Edward Joseph Kenny

Edward Joseph Kenny

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 3 Mar 1935 (aged 64)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 109387736 · View Source
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Edward Kenny used the wealth gained by his successes for the benefit of the New York Fire Department. Edward was appointed honorary Battalion Chief on July 11, 1918.

The family lived on Manhattan's lower east side as a neighbor of the family of Alfred E. Smith who, as a contemporary of the Kenny brothers, was a lifelong fire buff like them. Smith went on to become Governor of New York and a candidate for President of the U.S. in 1928 and remained a close friend of the Kenny's and the FDNY.

In 1918, Edward donated a searchlight truck to the FDNY. For this, he was awarded the Department Medal. In 1919, he was promoted to Honorary Deputy Chief.

On July 30, 1930, Commissioner Dorman tapped Edward Kenny for the post of Deputy Commissioner. This was an official, paid appointment not an honorary one.

Edward Kenny died in Florida on March 3, 1935 and was interred at Calvary Cemetery (Woodside, Queens) in the family plot adjacent to that of Governor Alfred E. Smith.

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  • Created by: Gary Urbanowicz
  • Added: 25 Apr 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 109387736
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Joseph Kenny (25 Dec 1870–3 Mar 1935), Find a Grave Memorial no. 109387736, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Gary Urbanowicz (contributor 47731674) .