Caroline Rita McKenna

8 January 1912–19 May 1962 (Age 50)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Caroline Rita

When Caroline Rita McKenna was born on 8 January 1912, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Eugene McKenna, was 34 and her mother, Henrietta Higgins, was 39. She married Edward Martin Boo Sr. on 13 January 1930, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 19 May 1962, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Saint Charles Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Edward Martin Boo Sr.
Caroline Rita McKenna
Marriage: 13 January 1930
Edward Martin Boo Jr.
Martin Boo
Eugene Boo

Spouse and Children

13 January 1930
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States



    Martin Boo


    Eugene Boo


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 1

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 15

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of Cionaodh’ ( see McKinney 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carrie Mckenna in household of Eugene Mckenna, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Caroline R Boo, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Caroline R Boo, "United States Census, 1940"

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