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A county in Kentucky.

(APA-122: dp. 6,S73; 1. 455'; b. 62'; dr. 24'; s. 17 k.;
cpl. 536; a. 1 5", 12 40mm., 10 20mm.; cl. Haskell; T.


Kenton (APA-122) was launched 21 August 1944 by the California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. Paul A. Everett; acquired by the Navy 31 October on a loan charter basis; and commissioned 1 November at San Pedro, Captain V. B. Tate in command.

Following shakedown along the California coast, Kenton departed Seattle 27 December carrying some 1,500 Army troops to Pearl Harbor, arriving 4 January 1945. After amphibious training maneuvers to prepare for operations in the western Paciiic, she cleared Pearl Harbor 18 February with troops and equipment for the Philippines on board and arrived Leyte Gulf via Eniwetok and the Palaus 10 March.

After landing rehearsals, Kenton departed Leyte 27 March to participate in the Okinawa invasion. She reached Kerama Retto 1 April, unloaded Seabee construction equipment, and proceeded 3 April to Hagushi Beach, Okinawa, to discharge troops and cargo. During an air attack 6 April, Kenton's guns claimed two of the seven enemy planes that were shot down. She completed unloading 9 Aprll, embarked 95 battle casualties, and sailed 10 April for Guam, arriving the 14th. She sailed 16 April on a cargo run to the Philippines, then proceeded to Ulithi, Western Carolines, 29 April to embark casualties for passage to the United States. Returning to (luam 24 May, she embarked additional casualties and proceeded the next dag en route to San Francisco, where she arrived 12 June.

Kenton departed San Francisco 6 July with troop replacements for the Philippines. She reached Tacloban, Leyte, 29 July; cleared Leyte Gulf 1 August; and returned to Seattle 19 August. 13:mbarking occupation boons for Japan she sailed 29 August, via the Philippines to Yokohama, arriving 24 September. As a unit of the "Magic-Carpet" 9eet, she took on board 1,527 homebound troops; departed 29 September, and arrived San Francisco 10 October.

After two additional "Magic-Carpet" cruises to the western Pacific between 28 October and 26 January 1946, Kenton departed Portland, Oreg., 28 January for the East Coast. Sailing via San Francisco and the Panama Canal, she arrived Newport News 16 February, decommissioned at Portsmouth, Va., 28 March and transferred to the Maritime Commission the next day. Her name was struck from the Navy List 12 April. Kenton was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet and in 1967 was berthed in James River, Va.

Legends of America

Simon Kenton was a legendary frontiersman and soldier in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Kenton was born on April 3, 1755, in Fauquier County, Virginia to Mark Kenton, Sr., an immigrant from Ireland, and Mary Miller Kenton, of Scots-Welsh descent. Helping on the family farm while growing up, he had little opportunity to go to school and would remain illiterate for his entire life, only learning to sign his name.

In 1771, when he was 16-years-old, he became involved in a jealous fight involving a woman. Believing he had killed a man, he fled into the wilderness of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, where for years, he went by the name “Simon Butler.” He learned to adapt and survive in the wilderness.

A big man in stature and strength, his stamina was often tested as he endured the worst that was known to the frontier. During the late winter of 1773, Simon and two companions were attacked around the campfire as they were drying their wet clothes near present-day Charleston, West Virginia. One companion was killed, while Simon and the other man barely escaped without food, clothing, or rifles. After a week of wandering down the Great Kanawha River, suffering from hunger and exposure, they finally reached the Ohio River, where they met some mountain men. After recovering, Kenton then spent time hunting along the Ohio River and searching for the legendary Canelands along the Ohio that he had heard so much about.

In 1774, he served as a scout for the European settlers against the Shawnee Indians during Lord Dunmore’s War in what is now West Virginia and Kentucky.

By 1775, Kenton had moved to Boonesborough, Kentucky. For the next few years, he worked as a scout for the settlement, often coming in contact with the local American Indians.

