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KENNEDY, David Jr.

KENNEDY, David Jr.

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  • Name KENNEDY, David 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 26 Aug 1829  Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 13 Sep 1829  Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _TAG Set Family Search - 2015 
    Buried Oct 1893  Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Oct 1893  Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I1775  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2017 

    Father KENNEDY, John Eddie Sr.   Additional Information on KENNEDY, John Eddie Sr. - I1745,   b. 1803, Brighton, Fifeshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1884, Egremont, Gray, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother BURNS, Jean ,   b. 1 Mar 1804, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1887, Richmond, Macomb, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1822  Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F622  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CUMBERLAND, Eliza ,   b. 1 Sep 1834, Hamilton, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1890, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1853  Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. KENNEDY, Mary ,   b. 26 Mar 1855, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1856  (Age 1 years)
    +2. KENNEDY, John ,   b. 24 Dec 1856, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1942, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. KENNEDY, Emily Monkhouse ,   b. 22 Jul 1858, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1922, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Adopted]
    +4. KENNEDY, Robert Cumberland ,   b. 2 Jan 1859, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1934, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. KENNEDY, David ,   b. 24 Feb 1861, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1886, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     6. KENNEDY, William ,   b. 6 Jun 1863, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. KENNEDY, Edward James ,   b. 31 Oct 1864, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
    +8. KENNEDY, Hugh Burns ,   b. 14 Nov 1866, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1909, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +9. KENNEDY, Berthalena Elizabeth ,   b. 14 Jan 1868, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. KENNEDY, Beatrice Elizabeth ,   b. 7 Mar 1871, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Vanessa, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +11. KENNEDY, Louisa Jane ,   b. 18 Jan 1874, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. KENNEDY, Frederick Albert ,   b. 31 Aug 1876, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1878, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +13. KENNEDY, Annie Maud ,   b. 17 Aug 1878, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1944  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Aug 1829 - Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 13 Sep 1829 - Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1853 - Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 1893 - Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1893 - Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wood St.jpg
    Wood St.jpg
    Top photo is where David Kennedy (son of John & Jean) and Eliza Kennedy~~lived with their kids~~Second is where Hugh Burns K & Jemimia Strome (son of David, my direct line)~~lived. This is only of the street the house has been demolished.~~
    David J Kennedy 1853 sketch of Guelph
    David J Kennedy 1853 sketch of Guelph
    dk death notice.jpg
    dk death notice.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Scared To The / Memory Of / David Kennedy / Who Died ? October 13th 1893 / Age 64 Years / Watch Therefore, For Ye / Know Not What Hour Your Lord / Doth Come BAD ACCIDENT Mr. David Kennedy Killed by a Falling Wall There was a gloom cast over the city last evening and today on account of the untimely death of Mr. David Kennedy, builder and contractor, and one of the best known and highly respected residents of the city. Mr. Kennedy had the contract for the excavation and foundation of the new opera house, to be built on the corner of Upper Wyndham and Woolwich streets. He had about a dozen men employed and personally was overseeing the work. About half-past five o'clock yesterday afternoon, the men had finished the work of excavating on the northwesterly side, adjoining the old burying ground, and close to the old gable wall, which was at one time formed a portion of what was known as Mills & Melvin's foundry. Mr. Kennedy, after this portion of the work had been completed, with level and pick proceeded to take the level of the floor bed. While doing so some of the men shouted that the wall was giving way, his son Hugh shouting, "Run father, the wall is giving." Mr. Kennedy stood up and backed sideways, looking up at the wall, and started to run, but in doing so, his foot was caught in an obstruction and he fell on his left side. Before he could recover himself, the mass of masonry fell, and he was literally crushed into the ground, and buried, the only thing that could be seen of him being a portion of his coattail. When the alarm was given, he was about two feet from the side of the excavation, and when he fell, about 12 feet away. Had he not fallen, he would have escaped. The men who were working around, and who had run when the alarm was given, ere soon at work to rescue their employer, but the mass of stone was so great that it took their willing hands fully five minutes to clear the injured man. When the pile was removed, they had to use their hands to loosen the earth around him. Mr. Kennedy was lying on his face with the weight of the wall on his back, and two large stones on his head. There were two severe scalp wounds on the head, which were bound up by his son Hugh. The news of the accident spread like wildfire and in an incredibly short time there were hundreds on the scene. Mr. A. Mills and Mr. Wagner, of the American Hotel, telephoned for physicians. Dr. Cowan, who lives near by, was shortly in attendance. Drs. MacKinnon, Kennedy, and Howitt were also soon on hand. Mr. Kennedy, who was still breathing, was taken into a sitting room of the American Hotel, where physicians did all they could to restore animation, but without avail, and he died in about twenty-five minutes after the accident. The neck was broken and the spine injured. He was literally crushed to death under the mass of stones. The remains were taken home in the ambulance to his resident on Waterloo Avenue. Mr. Kennedy was very doubtful about the wall for some time back, and repeatedly gave instructions to his workmen to watch it, because the foundation was not good. Early this morning a space of the wall of the American hotel stable, about 30 feet wide and 16 feet high, fell, and more may yet fall. The foundation is only a few feet deep and built on sand. The deceased was a native of Falkirk, Sterlingshire, Scotland, and came out with Mr. Thos. Debbie and his brothers and sisters. They came west but Mr. Kennedy stayed in Sherbrooke for about a couple of years, when he came west. About 1853 he was employed at his trade as a mason on the construction the Great Western between Hamilton and Niagara. About that time he was married to Eliza Cumberland, of Bartonville, near Hamilton. In the spring of 1854, he moved to Guelph and worked for Rolland, a contractor on the G.T.R. Then he worked foe the late John Emalie, and after a time started out on his own account in company with Mr. Geo. Pike. After the dissolution of that partnership some quarter of a century ago, he went on his own account. He built several of the fine stores and residences in the city. He took a lively interest in municipal matters and represented the South Ward as a councilor in 1872, and off and on since then. Of late years he has not taken the same active interest in municipal matters, although he keenly watched the proceedings. He was a prominent Free Mason, and at one time occupied the chair. His skill at a curler, a game he greatly loved, is well known throughout this section of the country. In religion he was a Presbyterian, and a valued member of St. Andrew's Church, and one of her elders. In politics he was Reform to the backbone, and was always an enthusiastic worker in the cause. Mr. Kennedy's first wife died about three years ago. They had a family surviving of four sons and four daughters John, Robert and William in Guelph; Ed in Chicago; Mrs. Maddock, Toronto; and Beatrice, Lousia and Maud at home. About two years ago, he married his adopted daughter, Emily Kennedy. His brother, Mr. R. G. Kennedy, builder, Toronto, arrived in the city by the earliest train. Emmigrated to Canada in 1851