1840 - 1911 (71 years)
||John Thomas Kennedy |
||12 Apr 1840
||Giles County, Tennessee
||11 Aug 1911
||Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
- 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.
||14 Aug 1911
||Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
||8 Dec 2016 |
||Colonel Thomas Denney Kennedy, b. 20 Sep 1798, Garrard County, Kentucky , d. 24 Mar 1884, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas (Age 85 years) |
||Louisa A Marsh, b. 15 Oct 1813, Marshall County, Tennessee or Anson County, North Carolina , d. 01 May 1886, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas (Age 72 years) |
||23 Dec 1829
||Marshall County, Tennessee
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Georgia Anna Clinton, b. 16 Dec 1852, near Tyler, Smith County, Texas , d. 02 May 1943, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas (Age 90 years) |
||12 Jan 1873
||Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas
|+||1. Doctor Alvis Battle Kennedy, b. 29 Jan 1874, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas , d. 30 Jul 1964, Sherman, Fannin County, Texas (Age 90 years)|
| ||2. Tishie John Kennedy, b. 2 Oct 1875, Texas , d. 2 Feb 1880 (Age 4 years)|
|+||3. Bertha May Kennedy, b. 5 Jul 1881, Texas , d. 3 Jun 1964, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas (Age 82 years)|
| ||4. Stella Clinton Kennedy, b. 17 Aug 1889, Texas , d. 1977 (Age 87 years)|
| ||5. Mary Isabella Kennedy, b. 04 Jan 1892, d. 19 May 1984 (Age 92 years)|
||3 Dec 2016 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart