Mary Lynskey

19 August 1892–February 1971 (Age 78)
Kilconduff, County Mayo, Ireland

The Life of Mary

Mary Lynskey was born on 19 August 1892, in Kilconduff, County Mayo, Ireland as the daughter of Theodore Lynskey and Winifred O'Grady. She married Bernard Kelly on 19 September 1917, in Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1935 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died in February 1971, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Bernard Kelly
Mary Lynskey
Marriage: 19 September 1917
Bernard Thomas Kelly
Bernard Kelly
Mary Theresa Kelly
Patrick Joseph Daniel Kelly
Aileen Kelly

Spouse and Children

19 September 1917
Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States




    Patrick Joseph Daniel Kelly


    Aileen Kelly


    Bernard Kelly


Parents and Siblings

    Theodore Lynskey


    Winifred O'Grady




World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo, Galway): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingscigh, a variant of Ó Loingsigh ( see Lynch ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Kelly in household of Bernard Kelly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Kelly in household of Bernard Kelly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Kelly in household of Bernard Kelly, "United States Census, 1920"

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