Bio: Kenyon, Myron E.
Contact:  Janet
Email:  stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

----Source: Schwarze Family Scrapbook, Greenwood Gleaner Clipping, 1957.

Railroad Man Serves Greenwood 42 Years

Greenwood--A career of almost a half century as a depot agent with the Soo Line Railroad came to an end this year for Myron E. Kenyon, who spent 42 years of that period in Greenwood. He will be 67 years old on April 29.

Since retiring the first of the year, Mr. Kenyon and his wife have found pleasure in long visits with their two children. Mrs. Harvey (Betty) Humke, Green Bay, and Lloyd Kenyon, who resides with his wife and son, Rodney, in Eau Claire, MI.

And now the Greenwood couple are looking forward to a trip to the Bahamas. Both are enthusiastic travelers and during their married life have managed trips to just about every state in the Union, parts of Canada and Mexico.

It was partly this wanderlust spirit that persuaded Mr. Kenyon to leave Wisconsin as a young man to look over that vast territory of the "Far West". He didn't stop until reaching Spokane, WA, where he worded for three of the then "giants of the railroad industry--the Northern Pacific, Great Northern and later the Milwaukee Road.

It was the older man's illness that brought the young adventurer home from the West in 1911 to begin work with the Soo Line. After a short time in Shoreham, Minn., he was transferred to Marshfield and in 1915 his work brought him to Greenwood.

His marriage to Miss Elizabeth Schmidt took place June 15, 1915, at Marshfield. Their travels together have taken them to Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver, Canada, as far south as Mexico City and country-view except for a few New England states.

Other favorite hobbies of Mr. Kenyon are woodworking and gardening, and he is active in church and Masonic affairs.

His association with the Greenwood Masonic Lodge is as long as his residence here. He is worthy patron of the Greenwood Eastern Star and a permanent member of the Commandry of Knights Templars of Wisconsin at Neillsville.

He also is a treasurer of Grace Methodist Church, a member of the Railroad Telegraphers and director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank for a number of years.

 

 


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