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KINKEAD, George Alexander


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    Cambria Freeman, 5 Dec 1902, Contributed by Patty Millich

George Alexander Kinkead, an old and well-known citizen of Ebensburg, died at a hospital at 11:50 o'clock on Monday morning, his death following an operation for kidney trouble. At Mr. Kinkead's bedside when the end came were his son, George A. Kinkead, Jr., and Dr. F. C. Jones of Ebensburg, both of whom had accompanied the dying man to Philadelphia and were present when the operation was performed.

Mr. Kinkead has was born in New Alexandria, Westmoreland county, August 1, 1837, and soon after the family removed to Ebensburg where his father, the late Harrison Kinkead, Esq., for a number of years after carried on a harness and saddlery establishment. George A. worked for a while at the business when he gave it up and entered the Barker store in Ebensburg as a clerk where he remained for about twenty years. He then took up the insurance business which he conducted for the past twenty-five years, the business now being conducted in the firm name of George A. Kinkead & Sons.

Mr. Kinkead was a member of Summit Lodge No. 312, F. & A. M. of Ebensburg, of which lodge he held the position of secretary since 1869, having been re-elected ever since, holding the position for over thirty-three years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Ebensburg

Mr. Kinkead was married forty-five years ago to Miss Deborah Evans, by whom he is survived, with these sons: Stewart, George A., and Oscar, all of Ebensburg; D. H. Kinkead of Johnstown, is a brother; four sisters also survive, Pamella, wife of A. Y. Jones, and Louisa, both of Renova, Pa., and Miss Sue and Mrs. Olivia, wife of Fergus C. Lloyd, both of Ebensburg.

The remains were brought to Ebensburg on Tuesday morning and were taken to his late home. The funeral was held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Ebensburg Presbyterian church, the services at the grave being under the charge of Summit Lodge of Masons.

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