Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Kennedy


The  Shelbyville  News
August 14, 2006
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Karolyn P. Kennedy, 97, Mount Vernon, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon.
Born Jan. 4, 1909, in Boggstown, d/o  James Harvey and  Grace (Patterson) Strickler.
Married  Fred W. Kennedy  on June 6, 1936, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1953.
Survivors include:  Miriam Strickler Hoover,  Glenn A. Hoover, Debi Duke (husband, David),  Lauren K. Duke,  Edward A. Hoover,  Susan S. Hoover,  Edward A. Hoover Jr.,  Alicia Anna Hoover,  Sherry Lynn Hoover  and  Zoe Arianna Hoover.
Preceded in death by her parents.
Former Boggstown resident.
Homemaker and a registered nurse at Major Hospital.
Graduated from Boggstown High School and Indiana University School of Nursing.
Forest Hill Cemetery.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Chapels, 819 S. Harrison St.
Vontributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 1770 Coshocten Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
March 16, 2004
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Rev. Eula E. Kennedy, 96, Shelbyville, died Monday, March 15, 2004, Major Hospital.
Born Feb. 3, 1908, in Lawrenceburg, d/o  The Rev. John and  Lena (McHenry) Kennedy.
Survivors include several cousins and close friend and co-worker,  Rose Ellen Swango, of Shelbyville.
Formerly lived in Greensburg.
Pastor of Wesleyan churches in the Southern Indiana district for more than 36 years, including churches in Clarksburg, Lawrenceburg, Seymour and Rising Sun.
Graduated in 1925 from Lawrenceburg High School.
Member of Bible Holiness Church.
Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, 110 E. North St. in Greensburg, with Pastor Joseph Smith officiating.
Burial:  Southpark Cemetery, in Greensburg.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, May 13, 1987
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HAZEL  LEONA  KENNEDY
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          Services for  Hazel Leona Kennedy,  59, Rushville, who died Monday, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Moster and Cox Mortuary with the Rev. Jim Harper and Gary Halstead officiating.  Burial will be in Arlington East Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Ibid.
Tuesday, May 12, 1987
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HAZEL  LEONA  KENNEDY
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          Services for  Hazel Leona Kennedy,  59, Rushville, who died at 6:15 p.m. Monday in Rush Memorial Hospital, will be announced by the Moster and Cox Mortuary.
          Mrs. Kennedy, a lifelong Rush County resident, had been a member of the Saines Creek Baptist Church.  A daughter of  Fred and  Martha (Stephens) O'Dell,  she was born Nov. 14, 1927.  She was married Aug. 25, 1945, to  Wilfred D. Kennedy,  who preceded her in death Dec. 14, 1986.
          Surviving are sons,  Robert A. Kennedy,  R.R. 7, Connersville, and  Gregory and  Daniel Kennedy,  both of Rushville; daughters,  Mrs. Rita Myers,  Mrs. Theresa Redden  and  Mrs. Cheryl Cox,  all of Rushville, and  Mrs. Debbie Hancock,  Pershing, Ind.; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a half brother,  Ernie Hatfield,  Longwood, Fla.; and sisters,  Mrs. Geneva Perkins,  Orlando, Fla.,  Mrs. Vertie Cowan,  Sanford, Fla.,  Mrs. Norma Chase,  Florida, and  Mrs. Dorothy Atkins,  Torrance, Calif.  One daughter and two grandchildren preceded her in death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 11, 1960
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LOCAL  WOMAN'S  FATHER  DIES
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Fred E. Kennedy, 80,  died Saturday, April 9, 1960, Indianapolis.
Born April 2, 1877, Rush County.
Survivors:  Mrs, Clifford West, Morristown; son, William Kennedy, Dayton Ohio; brother, Bert Kennedy, El Monte, California; four grandchildren.
Henry Moore Peace Chapel, Indianapolis.