In April 1777, during an Indian attack on Fort Boonesborough in Kentucky, a bullet struck Daniel Boone’s leg and he found himself staring up at a Shawnee tomahawk. Kenton charged, shot the scalper, and clubbed another attacker, then lifted Boone up in his arms and carried him, dodging and darting, to safety. “Well, Simon, you have behaved like a man today,” Boone told him “indeed you are a fine fellow.”

During the American Revolution, Kenton participated in a number of military engagements against the British and their American Indian allies. In 1778, he joined George Rogers Clark on a difficult but successful expedition into the Illinois Country to attack British outposts as well as Indian settlements. Returning home, he accompanied Daniel Boone in an attack on the Shawnee settlement of Chillicothe near what is now Oldtown, Ohio.

In September 1778, while on a spying mission in Chillicothe (near Xenia, Ohio), Kenton was captured by Shawnee Indians. He was forced to run the infamous quarter-mile “gauntlet” while being beaten with sticks by two lines of Indians. This ritual often killed many prisoners, but Kenton survived it nine times. Severely wounded after this and other ritual tortures, he was saved by his long-time friend Simon Girty who convinced the Shawnee to adopt Kenton as one of their own. The Shawnee respected Kenton for his endurance and they named him Cut-ta-ho-tha (the condemned man).

Finally, in June 1779 Simon was sent to Fort Detroit as part of a prisoner trade with the British. He was soon freed and returned to service under George Rogers Clark.

In 1782, he discovered that the man that he thought he had killed in Virginia had actually lived and he took back his original surname.

Kenton started exploring the area of the Mad River Valley of Ohio and making claims as early as 1788. Kenton first saw the area a decade before while he was held as a prisoner with the Shawnee and vowed that if he survived he would return.

During the next several years, Kenton lived a relatively quiet life. He settled near Maysville, Kentucky, where he married Martha Dowden and purchased some large tracts of land. The couple would have four children together.

In 1793-94 Kenton fought in the Northwest Indian War with “Mad” Anthony Wayne and fought at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

After Kenton’s wife died in a house fire, the widower married Elizabeth Jarboe in 1798 and moved to Ohio. He had six children with her. They lived near present-day Springfield.

In April 1799, Kenton and his associate, Colonel William Ward, led a group of families from Mason County, Kentucky to an area between present-day Springfield and Urbana, Ohio.

In 1810 Kenton moved to Urbana, Ohio, where he achieved the rank of brigadier general of the state militia. He served in the War of 1812 as both a scout and as leader of a militia group in the Battle of the Thames in 1813. This was the battle in which the famous Indian chief Tecumseh was killed. Kenton was chosen to identify Tecumseh’s body but, recognizing both Tecumseh and another fallen warrior named Roundhead, and seeing soldiers gleefully eager to carve up Tecumseh’s body into souvenirs, he identified Roundhead as the chief.

Kenton moved to the Zanesfield, Ohio, area around 1820. During the last years of his life, Kenton lived in poverty because of land ownership disputes and mismanagement of his money. He survived on a government pension of $20 a month. In 1836, Kenton died in Logan County and was initially buried at New Jerusalem. In 1865, his remains were moved to Urbana. The state of Ohio constructed a monument to mark his grave in 1884.

What did your Kenton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kenton. 20% of Kenton men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Kenton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kenton were Salesman and Maid .

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

Top Female Occupations in 1940

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TKHS is participating in the EC 200 Erie County Bicentennial passbook event entitled “Shining a Light on the History of Erie County” so bring your Erie County Bicentennial passport book, find our hidden in plain sight lantern, and get your passbook stamped. A limited number of passbooks will be available for those who are just joining the museum heritage passbook event. Opportunities to get your passbook stamped by TKHS will be at the Open Houses scheduled for June 6th, July 11 th and August 1st from 2-4 pm, or by appointment. Send us an email at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.TKHS will have the museum open on these open house dates, and by appointment, and will feature the Erie Canal and its impact on Erie County. A special emphasis will be placed on the extensive aircraft industry that was fostered in the Town of Tonawanda due to WWII and the exponential growth of Erie County.

