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 Sarah Jane “Sally” <I>Snider</I> Kennedy

Sarah Jane “Sally” Snider Kennedy

Brown County, Indiana, USA
Death 16 Feb 1936 (aged 82)
Nashville, Brown County, Indiana, USA
Burial Nashville, Brown County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 48519604 · View Source
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The ninth of ten children born to William & Elizabeth (Brummett) Snider of Brown Co IN, Sally married James Weddle Kennedy on 27 Sep 1870 in Brown Co IN, the son of Lieutenant Stephen A & Susannah (Taggart) Kennedy of Nashville, Brown Co IN. They lived in Nashville, Brown Co IN and had eleven children, of which, only the names of four sons and five daughters are known.

The 1930 Census for Washington Twp, Brown Co IN indicates widowed Sally was living with her son Claude and his family. She died almost six years later, aged 83 years.

Brown County Democrat, 30 Jan 1936, Thursday, Pg 4
"The condition of Mrs. Sarah Kennedy, who has been ill for many weeks at her home on Gould street, remains very serious."

Brown County Democrat, 20 Feb 1936, Thursday, Pg 1
Succumbs at Home of Son In Nashville at Age of Eighty-Two Years -- Life-Time Resident of County
Mrs. Sarah Jane Kennedy, for many years a resident of Nashville, died at the home of her son, Claude Kennedy, here last Sunday, at the age of eighty-two years, five months and sixteen days. She was born in this county and was a daughter of William and Elizabeth Snyder, who were among the early settlers of Brown county. Her father and Banner Brummet sold the first lots in the town of Nashville in 1836, one hundred years ago.
Mrs. Kennedy spent her early life in Jackson township. In 1871 she was united in marriage to James W. Kennedy and to them eleven children were born, four of whom preceded her in death. Her husband served four years as sheriff of Brown county. He died several years ago.
The surviving children are Mrs. Bertha Tutt, Mrs. Elsie Scofield, Mrs. Gertrude Spring and Jacob T. Kennedy, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Scott Cramer, Henderson, Kentucky, and Alonzo and Claude Kennedy, of Nashville. There are also twenty-five grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren surviving.
At an early age Mrs. Kennedy united with the Nashville Christian church and loved to attend its services when health would permit.
"Sally", as her many friends here liked to call her, was one of the fine pioneer women of Brown county, loved and respected by all who knew her. She was the mother of a large family, some of whom now have "silver threads among the gold" of the boys and girls who gathered about the bedside of this dying mother and so bravely fought the Death Angel, long ago have passed out from the home circle. Business and their own home circles may have encroached upon their time, may have robbed their mother of their companionship, but she was ever the same; rejoicing in their successes and grieving in their misfortunes. Her "girls" and "boys" -- always girls and boys to her, though now grown to mature years with boys and girls around their own firesides. How true is that oft-repeated phrase, "The love of a mother for her children passeth human understanding."
Impressive funeral services were held at home Tuesday morning following which the body was conveyed to Greenlawn cemetery, where, by the side of her devoted husband, she rests in peace. The funeral sermon was delivered by Dr. J. E. deGafferelly, of the Nashville Christian church.
The pallbearers were Howard Tomlinson, Walter Spicer, Edward Kent, Preston Crabtree, William Smith, Leo Kent, Charles Robertson, Billie Weddle.
The flower bearers were Betty Skinner, Mary Crane, Mary Shafer, Opal Huber, Betty Koons, Jeanette Williamson."

Sally is my paternal Gr-Grandmother. So many thanks to Rhonda and Lin for the tombstone pictures.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 48519604
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Jane “Sally” Snider Kennedy (31 Aug 1853–16 Feb 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48519604, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie's Daughter (contributor 47137929) .