Born: April 26, 1858, Frankfort, New York.
Died: May 10, 1924, New York City.
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Black Brook, New York.
James was the husband of Margaret J. Taylor (married 1878), and father of actress Doris Kenyon.
Doris’ cinema credits include the 1924 film Monsieur Beaucaire, in which she starred with Rudolph Valentino.
In 1924 a newborn girl, Doris Kappelhoff, was named after Doris Kenyon. Kappelhoff grew up to be a singer and actress, and took the stage name Doris Day.
James Kenyon graduated from the Hungerford Collegiate Institute in Adams, New York, in 1875.
He entered the Methodist ministry in 1878, and held various pastorates, including Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Oswego, New York; and First Methodist Church, Syracuse, New York.
He was noted for his literary gifts, and Syracuse University conferred a Doctor of Literature and Letters degree on him in 1892.
Kenyon retired in 1916, and beginning around 1920, worked with dictionary and encyclopedia firms.
If you know where to get a good photo of Kenyon (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?