Obit: Kennedy, Thomas (1920? - 1939)

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Surnames: Kennedy, Fromm, Staples, Wilson

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 20 July 1939

Kennedy, Thomas (1920? - 20 July 1939)


Thomas Kennedy, 19, was killed in Crash near Waukesha

Funeral services for Thomas Kennedy, 19, son of Thomas Kennedy, Sr., of Neillsville, one of two young men killed in an automobile accident near Waukesha last Thursday morning were held Monday afternoon from the home of his grandparents in Merrill.

Young Kennedy, who attended the Neillsville public schools, and his companion, Robert Wilson, 23, of Wales, were killed instantly when the automobile wrecking car in which they were riding left the highway and rolled over in the ditch.

Coroner Martin E. Fromm said the deaths were accidental, and expressed belief that Kennedy was driving the wrecking car and had lost control. Both youths were thrown from the car and died as the result of internal injuries, according to the coroner.

For the last two years young Kennedy has been employed near Waukesha. At first he was employed on a farm, but recently he had been working in a cannery at Oconomowoc. He had been staying at the garage of Clyde Staples, at the intersection of highways 10 and 33. Staples said young Kennedy apparently arose during the night and borrowed the wrecker.

Mr. Kennedy, an employee of the city water department, and his wife and family left for Waukesha immediately on receipt of word of the accident.

Surviving, besides, his father, are two sisters, Pearl and Fern, both living near Waukesha, his step-mother, and a step-brother, and a step-sister.



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