Robert Alexander Kennedy

19 April 1871–11 February 1950 (Age 78)
Brewton, Escambia, Alabama, United States

The Life of Robert Alexander

When Robert Alexander Kennedy was born on 19 April 1871, in Brewton, Escambia, Alabama, United States, his father, William Alexander Kennedy Sr, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Catherine Steel, was 24. He married Clara Susan Parker on 16 February 1899, in Brewton, Escambia, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Florida, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 7 Blackman, Okaloosa, Florida, United States in 1940. He died on 11 February 1950, in Okaloosa, Florida, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Baker, Okaloosa, Florida, United States.

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Robert Alexander Kennedy
Clara Susan Parker
Marriage: 16 February 1899
Robert Sherman Kennedy
William Alex Kennedy
Sam Everett Kennedy
Mattie Lou Kennedy
Ben E. Rich Kennedy
Frank James Kennedy
Ezra Parker Kennedy
Ruben Haze Kennedy
Noah B Kennedy
Maria Elizabeth Kennedy
Mary Esther Kennedy

Spouse and Children

16 February 1899
Brewton, Escambia, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 7

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

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

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Kennedy Family Bible

Bible Records of Ezra Parker Kennedy & Kattie Jane Helms Kennedy, Monroe, Alabama This is a transcription of bible records belonging to Ezra Parker Kennedy & Katie Jane Helms Kennedy. The bible is …

Sources (3)

  • Robert Elex Kennedy, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Robert Kennedy in household of W A Kennedy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert E Kennedy, "United States Census, 1910"

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