HARLEY F. KENNEDY
Harley F. Kennedy. Compared with the majority of others whose careers are sketched in this work, Harley F. Kennedy is a newcomer into the agricultural life of Miami county, but what he has accomplished thus far in his career makes it evident that he is worthy of enumeration among those who are engaged in the agricultural development of this section. Mr. Kennedy has been a life-long resident of the county, and was born on his present farm in Elizabeth township, July 21, 1898, a son of McLain and Sarah (Davis) Kennedy. His parents passed the active portion of their careers as farming people here and are held in the highest esteem by those who know them. They have had four children: Harley F., Arthur, who is engaged in farming in Lost Creek township, Miami county; Lilly, who married Edward Cavenaugh, of Elizabeth township, and Iva, who married Dick Freeman, of Elizabeth township. Harley F. Kennedy was educated in the district school in the vicinity of his father's farm, and after some further preparation engaged in farming. At the age of twenty-two years he finds himself renting his father's farm of 123 acres, equipped with modern buildings and machinery, and stocked with a good grade of live stock. Mr. Kennedy is physically and morally a fine type of American manhood and his ambition and ability should carry him far on the road to success. He is public-spirited to a high degree, and during the recent war period was a liberal contributor to all movements. Mr. Kennedy married Ellen, daughter of Frank Vanderveer, a substantial agriculturist of Elizabeth township.
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