David J. Kennedy is in the real estate and insurance business in Unity. He was born at St. Mary's, Ontario, in February, 1879, a son of Thomas and Sarah A. (Young) Kennedy, the former a native of Ontario and the latter of Ireland. Thomas Kennedy farmed in Ontario until 1881, when he went to Manitoba and took up a homestead forty-five miles west of Emerson. Later he removed to Elm Creek and farmed there the re- mainder of his life. His death occurred in January, 1919, when seventy- four years of age. Mrs. Kennedy died on the 21st of June, 1889. The rural schools in the vicinity of the home farm in Manitoba afforded David J. Kennedy his education and he remained with his par- ents until he became of age. He then went to Great Falls, Montana, where he worked in the smelting mills for six years and at the termination of that time removed to the United States and located in Idaho, where he engaged in mining for three years. He was manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Company at Lead, South Dakota, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, for three years and in 1912 returned to Canada and located in Unity, where he ventured into the mercantile business. He was thus occupied four and one-half years, disposing of the store at the end of that time to take up his present position in insurance and real estate circles. He has be- come unusually successful in this line of work, has extensive farming interests here and owns considerable business and residence property. In September, 1912, Mr. Kennedy was married to Miss Margaret Jones of Lead, South Dakota, and they have three children; Euhpemia, born on the 2d of February, 1916; Vernon, born on the 17th of April, 1918; and William, born on the 15th of October, 1922. In his political views Mr. Kennedy is a Liberal and he has firm belief in the principles of that party as factors in good government. He is essentially public- spirited, being ever cognizant of the duties and responsibilities, as well as the privileges of good citizenship, and he has taken a prominent part in public affairs. He served as overseer of the village in 1916 and has been a member of the city council for years. He is a prominent member of the Board of Trade. Fraternally Mr. Kennedy is identified with the Masons and is a member of the Unity Golf Club and the Curling Club. His religious faith is that of the Methodist church. Mr. Kennedy is an enthusiastic booster of Canada and his chosen province, for he believes that the future holds even greater prosperity for this country. Bibliography follows:

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