Ida Mae Kennedy

Brief Life History 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 Beat 2, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1940 and Kirkville, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States for about 1 years. 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

Sources (8)

  • Rufus E Tyra, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ida Kennedy, "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Ida M Tyra in entry for Ruby Nadine Tyra, "Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957"

World Events (8)


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1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

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

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’ (from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’); or from the Scottish Gaelic Mac Cinnèidigh, consisting of mac ‘son’ with an equivalent name. Compare Canaday , Cannady , Cannedy , Kannady , and Kenedy .

History: Kennedy ancestral lands are found both in Ireland and in Scotland, where the family's medieval ancestral seat is sited on the Ayrshire coast, facing the Irish Sea. — The great-grandparents of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63) came to North America as immigrants from Ireland in the 1840s. His paternal great-grandparents were Patrick Kennedy (1823–58), born in Dunganstown, County Wexford, Ireland, and Bridget Murphy, who was born probably in Owenduff, County Wexford, Ireland c. 1827; they came to Boston, MA, in 1849. His maternal great-grandparents were Thomas Fitzgerald (1823–85), who was born in Bruff, County Limerick, Ireland, and Rose Anna Cox, who was born probably in Tomregan or Kinawley, County Cavan, Ireland, c. 1835; they came to Boston, MA, in 1857. — An early Scottish Kennedy forebear of a quite different family was British colonial official Archibald Kennedy (1685–1763), the son of Alexander Kennedy of Craigoch, who emigrated to NY c. 1710.

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

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