On August 3, 1908, one hundred and four years ago today, Delmar Clair Kernan (1908-1979), my paternal great grandfather, was born in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA.
Delmar was the third of twelve children born to George Edward Kernan (1884-1960) and Maudena Elizabeth “Lizzie” Stearns (1885-1936). In 1929, he married Maxine Elizabeth Davis (1912-1992) in Portland; and had two children with her, Deldalyn and William, before their divorce in 1948.
In 1950, Delmar married Pauline Katherine (Rains) Rowlands (1913-1997) in Portland. Delmar was a driver for a meat company until an injury in about 1955 forced him to seek different employment as salesman of prefab-homes, which he did until he retired.
Delmar passed away in 1979 in Sherwood, Washington Co., Oregon, and was buried at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland.