District of South Dakota
United States Marshal Edward G. Kennedy
Edward G. Kennedy (R) was appointed United States Marshal for the District of South Dakota on September 18, 1897 by President Grover Cleveland; January 10, 1898 by President William McKinley, and January 13, 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Edward Kennedy was one of five children born to Samuel and Rebecca (Hayes) Kennedy in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania on December 17th, 1844.
In August 1862, at the age of 17, Edward
enlisted in Company C, 139th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and
received an honorable discharge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 1865.
He was an active participant in the battle of Antietam and in all the
engagements in which the First Brigade of the Second Division, Sixth
Army Corps, took part.
On January 20, 1933, Edward Kennedy, 88 years old, died leaving behind a widow, Louise D Kennedy and his two children from his previous marriage. His is interred at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls.
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