Sell, Fanny Alice

Sell, Fanny Alice

Female 1888 - 1974  (86 years)

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  • Name Sell, Fanny Alice  [1
    Born 12 Jun 1888  Schulyer Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Dec 1974  Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 12 Dec 1974  Fellows Cem., Keosauqua, Van Buren, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3106  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Sell, Barnabus Lafayette,   b. 11 Feb 1851, Birmingham, Schuyler Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1913, Vernon Twp, Van Buren Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Miller, Polly Jane,   b. 10 Aug 1855, Ripley, Brown, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1916, Mount Sterling, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 12 Apr 1873  Birmingham, Schuyler Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kennedy, Elmer Clarence,   d. 9 Dec 1954, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Jun 1920  Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1888 - Schulyer Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jun 1920 - Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1974 - Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Dec 1974 - Fellows Cem., Keosauqua, Van Buren, IA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Notes 


    • Prior to marriage, Fanny worked for Dr. Sherman at times, Manning Hotel (2 different times), Farmers Central Office, Sheriff Haney, and one season at Milliner Store for Phipps Sisters. Fanny attended Indian Country Creek School near Mt. Sterling, Ia., and a few months at Normal School in Bloomfield. Married at the Congregational parsonage (Manse) in Keosauqua. Witnesses were Jim and his sister, Edna Wilson.

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      Fanny Alice (Sell) Kennedy 1888-1974

      FANNY A. KENNEDY

      Mrs. Fanny Alice Kennedy, daughter of Barnabus and Polly Jane Miller Sell, was born June 12, 1888, in Schuyler Co., Ill. and departed this life Monday, December 9, 1974 at Van Buren County Memorial Hospital in Keosauqua at the age of 86.

      In 1892 she moved with her parents by covered wagon to Mt. Sterling, Iowa. On June 14, 1920, she married Elmer C. Kennedy who preceded her in death on December 13, 1954. Two sisters, Mrs. Nona Greenleaf and Mrs. Grace Hervey also preceded her in death.

      Remaining to cherish her memory are a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

      As a young lady, Mrs. Kennedy worked at the Manning Hotel and in a millinery shop in Keosauqua. She and Mr. Kennedy made their home in Keosauqua throughout their married life and she continued to live in her own home until suffering a broken hip on October 28, 1974.

      As a girl she joined the Mt. Sterling Christian Church and remained true to her faith throughout her life. So long as she was able she attended the Keosauqua Christian Church and for a number of years was a Sunday School teacher.

      She was a loving wife, a good friend and neighbor, thoughtful to those in need and will be remembered by her relatives and friends for her many kind deeds.

      Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 12, 1974 at 2 p.m. at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua with the Rev. Dan Mast of the Christian Church officiating. Interment was in Fellows Cemetery, Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua was in charge of arrangements.

      Source: Photocopy of this obit is located on page 245 of Obit Book #1 1963-1974 found in the Van Buren County, IA Genealogical Society's collection at the Keosauqua Public Library in July 1999.

      Source: Van Buren County Register, 26 DEC 1974

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      Schuyler County, Illinois Birth Records:
      Birth Records, Book 2, 1885-1903, Pages 36 - 42
      2474 Annie Laura Sells 12 Jun. 1888, Birmingham Polly (Miller) Sells Barney Sells

  • Sources 
    1. [S279] Personal Records of Linda Green, Linda Green, green@chipsnet.com, Morrisonville, IL, (Name: Imported February, 2001;).
      Date of Import: Nov 11, 2001

    2. [S263] Obituary - William Montgomery Humphrey, (Name: Milton Herald (Iowa);), Van Buren County Register, Dec. 26, 1974.

    3. Footnote: Robert Hervey-Rootsweb/Worldconnect.