Thomas Kearns, U.S. Senator

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Thomas Kearns

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Woodstock, Oxford County, ON, Canada
Death: October 18, 1918 (56)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, United States (Stroke)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jennie Kearns
Father of Edmund Kearns; Thomas Kearns and Helen Kearns

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About Thomas Kearns, U.S. Senator

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

...Thomas Kearns (April 11, 1862 – October 18, 1918) was a mining, banking, railroad and newspaper magnate. He was a United States Senator from Utah from 1901 to 1905..."

"...Born near Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, he moved with his parents to O'Neill in Holt County, Nebraska, where he attended the public schools until he was 17, worked on his family farm, and engaged in the freighting business. He moved to Park City, Utah, in 1883, and worked in mining, prospected, and operated several mines. In 1889 and his partner David Keith discovered the rich ore that became the famous Silver King Coalition Mine in Park City. They would eventually own several mines throughout Utah, Nevada, Colorado and California. In Park City, Kearns, a Catholic, married Jennie Judge in 1890, and had three children..."

"...He served [as a United States Senator] from January 23, 1901, to March 4, 1905. Kearns was the first Utahn to establish a national and international political reputation, partly because of his personal and political friendship with President's William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and Howard Taft . Through Kearns' efforts as Utah's U.S. Senator, Fort Douglas became a regimental post..."

"...After finishing his term in 1905, Kearns resumed his work in the mining, railroad, newspaper and banking businesses. Kearns and his partner David Keith purchased The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper in 1901..."

"...He died of a stroke eight days after he was hit by a reckless driver on the corner of Main and South Temple. Interment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Thomas Kearns', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 April 2013, 03:44 UTC, <> [accessed 8 June 2013]

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Thomas Kearns, U.S. Senator's Timeline

April 11, 1862
Woodstock, Oxford County, ON, Canada
Age 31
Age 34
Park City, Summit, Utah, United States
Age 36
October 18, 1918
Age 56
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, United States