St. Louis, Maroh 6.- Peter Richard Kenrick, who for nearly half a century prior to three years ago was Catholio arch bishop of this dioce8e, died at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday in the 90th year of hia age. The old gentleman had been In very feeble health for several years and about two and a half years ago Bishop John J. Kane was elected to an archbishoprio and Bent here to relieve him. Sketch of His Life. Peter Richard Kenrick was born in the slxth year of the present century on Aug. 17, in the city oí Dublin. 'He studied in Maynooth, and was ordained on Maren 6, 1832. At that time his brother, whose incumbency of the Baltimore archdiocese has been noted, was bishop of Philadelphia. In lf-38 the future archbishop of St. Louis came to America, took charge of the Theological somlnary in the City of Brotherly Love, assumed management of the cathedral parish and at the same time editcd The Catholia Herald - one of the two or three papers oí his faith existing in those days, where over a hundred prosper today. Naturally his energy and ability attracted attention and Dr. Rasati, then bishop of St. Louis, inducoil the p.ipe to make him coadjutor In that see. He was consecrated on Nov. 81, 1841, and two years later, on the death of Bishop Rusati, he succaeded to the administration of the see, which in 1815 was raised to metropol i tan rank.