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Margaret Kennedy (abt. 1874 - 1917)

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Margaret Kennedy
Born about in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Margaret Kennedy was born in 12 August 1874, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Kennedy and Margaret Wood.[1]

In 1880, she was living at 2813 D Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her parents and siblings. She was attending school. [2]

In 1900, she was living with her family at 346 Mayfield Street, Philadelphia. She was a capbinder, but had been unemployed for 6 [?] months. [3]

She died on 15 May 1917, at 827 East Hilton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The cause of death was tuberculosis of lungs. She was buried in her parent's plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [4] [5]


  1. 1900 census; death certificate; International Genealogical Index
  2. 1880 U.S. census, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, population schedule, enumeration district 535, page 261 stamped = 6B penned, family 65; image copy, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 October 2019); citing National Archives, microfilm publication T9, roll 1184.
    John Kenneday, white, male, 41, married, engineer, can't read, born Ireland
    wife Margaret, white, female, 36, married, keeping house, born Penna
    son William, white, male, 16, single, born Penna
    son John, white, male, 12, single, at school, born Penna
    daughter Annie, white, female, 15, single, born Penna
    daughter Martha, white, female, 10, single, at school, born Penna
    daughter Eliza, white, female, 7, single, at school, born Penna
    daughter Margaret, white, female, 5, single, at school, born Penna
    daughter Jennie, white, female, 3, single, born Penna
    son Robert, white, male, 1, single, born Penna
  3. 1900 U.S. census, ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, population schedule, enumeration district 16, p. 69 A stamped = sheet 16 penned, family 334; image copy, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 January 2020); citing National Archives, microfilm series T623, roll 1475.
    346 Mayfield. rented
    head Maggie Kennedy, white, female, November 1839, 60, widowed, 12 children 8 living, born Penna
    daughter Maggie, white, female, Aug 1874, 25, single, born Penna, capbinder, unemployed 6 [?] months
    son Robert, white, male, born Dec 1878, 21, single, born Penna, janitor, unemployed 0 months
    daughter Mabel, white, female, born Jan 1885, 15, single, born Penna
    daughter Edna, white, female, born Apr 1889, 11, single, born Penna, at school for 10 months
    daughter Laura, white, female, born June 1891, 8, single, born Penna
  4. Greenwood Cemetery Office (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to Harry A Ide, 2007, providing transcribed list of burials in section N, sub-section 3, grave 90.
    right grave
    Elsie Kennedy (1893) (John and Margaret’s daughter)
    George Mullen Kennedy (1898) (John and Elizabeth’s grandson)
    Jennie Kennedy (1899) (John and Margaret’s daughter)
    William Hoff [sc. Hafft] (1915) (John and Margaret’s grandson)
    center grave
    Maggie Kennedy (1901) (John’s second wife)
    John Kennedy (1898)
    left grave
    Thomas Kennedy (1884) (John's brother)
    Emma Kennedy (1888) (Thomas’s daughter, died 1889)
    Jennie Anderson (1892) (John and Margaret’s granddaughter)
    Robert Hofft [sc. Hafft] (1903) (John and Margaret’s grandson)
    foot grave
    Margaret Kennedy (1917) (John and Margaret’s daughter)
    Robert Kennedy (1908) (John and Margaret’s grandson)
    Edna Kennedy (1905) (John and Margaret’s daughter)
    August Kennedy [sc. August Hafft] (1906) (John and Margaret’s grandson)
  5. death certificate, death notice
  • International Genealogical Index: source: FHL 1289316, Philadelphia Birth Register, 1874-75

Margt. D. Kennedy, born 12 August 1874

  • 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (ward 33), enumeration district 16, page 69A = 16A handwritten, lines 33-38
  • death certificate, Margaret Kennedy, Pennsylvania, 15 May 1917
  • death notice, Margaret Kennedy, Philadelphia Inquirer 18 May 1917, page 12

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