John Charles Kennedy

Male21 June 1878–24 April 1940

Brief Life History of John Charles

When John Charles Kennedy was born on 21 June 1878, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Charlie Kennedy, was 11875 and his mother, Kate Gibbons, was 11875. He married Kate Ayers on 3 October 1906, in Fairhaven, City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States. He lived in Fairhaven, City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States in 1910 and Cape Nome, Nome Census Area, Unorganized Borough, Alaska, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 24 April 1940, in Washoe, Nevada, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Cemetery, Sparks, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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John Charles Kennedy
1878–1940
Kate Ayers
1882–1969
Marriage: 3 October 1906

Sources (7)

  • Charles Kennedy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Kennedy, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Charles Kennedy, "Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1906Fairhaven, City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 4

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 18

    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.

    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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