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Thomas Kennedy
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1860
Death: Jan. 17, 1933

Lewis Co. Herald
January 19, 1933

Four Drown as Car Backs off Ferry Boat at Sandy Springs, OH

A boy's curiosity which led him to play with an automatic gearshift led to the drowning of four persons Tuesday afternoon at Sandy Springs. Two women, a man and a boy met death when the automobile thrown into reverse gear by the youth backed off the ferry V.S.S into the Ohio River after crossing to Sandy Springs from Vanceburg. Two occupants of the car escaped. All four bodies were recovered within two hours after the tragedy.
Funeral services for Thomas Kennedy, 72, one of the victims who met death Tuesday when the car in which he was riding backed from the Vanceburg Ferry boat, will be held this morning, Thursday, at the Kimble Funeral Home. Burial will be made at the East Fork Cemetery.
Surviving Mr. Kennedy are two sons, Bruce and Raymond, who reside near Vanceburg and one daughter Mrs. Erma McCain of Jacktown. He was also a relative of Mrs. A.D. Sparks who was one of the victims of the tragedy.

Victims of the tragedy:
Mrs. Nettie Sparks, 49, 1220 10th Street Portsmouth, OH
Mrs. Magie Aldrich, 40, Pond Creek, Scioto, OH
Thomas Kennedy, 72, of Vanceburg
Robert Cooley, son of Mrs. Sparks, 8. 
 
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 Parents:
  Eli Kennedy (1832 - 1914)
  Rebecca Jane Nash Kennedy (1833 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Vaughn Kennedy (1867 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Raymond Thomas Kennedy (1889 - 1944)*
  Ermal Josephine Kennedy McCane (1893 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Malinda Kennedy Kennedy (1859 - 1926)*
  Thomas Kennedy (1860 - 1933)
  Mary Katherine Kennedy Aldridge (1865 - 1948)*
  William Kennedy (1871 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Fork Cemetery on Chalk Ridge
Fearisville
Lewis County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Randy Peffer
Record added: Mar 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35071866
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