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Jennie Kennedy (abt. 1876 - 1899)

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Jennie Kennedy
Born about in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Jennie Kennedy was born in 1876/77, 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. [1]

She died on 16 November 1899, at 2818 C Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pulmonary tuberculosis. The funeral was held at 2818 C Street (her residence). Services were held in the Fairhill United Presbyterian Church at 2 PM on Tuesday. She was buried in her parents' plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21 November 1899. [2] [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  2. 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)
  3. death certificate, death notice
  • death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 18 November 1899 page 14; [reprinted at 19 November 1899 page 8 and 20 November 1899 page 13
  • death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1899, number 9548 (Jennie Kennedy)

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