William F. Kern, 1918

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Where: Ohio, Franklin, United States

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When: 01 June 1918

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William F. Kern was born in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1879. His family was among the first residents of Upper Arlington. Mr. Kern graduated from the Ohio State University in 1902. He married a classmate from Ohio State, Mary Hill, in 1906. The Kerns had four children: Mary Katherine, Virginia Elizabeth, William F. Jr., and Robert George. As of the printing of the Norwester article in 1918, Mrs. Kern's brothers, Clifford M. and John T. Hill, who both served in the military during WWI, lived with the Kerns at 1949 Chelsea Road. Mrs. Kern's mother, Virginia Hill, also resided with the family. William F. Kern was active in the governance of Upper Arlington. He was a member of the first village council in 1918 and served as a city commissioner in the 1920s. Sports also played an important role in his life. He was a pitcher for the Ohio State baseball team and, later, was an avid horseshoe pitcher. Mr. Kern was the president of the Columbus Builders' Supply Company, Buckeye Coal Supply Company, and the Charleston Builders' Supply Company.

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Identifier: hinw08p009i01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1918-06
Original Dimensions: 3.3 cm x 6.4 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, June 1918, page 9
Original Publisher: Upper Arlington Community (Ohio)
Location/s: Upper Arlington (USA, Ohio, Franklin County)
Repository: Upper Arlington Historical Society
Digital Publisher: UA Archives - Upper Arlington Public Library

Credit: UA Archives - Upper Arlington Public Library (Repository: UA Historical Society)


Owner: UA Archives | Upper Arlington History
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