Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner

Raymond Edward Fenner


Raymond Edward Fenner Sr. (courtesy of Richard Arthur Fenner)

Raymond Edward Fenner Sr. (courtesy of Richard Arthur Fenner)

[b 11 Dec. 1887 at Worchester, MA; d 23 Oct. 1978 at Springfield, MA] Raymond Edward Fenner m 1st Edith Watt Daniels [b 8 Mar. 1888 at Brooklyn, NY; d 25 Jan. 1970 at Bedford, MA], daughter of Harry Daniels and Barbara Watt, on 27 March 1912 in Providence, RI. Raymond m 2nd Amy Maria Dahlgren [b 4 Oct. 1905; d 31 July 2003] on 20 February 1944 in Riverside Chapel, NYC, daughter of Oscar Edwin Dahlgren and Hildah Olson.

When Raymond’s father Edward Delevan Fenner died in 1905, the family was left in bad financial straits. Ray’s mother, Addie, made Ray go to his uncles and ask for help. He hated asking and was turned down by them. Among his jobs to support the family was lighting and dousing the gas street lights, which was a six mile walk twice a day. What money he had accumulated over the next 25 years was lost when the stock market crashed and banks failed in 1929. By the time he married Amy in 1944 these events, coupled with his concern for Amy after he was gone (she was 18 years younger than him), caused him to remain quite frugal for the rest of his life. He owned a 1956 Ford which he maintained in showroom condition until his death. It was one of only three cars he owned over a period of about seventy years.

Child of Raymond and Edith Daniels:

1. Raymond Edward Jr. [b 6 Dec. 1914; d 9 Apr. 1983] m Dora Willett.

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

1. Email from Richard Arthur Fenner, 26 June 2019.