Obituary Record

Fred W Kenny
Died on 5/28/1925


Enterprise 28 May 1925



Former Blair Man Of Prominent Family, Reared And Educated Here Commits Suicide. Once County Clerk.


“Manila, May 25 ----Fred W. Kenny, cashier of the Philippine Trust company, former captain in the United States army, committed suicide here today, according to police authorities, following an alleged plot on the part of bank subordinates to make it appear he was responsible for a $50,000 shortage. Vice President McFerran, of the bank, declared Kenny was entirely innocent of any connection with the shortage, which, according to McFerran, was caused by a plot between a Fillipino clearing house clerk and a petty government official.”

The above dispatch is self explanatory. Fred W. Kenny was born and reared in Blair. His father Fred Kenny was for years president of the State Bank and Fred, after he grew to manhood, was employed in that institution.

He later made the race for county clerk and was elected, as he was a very popular young man. Financial difficulties caused him to change his vocation and he joined the army, gaining the rank of captain. While in the service he went to the Philippines and left the army to join the financial institution.

Having known him as a boy, a seat-mate at school and an old play fellow, the write sympathizes deeply with the sorrowing brother and sisters. His parents died while residents of this city.

Note: Since the actual death date was not given, the news article date was used. ~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 5/28/1925