1930 map, reproduced by permission and courtesy of the Chicago Park District Special Collections.
In 1935, this request through a chief justice of the Illinois Circuit Court, was made on behalf of an officer of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This document has David Kennison living one year beyond his death in 1852, and also added two years to his life, which supposedly ended at the age of 115. The David Kennison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is apparently still active.
The Chicago Park District agreed to move the boulder to "a more suitable location," which was determined to be approximately one hundred feet north, with its front turned to face Clark Street.
The park district officials did not agree to install a fence surrounding the boulder.
Documents reproduced by permission and courtesy of the Chicago Park District Special Collections.
Pamela Bannos © 2017