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
1897–1981
Kathleen Myers
1898–1987
Marriage: 17 September 1918
William Kennedy
1919–1989
Beatrice Kennedy Dean
1920–2011

Spouse and Children

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

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    John Shelley Kennedy

    Male1893–1984Male

    Anna Louise Kennedy

    Female1895–1962Female

    Male1897–1981Male

    Samuel Mcdonald Kennedy

    Male1900–1950Male

    Charles D Kennedy

    Male1902–1909Male

+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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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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