I just now read your February query about Lewis G. KINNEAR. According to my FTM program you and I are 2nd cousins once removed. Your Lewis G. KINNEAR [1872-1925]was a brother to my grandfather, Parker Rufus KINNEAR, both were sons of Rufus Parker KINNEAR [1878-1925]and wife Cordelia Victoria SCOTT of Venango Co. PA. I would be glad to share my research on both sides of this family with you.
Here's obit of our great grandfather Parker Rufus Kinnear
CITIZEN-PRESS, Franklin, Venango Co., PA, January 17, 1907
The late Rufus Parker Kinnear who died on January 7, 1907 at the home of his son, W. W. Kinnear, of Newton, ILL., of cardiac paralysis, was born in Sugarcreek Twp., in 1840, on what is known as the Col. Bleakley farm and was married in 1859 to Cordialia Scott, of Franklin, who died in June 1887 (sic). Mr. Kinnear moved to Butler county in 1867, where he engaged in farming until the year 1880, when he went to Warren, Ind. He resided there until 1905 when he came to Franklin and lived here until Sept. 1906, when he went to live with his son, W. W. Kinnear, of Newton, ILL. Mr. Kinnear is survived by the following children: Robert, of Patchel Run; Mrs. George Rhodes, of Meadville Pike; W. W. Kinnear, of Newton, ILL.; John, of Muncie, Ind.; L. G. of Franklin; Philetus, of Warren, Ind.; Mrs. Robert Vincent, of Franklin; Park, of Arkansas, and Charles, of Bridgeport, Ill. The The remains were brought from Illinois to Franklin on Thursday and were buried at Lupher Chapel on Friday, January 11, at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Kinnear was considered one of the best and most kind-hearted men of the county and was a great favorite with the young as well as the old. He was a good citizen and thoroughly devoted to his family and charitable to the full extent of his means.
Jerry Kinnear Stout
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