Biography of William L. Kennedy
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Kennedy, William L., Waddington, was born in Ireland, November 12, 1852. His father, Hugh, was born in Ireland in 1813, where he was reared and educated, He married Jane Toens, by whom he had seven sons and three daughters. In 1858 he came with his family to Morrisburg, Canada, and after eight months removed to Waddington and purchased fifty six acres of land now owned by William L. After fifteen years Mr. Kennedy added fifty acres to his first purchase and here he spent his life, dying in the village, October 19, 1891. His widow now lives in Waddington village. William L. was reared and educated in Waddington and early in life learned the shoemaker's trade and carried on a very successful business in Waddington two years. In 1883 he purchased the old homestead and has been a resident since 1885. L. Robella, daughter of Robert Brown of Waddington, became his wife. November 20, 1878. Mr. Kennedy is a Republican in politics and has always been a temperance man, never having used liquor in any form. He has been a member of various temperance organizations, and he and wife are Presbyterians. Mr. Kennedy was Sunday school superintendent one year, secretary and treasurer five years and librarian seven years.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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