Burial:  Arlington cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday October 12, 1956
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ATTACK FATAL TO FLEMING KENNEDY
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Ex-Car Liner Official Dies At Home Here
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         Fleming C. Kennedy, 57, widely known local man who served for 22 years as superintendent of Plant 4 of the Kennedy Car Liner and Bag Company, died suddenly of a heart attack at 12:15 this morning at his home, 613 Shelby Street.  He had suffered a minor heart attack six months ago.
         Born in Shelby County September 27, 1899, he was the son of  Sylvan  and  Ava (Miller) Kennedy.  In 1920 he became affiliated with the Car Liner and Bag Company at the old Greensburg plant and he was a member of the local firm’s 20-Year Club.  For the past few years he had been employed with the Cummins Engine Company in Columbus.
         Mr. Kennedy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here, Shelby Lodge, F. & A.M., Shelby Chapter, R.A.M., Naamah Chapter, O.E.S., and the Elks Lodge.
         In 1923 he was married to  Gail Robertson  of Letts Corner and she survives with one daughter, Patricia Jane Kennedy, at home; one half-sister, Mrs. Edith Smith, and one niece, Mrs. Carmen Fabian of West Lafayette.
         Funeral services will be held at the Ewing Mortuary Monday at 10:10 a.m. with Rev. Roscoe M. Wolvington officiating.  Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery with Masonic Rites at the grave. Friends may call at the mortuary after 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Barb Huff


Unidentified  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, July 6, 1953
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FRED  KENNEDY,  PROMINENT
LOCAL  MAN,  SUCCUMBS
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Car Liner Founder Dies in Boggstown;
Funeral Wednesday
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         Fred W. Kennedy, 82, founder of the Kennedy Car Liner and Bag Company and Kennedy Hotel and widely known retired county industrialist, died at his home on Boggstown Sunday at 4:10 p.m.  He had been in failing health for a long period of time and in a serious condition for six weeks.
          Mr. Kennedy, whose business relationship with the Car Liner, how Shelbyville's largest industry, ended in November, 1950, was a lifelong resident of Shelby county and spent most of his life in Shelbyville until moving to Boggstown three years ago.  He was born in this city on  Septemer 5, 1870, the son of  George W.  and  Mary Jane (Barwick) Kennedy.
        Fred W. Kennedy, 82, founder of the Kennedy Car Liner and Bag Company and Kennedy Hotel and widely known retired county industrialist, died at his home on Boggstown Sunday at 4:10 p.m.  He had been in failing health for a long period of time and in a serious condition for six weeks.
          Mr. Kennedy, whose business relationship with the Car Liner, how Shelbyville's largest industry, ended in November, 1950, was a lifelong resident of Shelby county and spent most of his life in Shelbyville until moving to Boggstown three years ago.  He was born in this city on  September 5, 1870, the son of  George W.  and  Mary Jane (Barwick) Kennedy.
          He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Eastern Star, B.P.O.E., I.O.O.F., Knights of Pythias, and the Columbia Culb in Indianapolis.
          He is survived by the widow, the former  Karolyn Strickler  to whom he was married on June 6, 1936, one cousin,  Fleming Kennedy  of this city; two nieces and one nephew,  Mrs. Richard Lentz  of Chicago,  Mrs. Kenneth Lemmons  of Indianapolis and  George Thompson  of Washington, D.C.  Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
          Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. C. A. Bowler of near St. Louis, Mo., and Rev. Rosene M. Wolvington officiating.  Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery in charge of the Ewing Mortuary.  Friends may call at the mortuary Tuesday afternoon and evening.
          Mr. Kennedy launched his business career in June, 1887,  after completing business college studies by entering the milling and grain firm known as G. W. Kennedy and Son.  The firm afterward was incorporated as the G. W. Kennedy Milling Company.
          He started as assistant manager to his father, later taking over the position of general manager.  The leakage of grain in transit presented a major problem to the owners just as it did to other grain shippers of those years.  One day, while standing in a box car preparing to load wheat, Mr. Kennedy noticed the poor condition of the car and the danger of grain leakages in transit.  Although the car was fairly well coopered, the report came back that there had been a loss of grain.  In those days grain shippers were grateful for any transportation which was scarce.  As a solution to the problem, Mr. Kennedy evolved the idea of lining the car with paper to prevent leakage, which led to a patent under the name of Kennedy Car Liner.
