The collection is arranged by series: GENERAL FILE, FAMILY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BIOGRAPHY-JESSE W. CARTER, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
OF CALIFORNIA, STATE SENATOR CAMPAIGN-1950, LOS ANGELES MAYORAL RACE-1950, and DEPORTATION AND RELATED ACTIVITIES.
Robert Walker Kenny was born to Robert Wolfenden Kenny and Minnie Summerfield Kenny on August 21, 1901. Kenny's father was
a cashier at the Broadway Bank and Trust Company in Los Angeles. In April of 1906, Robert Wolfenden Kenny and Warren Gillelen
were indicated by the federal grand jury in Oregon for land fraud. They were found not guilty and were acquitted in May 1908.
Kenny's father died on September 13, 1914 leaving an estate of a little over $100,000. Robert Wolfenden Kenny had investments
in the Tejon Ranch, the California Mexico Land and Water Company and a substantial interest in the Bank of Santa Monica. The
stocks invested in the Tejon Ranch and the Bank of Santa Monica were sold in order to pay off outstanding loans. However,
Mrs. Kenny kept the California Mexico Land and Water Company Stock, but it later proved to be worthless.
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