Biography of Patrick J. Kennedy
Erie County, NY Biographies


Kennedy, Patrick J., Buffalo, is the fifth in a family of seven sons and two daughters of Patrick J. and Mary (Nolan) Kennedy, natives of Ireland, who came to America about 1851 and settled in Buffalo, where they were married. The father was engaged on the construction of the Welland Canal in Canada, was long employed on the Buffalo docks, and for several years has lived a retired life. He has always been an active Republican. His wife died July 8, 1896. Patrick J. Kennedy, the son, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., in the old First ward, on March 21, 1863, received a publie and private school education and for several years was in the employ of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company and the Lehigh Valley Coal Company. He was also employed for four years in the city water department and with this exception has spent his active life in the coal business. Since 1891 he has been foreman of the docks, for the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company at Buffalo. Mr. Kennedy has always been an active and influential factor in local politics, having served as a committeeman since he reached his majority. He has been a delegate to various city, county, assembly, judiciary and State conventions, was a member of the Republican executive committee of Erie county during the Harrison campaign and is now a member of the general committee. He steadfastly declined political preferment until the fall of 1897, when he was persuaded to accept the nomination for city assessor at the request of his friends and party. He is a member of the C. M. B. A., and has always resided in what is now the Second ward of Buffalo. In November, 1888. he married Delia G., daughter of David and Bridget Roberts, of Buffalo, and they have a daughter and three sons.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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