Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

C.E. Kennemer Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kennemer, C.E.
Title: C.E. Kennemer Collection
Dates: 1926-1937
Accession No.: MA08-2
Quantity: 1 box
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

C.E. Kennemer was a local businessman for close to 50 years. Clarence Erskin Kennemer was born in Alabama, but moved to Dallas when he was 18. It was in 1901 that he began his career in the ice business as an iceman's helper. In only ten years he would have his own delivery business and he would also enter into the ice manufacturing and storage business. His main enterprise, in which he was owner and president of, was the City Ice Delivery Company. He also owned the Oak Lawn Ice and Fuel Company, later to become the American Ice Company, as well as Western Ice and Utilities which he operated in several states.

As a businessman and leader in the comunity he also served on the board of directors and committees for several organizations throughout his life. For a time he was a director for the Utility Insurance Company, the Gulf Insurance Company, and he also served on the board of the National Bank of Commerce beginning in 1937. Several of the committees he was involved with included the traffic advisory committee, the advisory committee from the public to co-operate with the North Texas Milk Producer's Association in 1932(to which he was appointed by the State Commissioner of Agriculture, J.E. McDonald), the executive committee of the Southwestern Ice Manufacturers' Association, and in 1946, the building committee for the expansion of Highland Park Baptist Church of which he was a member.

Kennemer passed away on October 26, 1947 in Dallas and was survived by his wife and two children.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a small amount of correspondence, some financial receipts from Kennemer's ice business, motor vehicle registration receipts and headlight certificates, tax statements, and the purchase receipt for a Packard automobile.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
C.E. Kennemer

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA08-2, C.E. Kennemer Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Jeff Parker

Detailed Description of the Collection

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1 1 Motor Vehicle Registration Receipts 1928-1930

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1 2 State of Texas Official Headlight Certificates 1928-1930

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1 3 Packard Purchase Receipt 1928

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1 4 Tax Statements 1926, 1928

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1 5 Cash Register Readings - Handwritten 1934

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1 6 Envelopes From Received Correspondence 1934

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1 7 Correspondence 1934-1937