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The land that is now Kenton was sold to the Associated Banking & Trust Company which had been organized in 1892 for the purpose of investing in and developing real estate. The corporation became indebted to the Ainsworth Bank, and on October 28, 1897, the tract was sold to cover debts by the Multnomah County Sheriff to J.C. Ainsworth for $15,000. The tract remained relatively undeveloped for years, and owes its development to the evolution of the meat industry.

Cattle were herded down Kenton’s main street (Denver Avenue), with the last drive taking place in 1928. Originally an independently operated business model, butchers Adolph Burckhardt, Thomas Papworth, Morton M. Spaulding, James and John O’Shea, and Emanuel Masy joined together in 1893 to form the Union Meat Company. In 1906, Swift & Company purchased the Union Meat Company, though the company continued to be known locally as the Union Meat Company. The next year Swift sent C. C. Colt to Portland as president of their operations, and Colt immediately formed Kenwood Land Company in order to purchase acres of land along the Columbia River for a new meat packing plant, as well as adjacent land for a company town. Planners hoped to name the company town “Kenwood,” but this name was in use elsewhere in Oregon, so they settled for “Kenton.”

The area along the Oregon Slough became increasingly inviting to factories. By 1911, there were no less than twelve major manufacturing firms located along the slough, making this area second only to St. Johns as a manufacturing center. Swift & Co. was the catalyst for this development, with a plant that included the Portland Union Stockyards, Portland Cattle Load Company, Columbia Wool Basin Warehouse, Kenton Traction Company and others. Swift employed over 1500 workers, and by 1911 Portland had become the central livestock market in the Northwest.

Kenton was distinct because it was one of the few examples of a complete company town. Denver Avenue, originally Derby Street, became the main street of the new community and was its “Executive Row” with the fashionable homes of the Swift officers located either on, or east of, Denver Avenue. Rows of smaller, nearly identical houses were constructed on the side streets west of Denver Avenue for the workers’ families. In 1909 the Kenton car line opened, and on June 27th of that same year, the 40-room Kenton Hotel was opened. The hotel was intended to provide lodging and meals for visiting cattlemen.

The first movie house was in the back of Berg’s Store in 1911 (on the NE Corner of Kilpatrick and Denver). In 1925 it was moved to Denver and Schofield where the Chaldean Theater was built, and the theater was finally completed, they opened to a sold-out crowd. The electric sign in front of the theater was equal to any in the city of Portland and gave the business district of Kenton a metropolitan appearance when lighted.. A representative of the Multnomah Theater Corporation said that the theater in Kenton was second only to the Egyptian for beauty. He predicted it would be one of the finest picture houses on the east side of the river. The theater building had capacity for 600, with a balcony, manager’s offices, and even a separate glassed “cry room” for mother’s with babies with a full view of the screen.

Within what is now the Kenton area was the second largest city in Oregon – Vanport. According to Kenton resident, Marge Davis, “Vanport City had a terrible effect on Kenton. The demise of Kenton was due partially to the highway — Interstate Avenue. Highway 99 used to come right through Kenton.

Mr. Berry, from the confectionery store in Kenton, was on the liquor commission. Vanport had one liquor outlet. Vancouver, Washington had a “blue law” which meant no liquor could be sold on Sundays. Kenton, being the closest to Vancouver, and also to Vanport, prompted Mr. Berry to do his friends a favor by allowing them liquor licenses for taverns in Kenton. That is why Kenton was so saturated with liquor outlets. Kenton had too many for such a small area. All they wanted was to capture that Vanport business. That is when Kenton started ‘going downhill.'”

The 1959 Oregon Centennial celebrations were held in Kenton. A large statue of Paul Bunyan was built at the intersection of North Interstate Avenue and North Argyle Street (just north of Kenton’s historic business district on North Denver Avenue) as a reminder of those centennial festivities. The statue now stands at the corner of North Interstate and North Denver, across from the N Denver Light Rail station and is considered a symbol of the neighborhood. The Paul Bunyan Statue was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 28, 2009.

