William Orr Kennedy

2 July 1897–20 July 1981 (Age 84)
Bridgeport, Union, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Orr

When William Orr Kennedy was born on 2 July 1897, in Bridgeport, Union, Ohio, United States, his father, William Kennedy, was 30 and his mother, Lillian Letitia Shelley, was 25. He married Kathleen Myers on 17 September 1918, in Saint Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Flushing, Flushing Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Holloway, Flushing Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 July 1981, in Barnesville, Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

William Orr Kennedy
Kathleen Myers
Marriage: 17 September 1918
William Kennedy
Beatrice Kennedy Dean

Spouse and Children

17 September 1918
Saint Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



    John Shelley Kennedy


    Anna Louise Kennedy



    Samuel Mcdonald Kennedy


    Charles D Kennedy


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • William O Kennedy in household of William Kennedy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William O Kennedy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Kennedy, "United States Census, 1940"

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