          THE  FIRST  'LINER'  was made by Mr. Kennedy himself on the top floor of the old mill now occupied by the Farm Bureau, to prove to himself that the idea was practical.  He then rented the old McClain property on E. Broadway for the manufacture of these liners on a commercial basis.  Although the product was slow in "taking hold" with grain shippers, the first consignment sold to a group of shippers in Franklin, was proved successful and brought repeat orders.  A few liners were sold in Connersville, and although Mr. Kennedy canvassed all state conventions of grain shippers in an endeavor to introduce his product generally the success of the liner was not momentuous[sic].
         Owing to the fact that the car liner was purely a seasonal product and much unemployment resulted between seasons, Mr. Kennedy approached  Oscar Lewis  with another idea.  Mr. Lewis, then with the Shelby Lumber Company making coffins, agreed that Mr. Kennedy's idea of making paper casket linings was a good one, and the casket bags soon were being marketed nationally.  Next came the idea for making garment bags, then the Kennedy paper auto storage cover was developed and many more paper specialties.
          SOON  CAME  THE  NEED  for expansion, and the old Patterson Elevator close to the Big Four depot was rented first; later the old Swain home where the Kennedy Hotel stands was rented as well as a store on E. Washington St., close to the former Indiana Hotel building.
          Mr. Kennedy had his moments of discouragement, however.  His liners were not so successful with the railroads as he had hoped, and he was almost ready to abandon that phase of the business.  One evening during this particular period of "depression" he went to the postoffice then located in the present J. C Penney building, and found an inquiry from the Minneapolis Paper Company for a railroad asking for a certain type of liner.  After a little correspondence, Mr. Kennedy received an order for a carload, which necessitated the renting of the old Butler barn, located on Tompkins street.  From that point, the business began to expand rapidly -- so rapidly, in fact, that it soon was incorporated into the present Kennedy Car Liner & Bag Co.
          THE  ORIGINAL  UNIT  of the present plant was built in 1912 on the d'Huer land and completed in 1913 measuring 250x250 feet and employing about 30 workers.  This original unit was increased in 1916 when space was rented in Indianapolis and a plant was opened in Greensburg the following year.  In 1919, a building was purchased in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, and remodeled for production of the same product.
          The original unit was destroyed by fire in 1923, and the second building measured 50 feet longer than the first.  When this became too crowded, the former D. L. Conrey factory was purchased in 1926 and remodeled to suit the company's operations.  The same year the Greensburg plant was sold, and in 1934 the former Hodell building was purchased and remodeled, as the newest and final unit.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Unidentified  Shelbyville  Newspaper
1948
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BRIEF  ILLNESS  IS  FATAL
TO  CITY  PHYSICIAN
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Dr. Samuel Kennedy Dies at Home;
Rites Friday
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          Dr. Samuel Kennedy, 81, one of Shelbyville's leading physicians and widely known and prominent in medical circles throughout Indiana and the Midwest, has died here after an illness of two and one-half weeks.
          Death occurred at this home at 136 E. Washington St. Tuesday night at 10:50 o'clock.
          Dr. Kennedy had practiced medicine in Shelbyville since 1892 and in addition to holding memberships in the Shelby county, Indiana and American Medical Associations had served as surgeon for the New York Central Railroad for 50 years and held the same post with the Pennsylvania lines for 25 years.
          He was born in this city on March 16, 1867, the son of  Dr. S. A. Kennedy  and  Eliza Kennedy.  His father, grandfather and three brothers also were physicians.  Dr. Kennedy graduated from Shelbyville high school in 1885 and was the first student from Shelby county to enter Purdue University.  After graduating from the School pf Pharmacy there he took post graduate work in New York and was graduated from the Medical College of Indiana at Indinaapolis in 1891.
