Catherine M. Kenny

31 March 1874–27 April 1953 (Age 79)
Saginaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Catherine M.

Catherine M. Kenny was born on 31 March 1874, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States as the daughter of Mary Hallorhan. She married John Donald Chisholm on 28 December 1898, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1920 and Detroit Ward 14, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 27 April 1953, in Clio, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Donald Chisholm
Catherine M. Kenny
Marriage: 28 December 1898
Mariann Chisholm
Helen Madeline Chisholm
Kenneth Chisholm
Marion A Chisholm
Pauline Frances Chisholm
Germaine Chisholm
Josephine Irene Chisholm
Josephus Chisholm
John D. Chisholm

Spouse and Children

28 December 1898
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada


    Mariann Chisholm



    Kenneth Chisholm



    Pauline Frances Chisholm


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Mary Hallorhan




    Sarah Ann Kenny


    Mary Kenny


    Bridget Kenny


    Margaret Kenney


    Patrick Kenney


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

1 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh ‘descendant of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name equivalent to Scottish Kenneth . This was borne by a 6th-century monk and saint who gave his name to the town of Kilkenny ‘church of Coinneach’.2 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionaodha ‘descendant of Cionaodh’, a personal name of unexplained etymology.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Kenny in household of Patrick Kenny, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catherine Chisholm in household of John D Chisholm, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine Chisholm in household of John D Chisholm, "United States Census, 1920"

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