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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 2
Miles Kennedy


Miles Kennedy, extensive landowner and successful farmer, whose progressive spirit is manifest in the excellent condition of his property in the St. Albert district, is now living retired in St. Albert, while his sons look after his extensive farming interests. He was born in the province of Ontario, on the 18th of May, 1850, a son of John and Christine (MilIan) Kennedy, likewise natives of that province. The father was a farmer for many years and won success as an agriculturist. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy are deceased.
Miles Kennedy received his education in the public schools of his birthplace and in 1894 came to Alberta and located in the St. Albert district, purchasing fine farm land. Since that time he has devoted his entire time and attention to its improvement and development, his specialties being mixed farming and cattle raising, and he has become one of the most successful and affluent agriculturists in the district.

At St. Raphael's, in 1882, was celebrated the marriage of Miles Kennedy to Catherine McDonald, both of Glengarry. To their union twelve children have been born Alexander is on his own farm in Killam district, Alberta; Angus is looking after his fathers' interests; Marguerite served as nurse for three years overseas during the World war, and is now married and living at Winnipeg; Hughie is married and is working in a large department store at St. Albert; Christine is married and now living in the States; John, who was a sergeant in the World war, was killed in action at the battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917. He enlisted July 4, 1915, with the Sixty-sixth but served in the Forty-ninth; Donald died of wounds in the battle of the Somme, December 26, 1916. He enlisted November 8, 1915, with the Sixty-sixth but served in a unit overseas. Both brothers were decorated for bravery and extreme heroism; Belle is at home; Albert enlisted in the 'World war but did not see active service, getting only as far as England on his way to the front. He is now working on his father's farm; Elizabeth is nursing at the University Hospital; Andrew is at home; and Catherine is telephone operator in town. The Kennedy children are consistent members of the Catholic church and Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy are zealous workers in its behalf.


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