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Edward J. Kennedy 1891-1910


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/12/2011 at 17:14:58

Edward Kennedy Dead
Mr. Edward Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kennedy, of Wallingford, died at his home Wednesday, March 9th, of pneumonia, after an illness of over three weeks. Funeral was held from the Catholic church in this city Saturday forenoon, conducted by Rev. Father Coffey. The pall bearers were: Jas. Howe and Francis Cain, of this city, and Will Dorsey, Chas. Jackson, Will Geinitz and Frank Dorsey, of Wallingford, all school mates of the deceased.

The church was crowded with friends and school mates who assembled to pay their last tribute to the departed. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful.

Deceased was a student of the Estherville high school and was a model young man and a great favorite among his associates. He was first taken down with lagrippe which later developed into pneumonia and rheumatism, which was more than his system could stand. He was born Dec. 27, 1891, at De Kalb, Illinois, and when only three months old came with his parents to the farm west of Wallingford, where he grew to manhood. One brother, Francis, and five sisters, Clara, Mae, Katie, Rose and Bessie and his father and mother are left to mourn the untimely death of a brother and son.

“When the Lord, said you have finished,
Come up higher, Eddie dear;
You have won a crown in heaven
By the pain you suffered here.
Those who saw you in your casket;
Pure and white, and Oh, so fair,
Thought you were the light of Heaven
As you lay so sweetly there.
You are gone, but not forgotten,
Never shall the memory fade;
And while life and strength are left us
We shall linger around your grave.”
(Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, March 16, 1910)

Death of Edward Kennedy
Edward Kennedy, eighteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kennedy, died at the family home southwest of Wallingford Wednesday night at eleven o’clock, of inflammatory rheumatism. He had been sick four weeks. At first it was thought to be nothing more that lagrippe but later on developed into rheumatism. He was attending high school in this city when taken sick. He was an unusually bright boy and his young friends will learn with regret the news of his sudden and unexpected death. Funeral services were held Saturday morning in the Catholic church and his remains laid away in the Catholic cemetery. The Kennedy family have the sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement.

The funeral was one of the largest ever held at this place and the floral offerings were a fine tribute to the memory of this excellent young man.

Mrs. Henry Heckey, Mrs. Thomas Maley, Mrs. Thomas Gannon, Mrs. Sidney Row and M. Kennedy, of De Kalb, Ill., sisters and brothers of James P. Kennedy were here to attend the funeral. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, March 16, 1910)


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