Skip navigation
Media File
Helen Kernochan
Date: 1894 - 1951
Remarks: Helen Deborah Gaynor was the third daughter of William Jay Gaynor (1851-1913), mayor of New York, and Augusta Cole (Mayer) Gaynor. In 1914 she was married to Edward Thomas Bedford, II, a manufacturer of Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn. They had one child, Edward Thomas Bedford, 3rd. The marriage terminated in dovorce in 1920. On January 7, 1921, the sitter was married to Whitney Kernochan, a real estate broker of New York. The couple resided first at East Williston, later in Westbury, Long Island.