Catherine E Hennessey

5 October 1891–4 July 1950 (Age 58)
Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catherine E

Catherine E Hennessey was born on 5 October 1891, in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Michael Hennessey and Mary Hede. She married Michael Martin Dwyer on 7 August 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 July 1950, in Ashland, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Michael Martin Dwyer
Catherine E Hennessey
Marriage: 7 August 1917
Catherine Dwyer
John Dwyer
Marie Teresa Dwyer
Mrs. Helen Dwyer
Michael Dwyer Jr.
Grace Dwyer
Anne Dwyer

Spouse and Children

7 August 1917


    Catherine Dwyer


    John Dwyer



    Mrs. Helen Dwyer


    Grace Dwyer


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Hennessey


    Mary Hede




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 16

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Hennessy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine E Dwyer in household of Michael M Dwyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine Hennesay in entry for Joseph J Cray and Helen Dwyer, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Lucy Miller in entry for Michael M Dwyer and Catharine E Hennessey, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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