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Kennison Boulder Monument

 
 
Kennison Boulder Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
1. Kennison Boulder Monument Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
David Kennison
The Last Survivor of the
"Boston Tea Party"
who died in Chicago, February 24, 1852, aged 115 yrs, 3 mos, 17 da, and is buried near this spot. This stone is erected by the Sons of the Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Erected 1903 by Sons of the Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 55′ N, 87° 38.07′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Clark Street and West Wisconsin Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in the park east of North Clark at West Wisconsin Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hidden Truths (here, next to this marker); Old Town Triangle (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landmark Landings (approx. 0.2
David Kennison Boulder Monument shown with Hidden Truths Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
2. David Kennison Boulder Monument shown with Hidden Truths Marker
miles away); Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Rites of Spring” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Gerber House (approx. mile away); Couch Tomb (approx. 0.3 miles away); Potter's Field (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
More about this marker. Check out the “Hidden Truths” link below. It appears that this marker is wrong on every fact it presents, and its location is nowhere near the grave site it is supposed to mark. And there is a possibility that the name Kennison was misspelled!
 
Also see . . .
1. Hidden Truths: David Kennison. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Kennison Boulder Monument. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,732 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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