The Families of Adam Keith

Doctors, Lawyers, Reverends and such

 

Rev. Charles Whitfield Kennedy [1871-1962]

 

Ancestry: Adam Keith1>Maria Catherina [Gieg] m. [John George] Slough2>Barbara [Slough] m. [John] Kennedy3>Michael Styres Kennedy4>James B. Kennedy5>Charles Whitfield Kennedy6     

South Park Church Cleveland OH

 

1918 Rev. C.W. Kennedy

 

U. S. Census Information

 

1920 OH>Cuyahoga>Cleveland Ward 15 Chas. W. Kennedy 48 CAN minister, Olive C. 34 OH, Jean 9 OH, Robert 6 OH, John 3 OH, Richard 3 mos OH, Ralph 3 mos OH

 

Willard, Ohio, Grace Methodist Church dedicated in 1929

 

In September 1935, Rev. Grant S. Perkins, newly appointed pastor, "immediately undertook a most heroic campaign to save the church." Then suddenly, on Sunday morning, February 16, 1936, just before services, Rev. Perkins died. The congregation was shocked and grieved, almost paralyzed in despair. However, Bishop H. Lester Smith, in a meeting with eight northern Ohio district superintendents on February 25 appointed as successor, Rev. Charles W. Kennedy. [served 1936-1937]

 

Mansfield [OH] News Journal 4/6/1936

 

"Church Raises All But $ 1,500

 

Willard Congregation Hopes to Trim Debt to $ 10,000 Today to Halt Foreclosure

 

Willard - Rev. C. W. Kennedy pastor of the Methodist Episcopal here, was confident  today that the indebtedness against the would be reduced to $ 10,000 this afternoon and that the foreclosure proceedings of the Norwalk bank against the members would be dropped ...

 

Rev. Kennedy, who assumed the pastorship following the death of Rev. S. Grant Perkins on Feb. 16 ... There are 300 members in the congregation."