Information courtesy of History of the Kenton Neighborhood, by Alta Mitchoff

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Kenton Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Kenton Origin:

Origins of Kenton:

This locational name is especially interesting as it is another advancement of the Olde English ‘cyne-tun’ meaning ‘the King’s Farm’ and appeared in the locational names of Kenton, Kington and Kingston. These hamlet names are found all over the England and illustrate the original hold of the Ruler in old times. The new name means ‘the resident of the King’s farm’ or was given to the original name holder when he or she shifted to another area. As ‘Kynetone’ it was first noted in the Domesday Book (1066) for Devon. The Kenstons of Kenton in Suffolk held a Coat of Arms being a black shield loaded with two bars and three cinquefoils in gold.


More common variations are: Keynton, Kentono, Keenton, Kentona, Kennton, Keunton, Kenaton, Keniton, Keinton, Keinaton.


The surname Kenton first appeared in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 AD.

The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Stephen de Kyngton, dated about 1273, in the “Pipe Rolls of Norfolk”. It was during the time of King Edward I who was known to be the “The Hammer of the Scots”, dated 1272 – 1307. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England.


Many of the people with surname Kenton had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Kenton landed in the United States in two different centuries respectively in the 17th and 18th. Some of the people with the name Kenton who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Richard Kenton settled in Maryland in 1634. Anne Kenton settled in Virginia in 1654. Thomas Kenton, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682.

The following century saw more Kenton surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Kenton who arrived in the United States in the 18th century included Kath Kenton, who came to Virginia in 1705.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Kenton: United States 2,059 England 893 South Africa 365 Suriname 133 Jamaica 89 Canada 82 Israel 71 Australia 58 New Zealand 52 Costa Rica 36.

Notable People:

Darren Edward Kenton (born September 1978) is an old English professional football player who last played for Rochester Rhinos in the USL First Division.

Erle C. Kenton (August 1896 – January 1980) was an American film director. He directed 131 films between 1916 and 1957. He was born in Norborne, Missouri and died in Glendale, California from Parkinson’s disease. He and Edward Ludwig were the principal supervisors of the 1958-1960 CBS television series, The Texan, starring Rory Calhoun as Bill Longley, a “Robin Hood of the West”, who drifts through the region helping persons in need.

Lou Kenton (September 1908–September 2012) was an English proofreader who gave services as a medical courier and ambulance driver with the International Brigade and was its oldest remaining member at the time of his death. He was born in Stepney, east London to a Ukrainian Jewish family who had escaped from Tsarist pogroms. His father died from tuberculosis when he was young. He left school at the age of 14 and started work in a paper factory.

Rodrigo Kenton Johnson (born March 1955) is a Costa Rican football referee and player. He is known as La Bomba Kenton (“The Kenton Bomb”).

Simon Kenton (April 1755 –April 1836) was a famous United States frontiersman and soldier in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. He was a friend of Daniel Boone, Simon Girty, Spencer Records, Thomas S. Hinde, Dr Thomas Hinde, and Isaac Shelby. He gave services to the United States in the Revolution, the Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812. Surviving the gauntlet and routine torture, in 1778, he was chosen by the Shawnee people. He married twice and had a total of ten children.

Stanley Newcomb “Stan” Kenton (December 1911[1] – August 1979) was an American jazz musician, writer, and arranger who led an innovative, important, and often controversial progressive jazz orchestra. In later years, he was active as an administrator.

یواس‌اس کنتون (ای‌پی‌ای-۱۲۲)

یواس‌اس کنتون (ای‌پی‌ای-۱۲۲) (به انگلیسی: USS Kenton (APA-122) ) یک کشتی بود که طول آن ۴۵۵ فوت (۱۳۹ متر) بود. این کشتی در سال ۱۹۴۴ ساخته شد.

یواس‌اس کنتون (ای‌پی‌ای-۱۲۲)
آغاز کار: ۲۱ اوت ۱۹۴۴
اعزام: ۱ نوامبر ۱۹۴۴
مشخصات اصلی
وزن: 6,873 tons
درازا: ۴۵۵ فوت (۱۳۹ متر)
پهنا: ۶۲ فوت (۱۹ متر)
آبخور: ۲۴ فوت (۷٫۳ متر)
سرعت: 17 knots

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