|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1846|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1930|
Served with Co. G of the 68th OH Infantry
"James F. Kennedy was born December 25, 1846, in Williams county, Ohio. He departed this life at his home in Geneva, Neb., October 19, 1930, at the age of 83 years, 9 months, 14 days.
Mr. Kennedy was married to Frances Jane Sullivan June 26, 1868. To this union three children were born: Maggie Goeury and Roy of Geneva , Neb., and Fred of Fairbury, Neb.
Mr. Kennedy moved in 1886 to Nebraska, where he has spent most of his time. Death called his wife in 1907. June 27, 1911, he was married to Julia Le Barron, she passing to the Great Beyond in 1927. Since that time he had made Geneva his home with his son Roy, near his daughter, Mrs. Goeury, who kept home for them both until October 3, when he moved into his own home at 540 North 12th street, where he lived but two weeks before passing away.
Mr. Kennedy enlisted in the Union army March 4, 1863. He served three years and was honorably discharged July 10, 1865. He was a member of Wilson Post, G.A.R., of Geneva and also of the home department of the Methodist Sunday school.
He leaves to mourn his departure his two sons and one daughter, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two aged sisters, Lou of Seattle, Wash., and Kate of Colorado Springs, Col., and a host of friends.
The funeral service was held at the Methodist Episcopal church in Geneva at 2 p.m. Tuesday and was conducted by Rev. Harold C. Capsey. Interment was in the Geneva cemetery. Soldiers and Daughters of Veterans attended."
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The 1880 Census recorded Frances living with her husband James, and their children Margaret and Frederick and adopted son Andrew J. Lunsford. I think that the FindAGrave memorial 10753988 belongs to Andrew. If anyone has anymore information on this man, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Frances J. Kennedy (1850 - 1907)
Julia Ann Garka Kennedy (1848 - 1927)
Margaret Ann Kennedy Goeury (1870 - 1959)*
Frederick R Kennedy (1876 - 1951)*
Roy F Kennedy (1889 - 1966)*
Civil War Veteran
Maintained by: NebraskaGirl
Originally Created by: marge
Record added: Oct 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15995833