          Dr. Kennedy was a pioneer in the use of X-ray work as applied to surgery and in 1911 purchased the first X-ray machine to be used in Shelby county.  In four different years, as a representative of the Indiana State Medical Association he served as a delegate to the U. S. Pharmacopoeial convention in Washington, D. C., an honor granted few physicians.
          He was a member of the Indianapolis Columbia Club.
          On April 20, 1908, he was married to  Miss Katherine Leefers  who preceded him in death on June 29, 1947.  His only survivors are a niece, Mrs. Warren Miller  of Buggalo, N. Y., and a nephew  William Kennedy  of New York City.
          Funeral services, in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home, will be held at the late home Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with Dr. L. O. Richmond of Knightstown officiating.  The body will be cremated.  Friends may call at the E. Washington St. residence after 2:00 p.m. Thursday and are asked to omit flowers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday April 11, 1939
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  ON  WEDNESDAY
Services For Mrs. Rosa E. Kennedy, 77, Gwynneville, Announced
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Rosa E. Kennedy, 77 years old, who died early Monday in her home in Gwynneville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Gwynneville United Brethern church.  The Rev. Roy Laswell, pastor of the church, will conduct the services, and burial will be in the Asbury cemetery, in charge of L.V. Hauk, funeral director.
          Mrs. Kennedy was the widow of  David N. Kennedy, Civil war veteran.
          The deceased was born in Shelby county on January 7, 1862, and spent practically her entire life in this county.  She was well known throughout the community and was a member of the Gwynneville U.B. church.
          Survivors are three sons, Guy, of Columbus, and  Ross  and  Glenn, of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Carwein, of Greenfield and  Mrs. Emma Webster, of Kokomo; two step-children, Mrs. Alma Wilson, of Kokomo and  J. W. Kennedy, of Elwood; four sisters;  Mrs. Hulda Gordon  of Blue Ridge;  Mrs. Sally Miller, of Morristown, and  Mrs. Ella Alexander, of Gwynneville; a brother, Charles Carter  of near Arlington, eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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Shelby County Marriages
Rosa E. Carter & David N. Kennedy
August 25, 1883   Book 12    Page 284
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Richard Felts


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 8, 1922
Page 6 column 1
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FUNERAL  HELD  AT  HOME  TODAY
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Services For Sylvan Kennedy,
Who Died Saturday,
Held ThisAfternoon
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WAS  NATIVE  OF  COUNTY
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          Funeral services for  Mr. Sylvan Kennedy, one of the widely known and highly esteemed citizens of Shelby county, were held at the Kennedy residence, 613 Shelby street, this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  The funeral oration was given by Dr. A.F. Von Tobel, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and many of the friends of the family and numerous relatives were present to pay their last respects.  Burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, undertaker.
          The pall-bearers were Messrs. Everett Stroup,  Lee B. Hoop.  W.C. Root,  Samuel Parker,  George C. Stubbs  and  S.H. Morris.
          Mr. Kennedy passed away at two o’clock Saturday afternoon. He had been very ill for several weeks, suffering from kidney and heart troubles, and his death was not unexpected. His illness began early last fall and since then he had seldom been able to leave his home.
          Mr. Kennedy was a son of  Fleming and  Maranda (Lemasters) Kennedy.  He was born in Hendricks township, Shelby county, January 1, 1851, his age being 71 years, 4 months and 5 days.  He was a member of a family of eight children, two of whom died in infancy.  Of those that reached adult life but two survive him.  These are his sisters, Miss Mary Kennedy, who made her home with him, and  Mrs. John Q. Clark, of Crawfordsville.
          Mr. Kennedy had married twice. His first wife, who was  Miss Chloe Comstock, and a child born of the union, had preceded him in death.  On October 2, 1897, a few years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Kennedy married  Mrs. Ava Evans.  She survives him, with one son,  Fleming Kennedy, still at home.  Another member of the family is  Mrs. Edith Robertson, who is a daughter of Mrs. Kennedy, and who has been making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy since the death of her husband, the late  Frank Robertson.
