He was the son of Henry Ernest Kearney who in 1911 lived in house 14, Church Street, Downpatrick. The head of family has his occupation recorded as an Assistant Bank Manager.
Kearney died on 26th April 1969.
On 27th January 2014 the writer noticed an 'Illuminated Address' book in the name of Henry E Kearney' for sale in Ballinderry Antiques, Lower Ballinderry Road, Upper Ballinderry, Lisburn, BT28 2EP. Best price would have been circa £260. The book had been produced on the transfer of Kearney from Downpatrick.