Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner

Edward Delevan Fenner


Edward Delevan Fenner (Courtesy of Richard Arthur Fenner)

Edward Delevan Fenner (Courtesy of Richard Arthur Fenner)

[b 9 Apr. 1855 at South Woodstock, CT; d 8 Mar. 1905 at New Bedford, MA] On 10 Feb. 1878, Edward Delevan Fenner m 1st Ada Angelia Grant [b 13 Feb. 1858 at Putnam, CT; d 1 Sept. 1883 at Putnam, CT], daughter of Waterman A. Grant and Sarah Ann Battey. Edward m 2nd Adeline Lee Allen [b 13 Jan. 1862 at Woodstock Valley, CT; d 29 Apr. 1945 at Norwalk, CT] on 27 February 1887 in Woodstock Valley, CT. She was the daughter of Edward Milton Allen and Mary Kenyon. Edward was a builder.

It is quite likely Edward was named after Edward Cornelius Delevan [1793–1871], a wealthy businessman who devoted much of his fortune to the temperance movement. The pinnacle of his success was the prohibition of alcohol in the state of New York in 1855—the year Edward Delevan Fenner was born.

Child of Edward and Ada:

  1. Florence Ada [b 22 July 1883 in RI; d 2 Oct. 1883 in RI].

Children of Edward and Adeline:

  1. Raymond Edward [b 11 Dec. 1887; d 23 Oct. 1978] married twice.

  2. Howard Allen [b 28 Feb. 1891 at Providence, RI; d 5 Nov. 1956 at Norwalk, CT] m Mary Eleanor Allen [b 11 Feb. 1887 at Woodstock, CT; d 15 May 1962 at Norwalk, CT], daughter of John Melvin Allen and Nency Virginia Kenyon, on 31 Aug. 1919 at Manhattan, NY.

  3. Harold Warner [b 31 Mar. 1896 at Hyannis, MA; d 24 Nov. 1991 at Reading, MA] m Evelyn Westley Fletcher [1899–1976]. “Suave, handsome, well thought-of,” worked for General Motors.

  4. Stuart Kenyon [b 19 Feb. 1901; d 7 Aug. 1971] married twice.

Arthur | Thomas | Richard | Jeremiah | Joseph | Samuel | Samuel | Edward

a. Emails from Richard Arthur Fenner, 30 Nov. 2007, 26 June 2019.