Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Spotlight On: W.L. and Willie M. Kennedy

June 2, 1864
Jan. 8, 1933

Willie M.
Apr. 28, 1877
Oct. 1, 1948

"All things work together for good to them that love God."

Buried Lola Pentecostal Cemetery, Lola, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 25 January 2018.

According to his death certificate,[1] Wilkes Lee Kennedy was born near Lola to B.S. Kennedy and Martha Utz. His father was born in Crittenden County, Kentucky and his mother was born in Boone County, Kentucky. Byron S. Kennedy was listed as the informant on W.L. Kennedy's death certificate.

The 1880 Livingston County census shows Wilkes L. Kennedy as a family member in the household of Bayless S. and Martha Kennedy.[2] Bayless S. Kennedy (born 1823; died 1913) and Martha Utz Kennedy (born 1829; died 1912) are both buried in Hopewell Cemetery.[3]

Willie May Kennedy, a widow,  was age 71 years, 5 months and 3 days when she died on Oct. 1, 1948. Her parents were John Fowler and Sue Stephens, both of whom were born in Kentucky. Mrs. C.E. Babb was the informant on Willie May Kennedy's death certificate. [4]

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #2130, Wilkes Lee Kennedy, Kentucky Death Records 1852-1965, Ancestry.com.
[2] 1880 Livingston County, Kentucky census, Salem, Roll 429, page 343C, E.D. 81, Ancestry.com.
[3] Kentucky Death Certificate #8942, Bayless S. Kennedy, and Kentucky Death Certificate #13293, Martha Utz Kennedy, Kentucky Death Records 1852-1965, Ancestry.com.
[4] Kentucky Death Certificate #27929, Willie May Kennedy, Kentucky Death Records 1852-1965, Ancestry.com.

Published 21 August 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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