Emmett Sylvester Hennessey

27 December 1880–May 1964 (Age 83)
Marshall, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emmett Sylvester

When Emmett Sylvester Hennessey was born on 27 December 1880, in Marshall, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Daniel Hennessey, was 24 and his mother, Catherine " Kate" Harney, was 24. He married Mary A Harter on 24 May 1909, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States. He died in May 1964, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 83.

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Emmett Sylvester Hennessey
Mary A Harter
Marriage: 24 May 1909

Spouse and Children

24 May 1909
Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Daniel Hennessey


    Catherine " Kate" Harney




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Hennessy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emmett Sylvester Hennessey, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Emmet Sylvester Hennessey, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Emmett Sylvester Hennessey, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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