Business in Nebraska 1867-1920
1867: Kennard becomes Incorporator of the Northern Nebraska Air Line Railroad Co. He also purchases town sites for the modern day cities of Blair, Kennard, and Arlington. Kennard purchases terminal grounds at Fremont as well.
In Lincoln, Kennard buys the northern half of the block between G and H, and 16th and 17th Streets. His colleague buys the southern half.
He begins selling off his lots in September.
1869: Kennard becomes Incorporator of the Fremont, Elkorn & Missouri Valley Railroad.
He builds his home at 1627 H Street.
1871: Kennard becomes the Lincoln ticket agent for the Midland Pacific Railroad. In July of the same year, he helps establish a private bank, Bowker, Kennard & Wheeler (they suspend operations in 1875).
1872: Kennard participates in the Nebraska State Railroad Convention. In October, he goes into the wholesale dry goods business by opening Kennard & Jacobs Brothers.
1873: Kennard becomes the Director of the Midland Pacific Railroad (later becoming The Nebraska Railway Co.).
1876: Lincoln, Beatrice & Republican Valley Railroad makes Kennard Incorporator.
1878-1879: Kennard returns to the legal field and becomes the local attorney for Union Pacific Railroad. He doesn't quit his practice until 1882.
1880: Kennard becomes the director of the Lincoln Board of Trade.
1882-1885: Kennard is involved in the brokering and loan business, creating T.P. Kennard & Son, which later becomes an insurance agency. They don't quit operations until 1892.
1885-1886: Kennard forms Kennard & Riggs, a drugstore. It is operational until 1890. Over the next year he purchases railroad grounds in Lincoln from Missouri Pacific Railroad to form the town sites of Eagle and Walton.
1887: Kennard moves to the corner of 17th and H Street.
1889: Kennard helps found the Old Settlers Association. He becomes the Director of the Lincoln Board of Trade.
1890: Kennard organizes Western Glass & Paint Co., and later becomes the President until his retirement in 1911.
He helps complete the building at 220 S. 12th Street in Lincoln, NE.
1891: Kennard establishes a real estate, loan, and insurance company, Kennard & Moseley. The company was operational until 1896. In February, he becomes involved with the freight bureau of the Lincoln Board of Trade.
1893-1894: Kennard's daughter, Cora, and he go into business at Hardy & Pitcher Furniture. Kennard helps organize the Lincoln Commercial Club.
1905-1906: Kennard becomes Incorporator of Citizens' Railway Co. (later Citizens Interurban Railway Co.), and in 1906 becomes Director.
1909: Kennard is named President of Union Depot Committee.
1920: Fire destroys Kennard's Western Glass & Paint company.