Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Henry Edward Kenny
Birth
Date 1 March 1853 Place North Fremantle, Western Australia
Parents
Son of John, warder and former private, and Bridget (Brigid) Reynolds
Marriage and Family
Married 28 December 1878, Geraldton to Albina Mary Theresa Tregonning (nee Nicolay), (born circa 1845), widow of Joseph Tregonning, daughter of Reverend Charles and Mary Ann Kaven
Children: one son and one daughter
Death
Date 25 August 1899Place St Omer’s Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Occupation
Storekeeper
Employment History
Warder, policeman and clerk
Geraldton store assistant 1879 and draper 1884–1889
Later became one of proprietors and manager of Geraldton Express
Interested in mining especially in Murchison goldfields
Stock and station agent
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Geraldton Town Council 1883–1887
Party
Oppositionist
Opposed Forrest Party
Date Elected
3 May 1897
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1899
Electorate
North Murchison
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA North Murchison 3 May 1897–25 August 1899

Office
  • Oppositionist Party Whip
Background/Membership
Bankrupt 1888–1892
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 112.
Erickson, R. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Golden West, 1899, p. 56.
West Australian, 26 August 1899.
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