Ida Mae Kennedy

13 April 1903–7 January 1974 (Age 70)
Hackleburg, Marion, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ida Mae

When Ida Mae Kennedy was born on 13 April 1903, in Hackleburg, Marion, Alabama, United States, her father, Robert Eli Kennedy, was 31 and her mother, Mary Lou Lolley, was 30. She married Lonzo Harrison Tyra on 24 October 1920, in Marion, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 2, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 7 January 1974, in Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Hackleburg, Marion, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lonzo Harrison Tyra
Ida Mae Kennedy
Marriage: 24 October 1920
Bernice Thelmalou Tyra
Velar Mae Tyra
Clovis Lonzo Tyra
Ruby Nadine Tyra
Rufus Tyra
Clifford Tyra
Joe Hugh Tyra
Leonard Wayne Tyra
Vernon Lee Tyra
Infant Tyra
Sammy Tyra

Spouse and Children

24 October 1920
Marion, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 4

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 20

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ida Tyra in household of C H Tyra, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida Tyra in household of Alonzo H Tyra, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ida Kenedy in household of Robert E Kenedy, "United States Census, 1920"

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