Archived Newfoundland Kennedy News Bits from local newspapers

KENNEDY NEWSBITS from the Howard Miller Index FHL# ? courtesy of Barbara Wyley, NZ

Dates in brackets are dates of publication.

(13 October 1814) p.38
Notice: Passengers in the "Snow Orphans", John WARREN, Master, from
Waterford last May. [list includes] Thomas KENNEDY

(1815, no details) p.43
Persons who have taken passage for Arichat, Cape Breton, on Schooner
"Robert", now about to proceed to sea. Signed, Miller, Fergus & Co.
[list includes] James KENNEDY

(3 June 1817) p.57
KENNEDY: Claimants against the estate of John KENNEDY of Harbor Main,
Conception Bay, deceased, apply to Mary KENNEDY, Executor, Harbor Main.

(14 October 1817) p.63
Undermentioned passengers per brig "Good Intent", Thomas FOX, Master,
from Waterford to this Port in the Spring of 1816, hereby informed,
unless their notes are paid to the subscribers on or before 20th
proximo, they will be indisciminately sent home to recover their
respective sureties. Signed, BULLYS, JOB, & CROSS. [List includes]

(29 January 1829) p. 67
BRANSCOMBE/KENNEDY: Sunday the 20th, William B. BRANSCOMBE to
Margaret, the eldest dau. of James KENNEDY.

(29 January 1829)
MOORE/KENNEDY: At Carbonear, the 13th by Rev. Mr Devereaux, Lorenzo
MOORE to Catherine, dau. of the late James KENNEDY.

(28 July 1829) p. 77
Report of St Johns Charity School 105 boys and 80 girls attend
daily...Prizes were distributed to [list includes] Mary KENNEDY.
[more details available if she's one of yours]

(April/May 1831) p.104
Persons who petitioned for land.
[list includes]:
Date of petition 27 March 1830
Petitioner: Mary KENNEDY
Where Situate: Harbor Main

(1832) p.116
List of supporters of Patrick KEOGH for member of Colonial Legislative
Assembly [list includes]: Edward KENNEDY & James KENNEDY

(1836, no details) p.140
Alphabetical list of Publicans [list includes]: Nick KENNEDY

(1 July 1845) p.185
RUNAWAY APPRENTICE Nicholas KENNEDY, about 16 years, 4ft. 10, fair
hair, full face, and is remarkable for a lump over his right eye. He
left the employ of the subscriber on Saturday morning last, taking
money and other articles belonging to the subscriber. It is supposed
he took passage to Sydney, Cape Breton. Reward offered for any
information leading to the apprehension. signed, Edward ST John.

From the Newspaper transcriptions of Tom Hynes

Harbour Grace Standard March 9, 1878 (Saturday)
Married. On Monday 25th ult., at the bride's residence, by the Very Rev. J.
O'Donnell, Mr. Edward Kennedy, of Harbour Main, to Miss Kate McGee, of
Gasters, Salmon Cove.

Royal Gazette July 3, 1888 (Tuesday)
Married. On the 26th ult., at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Rev.
Archdeacon Forristal, Mr. William Kennedy, of this city, to Miss Mary Ann
Metcalf, of Topsail.

The Times & General Commercial Gazette July 4, 1888 (Wednesday)
Married, on the 26th ult., at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Ven.
Archdeacon Forristal, Mr. William Kennedy, of this city, to Miss Mary Ann
Mitkiff, of Topsail.

The Times & General Commercial Gazette August 15, 1888 (Wednesday)
Married, on the 5th inst., at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Ven.
Archdeacon Forristal, Mr. John Kennedy, to Miss Ellen Dooley, both of this

