, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1899  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17
    Children 
     1. Alice Elizabeth Virginia Kern,   b. 25 Apr 1899, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1979, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Baby Girl Kern,   b. 15 Jan 1901, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1901, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Evelyn Florence Kern,   b. 30 Dec 1901, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1960, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Lambert George Kern, Sr.,   b. 13 Sep 1903, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1981, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Earl Joseph Kern,   b. 21 Dec 1905, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1968, La Mesa, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F13491  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Kern, Florence and George
    Kern, Florence and George
    Kern, George and Albina
    Kern, George and Albina
    Kern, George Lambert
    Kern, George Lambert
    Kern, George L.
    Kern, George L.
    Kern, George and Albina
    Kern, George and Albina
    Kern, George and Charles Goyette, Bricklayers Dinner
    Kern, George and Charles Goyette, Bricklayers Dinner
    Kern, George, Charles Goyette and Art LaRue, Bricklayers Union
    Kern, George, Charles Goyette and Art LaRue, Bricklayers Union

    Documents
    Kern, George - Medal, front side
    Kern, George - Medal, front side
    Kern, George - Medal, reverse side
    Kern, George - Medal, reverse side
    Kern, George Lambert death certificate
    Kern, George Lambert death certificate

    Headstones
    Kern, George L., Albina V., Lambert G., Dorothy M. and Harker, George J., Evelyn Kern
    Kern, George L., Albina V., Lambert G., Dorothy M. and Harker, George J., Evelyn Kern

  • Sources 
    1. [S1860] Marjorie Anderson GEDCOM, August, 2003.

    2. [S1861] Records of Alice Kern.

    3. [S1867] State of Illinois Certificate of Death, Registered No.: 695.

    4. [S3835]

    5. [S7864]

    6. [S8439] (New York, American Bible Society, 1868), 20 Nov 1877.

    7. [S1869]

    8. [S1867] State of Illinois Certificate of Death.

    9. [S2924]

    10. [S2922]

    11. [S2923]

    12. [S6454]

    13. [S351] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com.

    14. [S1877] State of Illinois - Index of marriages,1851-1900.

    15. [S1861] Records of Alice Kern, place.

    16. [S1869] date.

    17. [S1952] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900.