Samuel Lora Kennedy

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Samuel Lora Kennedy

Birthplace: PA, USA
Death: Died in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, USA
Cause of death: Artereo Sclerosis and heart disease, with praralysis
Place of Burial: Cedar Rapids, Linn, IA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew James Kennedy and Catherine Lucy Kennedy
Husband of Emeline Kennedy
Ex-husband of Nancy Irene Kennedy
Father of Jennie Lyons; Laura Arnold; Charles Logan Kennedy; Emma Jane Nye; Elizabeth V. McCune and 1 other
Brother of John H. Kennedy; Margaret Kennedy; Spencer Kennedy; Sarah Jane Austin; Emma Charlotte Criss and 1 other

Occupation: Gardener
Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Samuel Lora Kennedy

The death of Mr. Kennedy takes from the community one of the real veterans of the Civil War, a veteran who had had a remarkable record as a soldier for the Union during the civil strife of the early sixties. Mr. Kennedy was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1844 and came to Iowa in 1860. He enlisted in the Union army in 1863. He re-enlisted on January 5, 1864. He was severely wounded in the head July 16, 1864, at Tupelo, Miss. He was promoted to corporal, March 1, 1865, and was mustered out of service January 20, 1866, at Memphis, Tenn. He came to Cedar Rapids in 1879 and has made this city his home until his death. he was a charter member of T.Z. Cook Post 235 G.A.R. He was also a member of the Bethany Congregational church for several years.

The Cedar Rapids Republican Fri., Nov. 16, 1917, p. 6, col. 3

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Samuel Lora Kennedy's Timeline

May 4, 1844

Later records show Samuel was born in 1844, but according to the 1850 census he was eight years old, which would make him born in 1842.

November 9, 1871
Age 27
Morse, Johnson Co. IA