1888 March 3 Harbour Grace Standard
The Salmon Cove Casualty. - Last week when giving a few particulars of this
melancholy affair, we remarked that a magisterial investigation was being
held by Judge Prowse respecting it. We learn from the Colonist a few facts
regarding the enquiry.
The Judge was accompanied by Inspector Fawcett and Dr.
Rendell. The particulars are briefly these: "It seems that Patrick Walsh,
(the man who lost his life), with two other men, Puddister and Terrence
Morrissey (Mr. Fitzgibbon's clerk) left Cat Hill on Tuesday afternoon, to
walk to Salmon Cove Junction. Morrissey felt very much fatigued and was
very pleased to get to
Edward Kennedy's house, Salmon Cove, where he
obtained lodgings for the night. He treated Walsh and Puddister to a glass
of rum. Walsh asked him for 2s. 6d., Morrissey would not give it to him for
fear of his getting drunk, but he gave him five or six glasses in a black
bought at Kennedy's. He noticed that Walsh had a black coat on when
he came out with him. Morrissey left them in the shop, went in and had his
tea, about 10.30 that evening. They came back to Kennedy's; Morrissey and
Kennedy were sitting in the shop; he noticed that both had liquor taken, and
Walsh had no black coat. Walsh called for a drink, Morrissey would not have
one with them; Kennedy gave them the drink; don't know which of the men paid
for the drink. Walsh put fifty cents on the counter and asked Kennedy for a
bottle of rum; he refused at first, but ultimately gave Walsh the bottle;
they said they were going to stop at Mahoney's. Kennedy said they could get
the bottle of liquor in the morning. Walsh insisted on having the liquor
and got it, put it in his pocket, and went out. Walsh told Morrissey he had
borrowed 2/6d. From a friend, he had no black coat on then. According to
Puddister's evidence he was a little in liquor when he left Kennedy's, but
Walsh was very drunk. I was delayed getting him along the road - we had a
drink again at Mahoney's and also went to Ned Mahoney's and had a drink out
of Walsh's bottle - mile and a half inside of Salmon Cove, had a drink
again out of Walsh's bottle, we went along two miles further. I wanted
Walsh to go into John Turner's; he would not, and we went on again. It was
raining hard and blowing. Puddister says, he felt himself getting weak,
left Walsh, and tried to get home to send help to him, and he was from
midnight until daylight on the road, it began to freeze, and our wet clothes
began to freeze on us; I laid down by the side of the track several times, I
was unconscious at the last and don't know who brought me home, I feel very
sick now."
Poor Patrick Walsh leaves a wife and six helpless children very
badly off; he was a most industrious working man. He had been sick about a
fortnight before the sad affair happened. Puddister, the companion of the
unfortunate man Walsh, is recovering.

1889 October 29 Royal Gazette (Tuesday)
Published by Authority.
His Excellency the Governor, in Council, has been pleased to appoint Wm.
Christian, Esq., J.P., (Old Perlican), to be Returning Officer for the
District of Bay-de-Verde; and Edward Kennedy, Esq., (Salmon Cove), to be
Returning Officer for the District of Harbor Main.
Secretary's Office, 29th October,

The Times & General Commercial Gazette January 15, 1890 (Wednesday)
Married, on the 9th inst., at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Rev. D.
O' Brien, Michael Kennedy, of Holyrood, to Mary F. Kenny, of Conception

The Times & General Commercial Gazette January 24, 1891 (Saturday)
Married, at Holyrood, on the 18th inst., by the Rev. G. Battcock, Edward
Kirby, of Holyrood, to Alice Kennedy, of Harbor Grace.

Evening Telegram February 17, 1899 (Friday)
Married. On Sunday, 12th inst., at the Palace, Harbor Main, by the Rev. P.
O'Donnell, P.P., Mr. Maurice Kennedy, to Miss Mary J. Meaney, both of

The Evening Telegram August 27, 1907 (Tuesday)
Dear Sir, - The event of most importance here for some time past was the
marriage on August 21st of Mr. Patrick Kennedy, a prominent merchant of this
town, to Miss Mary A. Hickey, daughter of Capt. Patrick Hickey. Both of the
contracting parties are very popular young people, and the occasion was in
consequence of special interest to the whole community. Mr. George Kennedy
acted as best man, while Miss Maria Kennedy, sister of the groom, performed
the role of bridesmaid. Quite a large gathering of friends were present, and
after the ceremony all repaired to the home of the bride, where the
festivities characteristic of such occasions were partaken of and enjoyed to
the fullest extent. Many appropriate speeches, notably by Messrs. Fewer,
Woodford and Kennedy, helped to grace the occasion, and the responses
thereto were equally pleasing and enjoyable. An all_night dance added its
quota of enjoyment and the early hours of the next morning found one and all
voting the occasion as the most enjoyable ever experienced. Harbor Main,
Aug. 23rd, 1907.



