Obituary Details

James "Jimmy" Corbett Kennedy

(01/07/1895 - 09/21/1937)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 09/23/1937

Death Claims 'Jimmy' Kennedy, Popular Manville Citizen, Early Tuesday Morning

James C. Kennedy, 43-year-old Manville resident, passed away at his home in Manville Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock. He had been ill for several weeks and took a turn for the worse Saturday, and never rallied.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Manville church on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. Jenkins officiating. Burial will be made at the Douglas cemetery. The Peet Mortuary has charge of the funeral arrangements. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will participate in the services at Manville and the members of the Douglas Veterans of Foreign Wars will confer burial services at the cemetery.

The singers will be Mrs. Howard, Mrs. O. M. Rassmussen, Ford B. Kuns and J.M. Hungate. Pallbearers will be Fred Kettler, T. L. Cantwell, James Hoblit, Ernest Sherk, Lee Welsh and O. M. Rassmussen.

Mr. Kennedy had been a resident of Manville since he was six years old. He was born at Nickerson, Kansas, on January 7, 1894, and lived there until he moved to this county. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Kennedy; mother, Mrs. Rosa Blare (Blair); uncle, A. A. Spaugh and aunt, Mrs. Clara Baker of Denver.

Mr. Kennedy has conducted the filling station on Highway 20 in Manville for many years, and had many friends over the county who will regret to learn of his death.

The Lusk Herald
September 30, 1937
Last Rites Held For James C. Kennedy; Interment Made in Douglas Cemetery

Funeral services for the late James C. Kennedy, popular service station operator at Manville, were conducted from the Manville Methodist church last Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with the Rev. George D. Jenkins of the Lusk Congregational church officiating.

The services were attended by a large crowd of friends and relatives, the services being under the auspices of the American Legion. Interment was made in the Douglas Cemetery, the Veterans of Foreign Wars conducting the services at the grave.

James Corbett Kennedy was born January 7th, 1895 at Nickerson, Reno County, Kansas. He died at his home in Manville, Wyoming, on September 21st at 8:30 a.m. age 42 years, 8 months and 14 days.

He was the only child of James E. and Rosa D. Kennedy. His father preceded him, by many years, in death.

The family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in his early childhood, where he lived until he was nine years old.

On March 17th, 1903, he, with his mother came to Manville, to the Bel Pre ranch, the home of his Uncle A. A. Spaugh. He made his home at this place for many years.

He enlisted in the United States Navy, October 19th, 1912.

On May 12th, 1915 he was united in marriage to Louise Kalber of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

On January 28th, 1918 he volunteered for service in the World War. During his service in the Navy, he received an injury, when two large transport vessels, the U.S.S. Huran (Note: Should be Huron) and the U.S.S. Atious (should be Aeolus) collided somewhere off the Atlantic coast. This injury bothered him at times, during the remainder of his life. He received an honorable discharge from the Navy on February 20th, 1919.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. James C. Kennedy and his mother, Rosa D. Blair, both of Manville, Wyoming.

Other relatives are: Mrs. Clara A. Baker; Mrs. and Mrs. A. A. Spaugh of Manville, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Spaugh and daughter of Hollywood, Calif.; Mrs. and Mrs. Add Davis, Kansas City, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. James P. Sullivan and family, Ft. Collins, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Charlie E. Baker and family, Seattle, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Harris, Denver, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Baker and family, Rawlins, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Eutsler and family, Lance Creek, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Helsmann and family, Boise, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. Louis O. Stotts and daughter, Rock Springs, Wyo.

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church at Manville at 2:00 o'clock, Friday afternoon, September 24th, with Rev. George D. Jenkins, pastor of the Congregational church of Lusk delivering the sermon.

The services were under the auspices of the American Legion.

From Manville the remains were taken to the Douglas cemetery, where burial was made.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars held military services at the grave.

The attendance at the funeral was one of the largest held in Manville for many years. The floral offerings were beautiful.

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