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Kennedy, Earl C. 1901-1988

KENNEDY, DAVIS, GREGG

Posted By: Paul Van Dyke-Volunteer
Date: 3/11/2015 at 01:11:57

Source: Sioux County Capital (12-1-1988)

Born: February 12, 1901
Died: November 19, 1988

Earl Clarteton Kennedy, 87, died Saturday night, November 19, in the Orange City Municipal Hospital of an apparent heart attack. The funeral was at 2 P.M. Tuesday, November 22, in the chapel of the First Reformed Church of Orange City, with the Reverends Raymond Weiss and Henry Poppen officiating. Interment was in West Lawn Cemetery. The Van Etten-Oolman-Van Gelder Funeral Home made the arrangements.

Earl was born February 12, 1901 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Horace Kennedy and his wife Florence Pamela Davis. The father was of Scotch-Irish and colonial New England Calvinist stock and rose to become chief of detectives of the Halifax police force before removing to California, where he was an arson investigator for the state forestry department. The mother stemmed from an old Newfoundland family, active in the cod fishery and the fish trade with Devonshire, England.

Earl married Eleanor Harris Gregg on November 17, 1931 in Santa Ana, California. Two days before his sudden death, he celebrated his 57th wedding anniversary quietly and contentedly with his wife, son and daughter-in-law.

The departed is survived by his widow, Eleanor; his son, Earl William (Bill) Kennedy; his daughter-in-law, Cornelia Breugem (Nella) Kennedy; two grandsons, James Carleton Kennedy and David Harris Kennedy and David Harris Kennedy; three nieces, Mary Carolyn Kennedy McIntire of Toronto, Canada; Kathleen Davis Kennedy (the wife of Dr. Jacob Pieter Ellens) of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and Janice Lynne Kennedy of Big Bear Lake, California; and two sisters-in-law, Blanche Marie Metz Kennedy of Glendale, California, and Dorothy Rose Goodner Kennedy of Glendale, California.

He was predeceased by his parents, an older sister, Edith Mary Kennedy Inglis (the wife of the Reverend George Roy Inglis); and two younger brothers, Ralph Davis Kennedy and the Reverend Clyde Johnstone Kennedy.


 

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