Harbor Main, Jan. 19-There passed peacefully away after a very short
illness, on the 10th January, a highly respected resident in the person of
the late Captain Patrick Hickey. Deceased had reached the ripe age of 81
years, and up to a short while ago had enjoyed his usual perfect health, and
was engaged at his ordinary occupation. A malady that at first was
considered trivial, however, became more acute and in spite of medical
attendance, it made such inroads on his condition that he began to weaken,
and on Friday after having received the last rites of the holy church, he
passed away. Captain Hickey was one of the "old school" of seamen, now ,
however, fast disappearing,-the days of "Iron men and wooden ships". In his
earlier years he was engaged in the coastal trade, and shore fishery, and
later became master of a banking vessel, and for several years made many
successful voyages, and to his memory, it may be said that through his
fearlessness and good judgement he never met with a serious mishap while
engaged at the bank fishery. Of late years he fished on the Labrador , and
Hickey's room at Griffin's harbor was well known to all along the coast.
His many friends at St. John's and in other parts of the country, will be
grieved to hear of his passing. The funeral took place on Monday and after
solemn requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Dwyer. the funeral cortege
wended its way to the cemetery on Harbor Main ridge, followed by a large
concourse of people. Besides his widow, he leaves to mourn two daughters at
home, Mrs. P Kennedy (merchant), and Mrs. P. D. Hannon (teacher), and two in
the U.S.A., Isabella and Mrs. C. Cunningham, also two sons, Patrick in
U.S.A., and Thomas in Canada, to whom the sympathy of the entire community
is extended.

1930 January 19 The Daily News
Mrs. Nicholas Kennedy, Carbonear

The Evening Telegram September 5, 1941 (Friday)
MARRIED. On August 26th, by the Rev. Fr. Terry, Margaret M. Healey of Deer
Lake, to Raymond Kennedy of Hr. Main.

Misc. Marriage and Deaths listings from The Harbour Grace Standard and
Conception Bay Advertiser
6-Dec 1865 Marriage
On Thursday last, at the residence of the Bride's father, by the Rev. John
Walsh, Charles L. KENNEDY, to Frances Ellen, daughter of Mr. Patrick KELLY
of this town

Newbits from Gert Crosbies Index

McINNIS, Angus, married KENNEDY, Mary (both of Greenock ) by Rev. McRae
Sept 16 1862 GDN

KENNEDY, Mary, widow of late James KENNEDY, died on Feb. 20 aged 86 Mar 7 1876 GN

Apr 1888 Death At Crockers Cove (near Carbonear), on the 15th inst., Mr. Mary KENNEDY, at the advanced aged 89 years (est b. 1799 maiden name unknown;husband unknown)


1881 Death At St. John's, on 20th ult., after a short illness, Arthur, aged 3 years and a half; and on the 26th Jessie Ethal, aged 1 year and 10 months, children of Archibald and Rachael KENNEDY.


Reprinted courtesy of Robinson-Blackmore Printing and Publishing

From the St. John's Daily News

Mon. Aug. 14, 1922


A quite but interesting and pretty wedding took place on Saturday morning,12th inst., in St. Thomas's Church, at 7.45 when Miss Hilda, elder daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William MEEK of Charlottetown, P.E.I., was united in wedlockto Mr. Ralph KENNEDY of this city, in the presence of a number of friends of
the Bride and Groom. The officiating clergyman was Rev. Clarence A.MOULTON, L. The Bride who was daintily dressed in a traveling suit of fawn with hat to
match, bearing a beautiful bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas, wasaccompanied to the church by Mr. H. Y. MOTT, who gave her away. Miss Annie HAMMOND attended as Bridesmaid and Mr. Harry WORSLEY supported the Groom. Immediately following the ceremony, the wedding party drove to the railway station where the happy couple proceeded to Holyrood where the honeymoon will be spent. Miss MEEK, during her two years' residence in St. John's, has been a valued employee of the Royal Gazette office, as well as an active member of St. Thomas's parish. Mr. KENNEDY is one of our most respected young businessmen associated with the firm of N. Worsley Ltd. The handsome and valuable presents received bears testimony to the esteem in which both are held by a large circle of friends who extend hearty wishes for a happy and prosperous wedded life, in which the NEWS cordially joins.


