Biography of Mrs. Harriet Kennedy (w/o Robert)
Madison County, NY Biographies





Kennedy, Mrs. Harriet, p. o. Chittenango, widow of the late Robert Kennedy, is a daughter of Daniel Walrath, concerning whose life material will be found elsewhere in this work. She was born in Chittenango, one of nine children, of whom seven yet reside in the place. Robert Kennedy, whose wife she became in 1871, was born at Canaseraga, December 6, 1835. He was during his mature years identified with the grocery trade, having spent many years in the employ of the Crouses, the grocer princes of Syracuse. When his brother, the late Judge Charles L. Kennedy, removed from Syracuse to Morrisville, Robert returned to Chittenango and opened a store on a site just above the old Yates Hotel, which he occupied not less than twenty years. He became a very influential and prominent citizen here. In politics a strong Republican, he was not desirous of office, but was an active and powerful factor in town and village affairs. For many years he was justice of the peace. In his later years he led a retired life, which was suddenly terminated by apoplexy May 6, 1893. His father, Doctor Samuel Kennedy, and his brother, the well known Judge, died from the same cause and at about the same age. He was a man greatly esteemed by all classes of people but perhaps among his many virtues, that which most calls for admiration was his unswerving fealty to his friends. His earnest convictions were the outcome of a calm judgment and while steadfast in his beliefs and conclusions, he yet held the even tenor of his way, with charity for all and malice toward none.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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