John Henry Kennedy

13 September 1868–9 August 1953 (Age 84)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Kennedy was born on 13 September 1868, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, James Joseph Kennedy, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Finney, was 25. He married Mary Ellen Bohn in Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1951 and lived in Pima, Arizona, United States in 1880. He died on 9 August 1953, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Kennedy
Mary Ellen Bohn
Della Kennedy
Annie Kennedy

Spouse and Children

Arizona, United States



    Annie Kennedy


Parents and Siblings

    James Joseph Kennedy


    Mary Ann Finney




World Events (8)

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 1

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 23

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

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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Sources (3)

  • John H Kennedy in household of James Kennedy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Henry Kennedy, "Arizona, Yavapai County, Pioneers' Home Resident Ledger and Index, 1911-2000"
  • John H Kennedy in entry for Alonzo Bradshaw and Della Bohn Kennedy, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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