The Events for 1920 were transcribed with the help of John Baird.

Reprinted courtesy of Robinson-Blackmore Printing and Publishing

From the St. John's Daily News

Thur. Nov. 25, 1920



One of the prettiest weddings for the seasons was solemnized at 4 o'clockyesterday afternoon in the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Military Road, when
Mr. Rivlyn COSTIGAN of Bell Island, and Miss Lillian KENNEDY of St. John'swere united in the bond of holy matrimony. The bride, who was costumed in
orchid satin with white fox fur and pearl necklace, looked charming and wasgiven away by Mr. Bret CHANNING. Miss Margaret BEARNS, who was very pretty
in a rose velvet costume and black picture hat, acted as bridesmaid, whilethe groom was supported by Mr. Ralph BURNHAM, of Bell Island. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Fr. SAVIN, cousin of the groom, in the presence of theimmediate relatives of the bride and groom. After conclusion of the
ceremony a reception was held at the residence of Mrs. J. CHANNING, TheatreHill, the aunt of the bride, and the usual toasts were proposed and honored.
The groom presented the bride with a rope of pearls, and the best man andbridesmaid with handsome signet ring and silver mounted handbag. Thepresents were very handsome and numerous, testifying to the high esteem inwhich the young couple are held by their many friends. Mr. and Mrs.COSTIGAN left by the evening train for Holyrood where the honeymoon will bespent, after which they will proceed to Bell Island their future home, TheDaily News joins with their many friends in wishing the newly wedded couple
many happy years of connubial bliss.


Marc 1920 SJDN

17 - William KENNEDY, St. John's and Miss Mary A. WALKER, Brigus.

Apr 1920 SJDN

22 - Patrick F. RYAN, Catalina and Miss Lillian Laura KENNEDY, Western Bay,
at Brigus


Marriage Index 1866-1888

Harbour Grace-Roman Catholic Marriage Index-1866-1888

Immaculate Conception Parish

Kennedy William

Goss(alias)Clarke Patience Oct.5,1874
Lynch John

Kennedy Anne Sept.11,1875


"The Harbor Grace Standard"
October 2, 1896
E. LEWIS of the High School, Holyrood, would again take the outport
scholarship, where there one, and Ron KENNEDY, (son of Mr. C.L. KENNEDY)
would take a city scholarship.


Boston Pilot Missing Friends

19 October 1850
OF MICHAEL SHEA, a native of Waterford; when last heard from was in New
Trenton, Franklin County Indiana. Any information respecting him will be
thankfully received by his uncle, William Kennedy, at Halifax, N.S., or by
his mother at St. John's, Newfoundland.


1856 News

KENNEDY, Michael to Margaret d/o Capt. John FURNEAUX.(27 May)


Mr. and Mrs. W.H. KENNEDY left here on Saturday on a visit to the United
States, where they will visit their sons, Ronald, Harry and William at New
York. Mr. KENNEDY will also attend a convention of Supreme Council,
Knights of Columbus, at Washington, D.C.
Transcribed from "The Harbor Grace Standard"

August 12, 1932


Feb. 10
Dr. W. F. KENNEDY died in the Canary Islands.

Feb. 10
Dr. W. F. KENNEDY died in the Canary Islands.

Mar. 20
Funeral of Dr. KENNEDY.

From the St. John's Daily News

Sat. Jan. 2, 1909


KENNEDY - At Las Palmas, Grand Canary, on Monday, Feb. 10th, after a
long illness, Dr. W. F. KENNEDY, only son of Patrick and Margaret KENNEDY.


From the St. John's Daily News

Mon. Mar. 23 1908
O'NEIL - Yesterday evening at 7 p.m., after a short illness, Bridget
KENNEDY, only daughter of Thomas and Ann KENNEDY, and beloved wife of Wm.
O'NEIL, aged 25 years, leaving a husband, 4 children, father, mother, 3
brothers, and a large circle of friends to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on
Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, 34 Flower Hill. No crepe.