          For many years Mr. Kennedy had held membership in the First Presbyterian church of this city. He was deeply interested in the work of the church and the members of the congregation will feel his death most keenly, as he was held in great esteem by all of them. Until he came to this city about seventeen years ago Mr. Kennedy had followed farming. Having achieved success in that line he came here to lead a comparatively retired life so far as gainful occupation was concerned, but he never lost interest in social and religious activities and those finer things that go to make for real enjoyment in life and that contribute so much to the happiness and enjoyment of others.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
May 16, 1915
Page 4, column 5
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          SHELBYVILLE -- Mrs. Thankful Ann Kennedy, 77 years old, widow of  John M. Kennedy,  is dead here.  Three sons and three daughters survive her.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla and  Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, May 15, 1915
Page 1, column 3
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AGED  WOMAN  CALLED  SUDDENLY  BY  DEATH
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Mrs. Thankful Ann Kennedy Attacked
With Apoplexy Suddenly Friday
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Funeral Tuesday Afternoon
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          Mrs. Thankful Ann Kennedy, wife of the late John Morgan Kennedy, died at her late home No. 133 West Hendricks street, this city at seven-thirty o'clock Friday evening, of an attack of apoplexy.  Mrs. Kennedy's death came as a dreadful shock to her friends and relatives.  She was enjoying the best of health, though at the advanced age of seventy-seven years.  She still enjoyed the pleasures of her home and apparently perfect health and only a few minutes before the call came she was enjoying a delightful rest on the veranda in company with the immediate members of her family.  She had even metioned to her relatives "how well she felt."  During the day she had worked among her flowers in the yard, work which she enjoyed very much.  She left her friends on the veranda and on entering the house called to get her daughter, Mrs. Fred Jones, to get her the camphor bottle, to which Mrs. Jones immediately responded, but before she had returned her mother had expired.
          Mrs. Kennedy was formerly Thankful Bassett.  She belongs to one of the oldest pioneer families in this state.  She is a descendant of the first settlers of the Maroneys of this county and also of the Bassetts, who were among the very first pioneers, and both families are in many ways connected with the history of Shelby County.  Mrs. Kennedy was born and reared in this county, in Marion township, and was married to Mr. John Morgan Kennedy early in life and came to this city with her husband to reside.  They enjoyed more than fifty-five years of wedded happiness most of which was spent in the Hendricks street home where she died.
          She was blessed with a good husband and six devoted living children and one who died a few years ago.  Those living are Mr. Albert G.  and  Thomas Kennedy, of this city;  Mrs. Alma Parsons, of Columbus;  Mrs. John Rhodes of Greensburg and  Mrs. Fred Jones, who resides at the Kennedy home.  Besides a large number of other relatives she has six dear little grandchildren, of whom she was very fond.  These are  Helen,  Lucile,  Ralph,  Mary  and  John Morgan Kennedy, of this city, and  William Rhodes, of Greensburg.  Mrs. Kennedy was not a member of any church but was exceedingly Christian in nature.  She was always generous to the needy, hospitable in her home and sympathetic with every one in distress.  Her home was the center of her interests.  In this she gleaned much happiness.  In the loss of Mrs. Kennedy the children lose a devoted mother, the brothers and sisters a lovley sister, friends a dear associate and neighbor.
          The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the late home, Rev. John S. Ward, of the First M. E. Church officiating, assisted by Rev. S.J. Green.  Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, August 21, 1911
Page 4, column 3
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          John M. Kennedy, a life-long resident of Shelby county and a citizen of Shelbyville for the past forty-five years, died at his home, 85 West Hendricks street, at 3 o'clock Sunday morning.  He had been in poor health for some time, death finally resulting from a complication of diseases incident to old age.
