Joseph Frederic Kernochan (1842-1929)

J. Frederic Kernochan, of New York City

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He was born in New York City. His father emigrated from Scotland and made a fortune in dry goods before co-founding the University Club of New York. Frederic practised law and was involved with several arms of the family's business interests, perhaps most notably as the President of the Arminius Chemical Company which owned valuable mines in Virginia. In 1869, he married Mary Whitney, a grand-daughter of Stephen Whitney, one of New York's five millionaires in 1830. For many years they lived at the large old house at No. 11 East 26th Street and summered at Edgewater in Newport before building the Kernochan Mansion at 862 Park Avenue (see images). They were the parents of five children. 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 30/07/2020 and last updated on 10/10/2022.