Transcribed from "The Harbor Grace Standard"
October 19, 1928


Mr. and Mrs. Harry KENNEDY, who had been visiting Mr. KENNEDY's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. KENNEDY, left by the Hayes Taxi on Friday
last enroute to their home in New York. They were accompanied to St.
John's by their parents, and brother Mr. Stephen KENNEDY, (who is
spending his vacation in town from Buchans)
Evening Telegram November 12, 1912 (Tuesday)
"Hr. Grace Notes.
The C.C.C. Club Room was opened on Monday last. The following is the list of officers: - Rev. J. Walker, Chaplain, W.H. Kennedy, President; H.F. Hennessy, Vice-President; M.P. Stapleton, Treasurer; Thos. O'Neil, Secretary; John Fallon, Edward Ryan, Alex Ryan, Michael Palner, Committee. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Edward Parsons, Esq., M.H.A. for his present of a table for the room. Any male member of the Parish, 18 years or over is eligible."


A fine mare belonging to Mr. Charles KENNEDY of Bear's Cove, was foundon Carbonear Road on Saturday last in such a condition that the police
had to be called upon to shoot it. Its left hind leg was broke , andthere were marks on one of the animal's shoulders which leads to the
belief that it was hit by a motor car. The loss to Mr. KENNEDY is aheavy one.
Transcribed from "The Harbor Grace Standard"
July 20, 1928


Evening Telegram February 4, 1920 (Wednesday)

"Published by Authority. ....

His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. Joseph Wall to be Sub-Collector of Customs at Harbor Main, in place of Mr. John Kennedy. ..."


Evening Telegram September 30, 1902 (Tuesday)

"A Wedding To-Morrow.

Mr. Lawrence Kennedy and Miss M. Buckley will be married to-morrow morning at the Presentation Convent Chapel, by Rev. Fr. White. Mr. W. Phelan, of J.D. Ryan's, will be groomsman, and Miss Theresa Connors, of Brazil's Square, bridesmaid. After partaking of the wedding breakfast at 'Hawthorne Cottage', the home of the bride, the happy pair will go to Holyrood by the 8.30 train."


April 10, 1896 (Marriage)
At the Cathedral, on Monday evening last, by the Rev. Father McCarthy,
William H. KENNEDY, third son of C.L. KENNEDY, to Jean, youngest
daughter of Capt. M. BRIEN, all of this town.

Transcribed from "The Harbor Grace Standard and Conception Bay
Dates given are dates of publication


St. John's Daily News
Tues. Jan. 15, 1901
RANDELL - At the church School, Trinity, Lydia, beloved wife of R. J. RANDELL, (C. of E. Teacher), aged 27 years.

KENNEDY -On the 14th inst., Mrs. KENNEDY, aged 89 years. Funeral on Wednesday next, at 2:30 p.m., from her daughters residence, 81 Freshwater Road. Friends and aquaintences are requested to attend without further notice.

Thur. Oct. 10, 1901
KENNEDY - At East Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A., on Sept. 19th, Michael H., eldest son of John and Catherine KENNEDY, aged 32 years, a native of St. John's N.F., leaving a wife and two children to mourn their loss.


Necrology St. John's Daily News
Apr. 14 1916
Richard J. KELLY, George Street.

Mrs. Terrence KENNEDY, Harbour Grace, 70


Nov 18, 1927 Harbour Grace Standard

Capt. Wm. J. KENNEDY, formerly of Crocker’s Cove, Carbonear, son of “Skipper Terence" KENNEDY now living in Harbor Grace Leaving home in 1891, Capt. KENNEDY came to Boston and for 17 years was master of a tug boat. He afterwards went out to Seattle, and was in the Alaska trade for about eight years. In 1916 he went to the Panama Canal and securing a position as canal pilot has been engaged in the work of piloting vessels from coast to coast. He is now on a vacation and left for Brooklyn, N.Y., on Tuesday on a week’s visit to his sister, Mrs. Capt M. CONNORS. He purposes visiting the homeland next summer.

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