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Character reference for Dr William Edward Young from James Kennedy, 4 September 1871

Date: 1871
Overall: 177 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Reference
Object No: 00006837

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    HistoryIrish Times
    13 September 1878
    Mr James Kennedy, J.P. of Rosetta, Belfast,
    died at his residence at half-past two o'clock
    yesterday. Mr Kennedy had been in broken
    health for some time, having suffered from an af-
    fection of the heart, to which several complications
    were superadded, and his death was consequently
    not unexpected. During his long life of 70 years,
    begun and ended in Belfast, Mr Kennedy had
    grown into one of its most prominent citizens.
    Though for some years he had retired from busi-
    ness, he at one time occupied a position in the
    commercial world. He will always be remembered
    in the linen trade as the man who first introduced
    power-loom weaving into Belfast, and is abilities
    intelligence and success as a merchant led to his
    being called to the presidency of the Chamber of
    Commerce. Owing to a partial deafness from
    which he suffered, he was indisposed towards
    taking much part in public affairs, though when
    occasion demanded he was a forcible and effective
    speaker. He took an especial interest in the cause
    of National Education, and was a warm advocate of
    the principles of the National Board.

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