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Mrs. Emma Camilla Keenan

Feb. 1942

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, February 1942

Note contributed by Kay Keele, jrkkee @ centex . net, August 2014:

Emma Camilla Everett was born August 15, 1864, in Georgia (probably Calhoun County), the daughter of Jordan Everett and Mary Jane Steadham Everett.  Her mother died in August 1873 and, left with several small children to care for, her father was married again in 1875, to Missouri Jane Kirksey in Terrell County, Georgia.  The family moved to Texas soon after the marriage where they settled in Colorado County, near Weimer.
Emma Camilla Everett grew up under the care of her stepmother and married James Kenan, Jr. on August 20, 1884, in Colorado County.  James died March 14, 1898, Weimer, Texas and was buried in the Osage Cemetery near there.  They were the parents of nine children:  Amsley C. Kenan (1886-1886); Fannie C. Kenan (1887) who married Russell G. Gilmore; Everett Kenan (1888) who married Alice Risinger; Milton H. Kenan (1889) who married Alice L. McCoy; Lena M. Kenan (1891) who married Thomas F. Farquhar; Mary C. Kenan (1893-1895); Charlie C. Kenan (1895) who married Jewel May; Ruth C. Kenan (1896-1921); and James Kenan (1898) who married Joyce M. Thompson.
After the death of her husband, Emma's father, Jordan Everett, went to Colorado County and brought Emma and her seven remaining children to Burnet County to be near the family.  She spent the rest of her life here, never remarried and died on Febrruary 23, 1942.  She was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas. 

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