Stephen F. Kennedy
KENNEDY, Stephen F., a well-known and thriving farmer of Sciota Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Ohio, on April 22, 1861, a son of Jacob and Sarah (Luellan) Kennedy, both natives of the State of Ohio. The subject of this sketch came to McDonough County in 1869 with his parents, who settled in the vicinity of Colchester, where his father was engaged in farming and raising stock. He assisted in the work on his father's farm, and availed himself of the benefits of common schools in the neighborhood of his home. In 1883 he started into farming on his own account in Sciota Township. He bought his present farm of eighty acres in Section 35, of this township, in 1897, and has since been successfully engaged in its cultivation.
On February 24, 1887, Mr. Kennedy was united in marriage with Lettie May Moninger, who was born and educated in Fulton County, Ill. Three children have blessed their union, namely: Joy C, Roscoe M. and Leona Irene.
Politically, Mr. Kennedy espouses the cause of the Democratic party. He has discharged the duties of several township offices with notable credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. He has served as Road Commissioner, Assessor, and Collector, and was elected Supervisor of Sciota Township in 1904. In all of these positions of trust his record as a public servant has been beyond reproach.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 924, extracted 11 May 2019 by Norma Hass.
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