Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Sinnott “Sam” Kennedy (1877-1961)
Born at Uxbridge, Ontario on 20 December 1877, son of Samuel Kennedy and Margaret Sinnet, he was working as an engineer at Chicago, Illinois when, in 1912, he came to Winnipeg to work with architect John Danley Atchison as an expert on ventilation and sanitary matters. He worked as a consulting engineer until retirement in 1940.
He married Hannah Catherine Crowe (1893-1971) at Chicago and they had six children: Burton James Kennedy (1917-2018), Donald William Kennedy (1918-?), Gregory Kennedy (?-?), Vincent Kennedy (?-?), Helen Marjorie Kennedy (?-2012, wife of Donald Ferguson Macklin), and Evelyn Kennedy (?-?, wife of ? Krueger). He was a Winnipeg city councillor (1928-1929). He was a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba, St. Charles Country Club, Manitoba Club, and St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church.
He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 11 May 1961 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Ontario birth registration [Samuel Kennedy], Ancestry.
“Can now prepare full plans here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 January 1912, page 8.
Birth registrations [Burton James Kennedy, Donald William Kennedy], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
“S. S. (Sam) Kennedy,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 November 1927, page 2.
“Engagement notices,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 1955, page 16.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 12 May 1961, page 53.
“Notice to creditors [Samuel Sinnott Kennedy],” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 August 1961, page 60.
Obituary [Hannah Kennedy], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1971, page 24.
Obituary [Helen Marjorie Macklin], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 2012.
Obituary [Burton James Kennedy], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 September 2018.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 January 2023