          Mr. Kennedy was born in Marion, this county, on March 12, 1829, and spent the early part of his life on a farm.  He later removed to this city and at the time of his death was one of the oldest residents, having passed the eighty-second milestone on life's journey.  On August 6, 1854, he was united in marriage to Thankful Ann Bassett.  Their wedded life has extended over a period of fifty-seven years.  To them were born eight children, of whom six survive the father.  The children are  Gilbert,  Thomas  and  Albert Kennedy,  Mrs. J. W. Parsons  and  Mrs. Fred Jones, of this city, and  Mrs. John W. Rhodes, of Greensburg.  The deceased is also survived by his wife.  Funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. George M. Smith officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 22, 1903
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Death  of  Cassius  C.  Kennedy
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          Cassius C. Kennedy  died at his late home, No. 226 West Franklin street, at 8 p.m., Sunday, September 20th, aged 42 years, 5 months and 20 days.  He was married to  Miss Jannette Payne  September 12th, 1901, who with their ten-months-old baby,  James Fleming,  and  Miss Fay,  aged fifteen years, his daughter by a former marriage, usrvive[sic] him.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, also the local lodge of Elks, who will participate in the funeral ceremonies.  He was clever and prosperous in business and enjoyed a wide acquaintance, having been connected with the clothing business for years and for the last several years held a partnership in the  Goulding & Kennedy  clothing store.  Funeral services will be held at the house at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, Rev. Price officiating.  The interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends wishing to view the remains may call at the house from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, September 21, 1900
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          Mary Grace,  the one year and five months old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. George F. Kennedy,  died at their home in Hendricks township at 2:30 o'clock a.m., Wednesday, September 19, of brain trouble.  In the loss of their child Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy have the sympathy of their many friends.  The funeral services will be held at the house at 1:30 o'clock, Thursday, September 20, Rev. M. L. Tressler, of the Presbyterian church, officiating.  The interment will be in Forest Hill in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
December 17, 1891
Page 3
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          Word reached this city Friday of the death, at 7 p.m. Friday, of paralysis, of  Peter Fleming Kennedy, one of the best known and noteworthy citizens of Hendricks township.  For several months past Mr. Kennedy has been a sufferer from heart disease, and paralysis ensued and quickly ended a long, useful and honorable career.  No man in the township was held in higher esteem than the deceased, and his death will be deeply mourned by all the residents of that part of the county.
          Plain, unassuming in manner and speech, generous to the needy, and readily sympathetic with the poor and oppressed, deceased won men by sheer force of kindliness of deed, rather than by plausible speech or effusiveness of address.  His was a most honorable life, filled to the brim with good deeds, charitable acts and perfect probity of personal character.  In all his relations he was a model father and husband, and his good deeds will long be cherished in the hearts of the business and social world.
          P. F. Kennedy, of Hendricks township, was a native of Washington county, Penn., where he was born, Nov. 11, 1816.  He was the eldest son of  Robert and  Margaret (Fleming) Kennedy, who were natives of Augusta Co., Va., and Westmorland Co., Pa., respectively.  They settled in Shelby county Nov. 11th 1829, and resided here until their deaths.  On the 23rd of Sept. 1823 deceased was married to  Miss Meranda Lemasters, and to them was born eight children, six of whom are now living, viz:  Mrs. Daniel Snyder,  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Sylvan,  George  and  Cassius.  He was a brother of  Mr. George W. Kennedy, of this city, and the late  Mrs. James Hill, of Hendricks township.  Mr. Kennedy's wife survives him.  He leaves an estate valued at $50,000.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Kennedy, Belle of Shelbyville / Death of, N. 3-25-1886 p1 c4.
From the Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1848-1991


The  Augusta  Chronicle
Augusta, Georgia
16 Dec 1842
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          Another member of the Indiana Legislature is dead--  Dr. Kennedy, of Shelby County.  He was a democrat.  This is the third death among the members elect since August.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  New  York  Daily  Tribune
December 13, 1842
Page 2
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          Dr. Kennedy, late State Senator for Shelby County, Indiana, died a few days since.  This is the third vacancy that has been made by death since the August Election.  A Special Election is ordered for to-day, the 12th.  A Loco-Foco will doubtless be elected.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Philadelphia  Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 Dec 1842
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A Senator Dead
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          Another member of the Indiana Legislature has deceased---Dr. Kennedy, of Shelby County.  He was a Locofoco.  This is the third death among the members elect since August.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

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