Doctor John Thomas Kennedy

Doctor John Thomas Kennedy

Male 1840 - 1911  (71 years)

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  • Name John Thomas Kennedy 
    Title Doctor 
    Born 12 Apr 1840  Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1911  Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bonham Daily Favorite
      12 Aug 1911

      Dr. J.T. Kennedy Dead

      Prominent Citizen of This City Has Crossed Over to the Great Beyond

      Dr. J.T. Kennedy died suddenly last night at 12 o'clock at the family residence on East Fourth street after a short illness. The immediate cause of his death is attributed to heart failure.

      The funeral services will occur Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Following the services, interment will take place at Willow Wild Cemetery.

      Dr. Kennedy's death comes as a shock to a multitude of friends in this city, as his illness was never considered serious, and part of his family were away visiting at the time of his death.

      Dr. Kennedy was a native of Tennessee, having been born in Marshall County on April 12, 1840. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. D. Kennedy. He moved to Texas with his father's family in the year of 1846, settling near Paris, from which place he moved to Bonham. Dr. Kennedy was widely known as an able and successful practitioner. He received his medical education at Tulane University, New Orleans, La., graduating from that famous institution with high honors in the year 1867 and entering upon his professional career soon afterwards and for forty years he bore the medical banner in a brilliant and successful fight against disease and death, engraving his name in the hearts of countless numbers of good people who will ever hold his memory in deepest love and respect. On account of advancing age and failing health, Dr. Kennedy had for the past two or three years retired from active practice.

      Although he was not identified with any church, Dr. Kennedy had expressed his belief in the faith of the Presbyterian doctrine. He was a Christian gentleman and had often been seen to enter his room for private worship.

      Dr. Kennedy was a successful business man, having been first vice-president of the Fannin County National Bank for more than twenty-one years and an active member of the board of directors. He first assumed the duties of vice-president of the old Fannin County Bank in 1890 and when the bank was changed to the Fannin County National, he continued to serve in that capacity. In early life Dr. Kennedy met and married Miss Georgia Clinton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Clinton of Ladonia. The ceremony was performed at Ladonia in the year of 1873. Five children were born to bless this union, four of whom survive him.

      With the passing of Dr. Kennedy, Bonham loses one of its most prominent citizens. He was a man of strong character and lofty ideals. He was a tower of strength to his many friends and his many deeds of kindness and good cheer will ever live as an enduring monument against the ravages of time in the memories of hundreds of friends.

      He is survived by a wife and four children; Dr. A.B. Kennedy, of this city; Mrs. Gordon Matthews of Jonesboro, Ark., and Misses Stella and Mary Kennedy of this city.

      Miss Mary Kennedy arrived this morning from Sherman where she received the news of her father's death, and Mrs. Matthews and Miss Stella Kennedy will arrive Sunday from Chicago.

      Bonham Daily Favorite
      14 Aug 1911

      Dr. J.T. Kennedy Buried This Morning

      Funeral Services of Prominent Man Conducted This Morning at Nine O'clock

      The funeral services of Dr. Jno. T. Kennedy were conducted at the family residence this morning at nine o'clock and followed by interment at the Willow Wild Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Edgar W. Williams of the First Presbyterian Church and Rev. T.G. Davis of the First Baptist Church.

      In honor of the memory of Dr. Kennedy all the drug stores of the city were closed. The floral offerings coming from the many people were magnificent testimonials of the love and respect in which the deceased was held. Among the offerings was that of a large and beautiful cross tendered by the druggists of the city. Another was an exquisitely designed wreath from the physicians. The Fannin County National Bank gave a large floral pillow and the Hospital board also gave a pillow.

      A vast concourse of friends and loved ones were present at the funeral services to pay a last loving tribute to this good man, following the remains to the Willow Wild Cemetery, where the last sad rites were pronounced and the gathered throng spoke a grief-stricken farewell.
    Buried 14 Aug 1911  Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I195  Root Tree
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2016 

    Father Colonel Thomas Denney Kennedy,   b. 20 Sep 1798, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1884, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Louisa A Marsh,   b. 15 Oct 1813, Marshall County, Tennessee or Anson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1886, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1829  Marshall County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Georgia Anna Clinton,   b. 16 Dec 1852, near Tyler, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1943, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1873  Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Alvis Battle Kennedy,   b. 29 Jan 1874, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1964, Sherman, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Tishie John Kennedy,   b. 2 Oct 1875, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1880  (Age 4 years)
    +3. Bertha May Kennedy,   b. 5 Jul 1881, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1964, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Stella Clinton Kennedy,   b. 17 Aug 1889, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 87 years)
     5. Mary Isabella Kennedy,   b. 04 Jan 1892,   d. 19 May 1984  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2016 20:10:55 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    Doctor John Thomas Kennedy

    Documents
    1889 Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas,  page 482
Texas
Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    1889 Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, page 482 Texas Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    Fannin County Folks & Facts, page 234
    Fannin County Folks & Facts, page 234
    1905 Statement of Testimony page 1
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
Pauline Kennedy Suddath vs Charles Melville Suddath
    1905 Statement of Testimony page 1 Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Pauline Kennedy Suddath vs Charles Melville Suddath
    1905 Statement of Testimony page 2
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
Pauline Kennedy Suddath vs Charles Melville Suddath
    1905 Statement of Testimony page 2 Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Pauline Kennedy Suddath vs Charles Melville Suddath

    Headstones
    Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    JOHN T. KENNEDY
    1840 - 1911

    Plot: Section H Lot 248 SW
    Doctor John Thomas Kennedy Family
    Doctor John Thomas Kennedy Family
    Plot: Section H Lot 248

    Vital Records
    1964 Death Certificate
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas
Doctor Alvis Battle Kennedy
    1964 Death Certificate Sherman, Grayson County, Texas Doctor Alvis Battle Kennedy
    1903 Birth Report
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
Helen Kennedy Suddath
    1903 Birth Report Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Helen Kennedy Suddath
    1911 Death Certificate
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    1911 Death Certificate Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Doctor John Thomas Kennedy

    Military
    CSA Records page 1
Co. H 23 Texas Cavalry
Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    CSA Records page 1 Co. H 23 Texas Cavalry Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    CSA Records page 2
Co. H, 23 Reg't, Texas Cavalry
Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    CSA Records page 2 Co. H, 23 Reg't, Texas Cavalry Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
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Co. H, 23 Reg't, Texas Cavalry
Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    CSA Records page 3 Co. H, 23 Reg't, Texas Cavalry Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
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23 Reg't, Texas Cavalry
Doctor John Thomas Kennedy
    CSA Records page 4 23 Reg't, Texas Cavalry Doctor John Thomas Kennedy