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George Rockwell Kent

Birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Death: September 26, 1887 (34)
New York, New York, United States (Typhoid fever)
Place of Burial: Kings County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Lewis Kent and Matilda Duplessis Kent
Husband of Sara Ann Kent
Father of Rockwell Kent; Douglas Kent and Dorothy Kent
Brother of Alice Stoddard; Frederick Cleaveland Kent and Percy Kent

Occupation: Lawyer
Managed by: Jessica Marie German
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About George Rockwell Kent


Born in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 2, 1853. Son of George Lewis and Matilda (Rockwell) Kent.

Married July 9, 1881, to Sara Holgate Banker.


Rockwell, b. June 21, 1882; m. December 31, 1908, Kathleen Whitney.

Douglas, b. February 6, 1884; m. October 30, 1906, Marion Jenkins. Child: Marion Holgate, b. December 31, 1908.

Dorothy, b. March 2, 1888.

Died in New York City, September 26, 1887.

Memorial printed in Seventh Report, 1899.

Bibliographic information:


GEORGE ROCKWELL KENT, son of George Lewis and Matilda (Rockwell) Kent, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 2, 1853.

He was fitted for college at the Phillips Exeter Academy, and was admitted to the class at the beginning of the Sophomore year, after a year at Yale College. In the spring of 1872 he severed his connection with the class, and soon after took the course in mining engineering at the School of Mines of Columbia College, and completed his professional studies at Freiburg, Saxony, receiving the degree of M.E. from both institutions. After a year in California he returned to New York City, and commenced the study of law at the Columbia Law School, and soon after his admission to the bar entered into a law partnership in New York City, in 1877, with Joseph S. Auerbach, Esq., and later was a member of the law firm of Lowrey, Stone & Auerbach. He was subsequently engaged in important business and mining interests, and visited Europe in 1886, and made two trips to Honduras in 1884 and 1886 in connection with these interests. He died Sept. 26, 1887, at his residence, 109 East Eighty-first Street, New York City, of typhoid fever, leaving a widow, ne'e Sara Holgate Banker,— to whom he was married July 9, 1881, in Brooklyn, New York,— and three children: Rockwell, born June 21, 1882; Douglas, born Feb. 6,1884; and Dorothy, born March 2, 1888.

The above notice is reprinted from Class Secretary's Report No. 5 (1889), p. 49.

Bibliographic information:


GEORGE LEWIS,8 son of Zenas,7 Zenas,6 Daniel,5 grad. Union Coll. 1849, and became a wholesale merchant N.Y. City. He mar. 1st, June 1, 1852, Matilda D. Rockwell, b. June, 1832 ; d. 1864. He mar. 2d, June 6, 1866, Virginia G. Tyron (or Tryon), and d. Dec. 22, 1884.

Children of Geo. L. and Matilda D. Rockwell Kent:

I. George Rockwell,9 b. July 2, 1853; mar. July 18, 1881, Sarah H. Banker, and had children :

  • 1. Rockwell,10 b. June 21, 1882.
  • 2. Douglass,10 b. Feb. 6, 1884.
  • 3. Doratha, b. Mch. 21, 1888.

He d. Sept. 26, 1887, aged 34.

II. Alice, b. July 28, 1855 ; mar. Apl. 27, 1881, Rev. James Stoddard and has chil. :

  • 1. Virginia Tryon.
  • 2. Alice Kent.
  • 3. Sarah Allen.
  • 4. George Kent.
  • 5. James Kent.

III. Frederic Cleveland,9 b. Mch. 20, 1857 ; d. Dec. 10, 1884.

Child of Geo. L. and Virginia Tryon Kent :

IV. Percy,9 b. Oct. 17, 1868 ; a manufacturer.

Bibliographic information:

  • Genealogies of the Different Families Bearing the Name of Kent in the United States Together ...
  • by Lloyd Vernon Briggs
  • Published 1898
  • Publisher Rockwell & Churchill press
  • Year 1898
  • Pages 387
  • Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
  • Language English
  • Digitizing sponsor Google
  • Book from the collections of Harvard University
  • Collection americana
  • Page 219
  • Identifier-access
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George Rockwell Kent's Timeline

July 2, 1853
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
June 21, 1882
Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, United States
February 6, 1884
Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, United States
September 26, 1887
Age 34
New York, New York, United States
September 28, 1887
Age 34
Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
March 21, 1888
New York, United States