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Kennealy Family

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Kennealy Family

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Michael Kennealy and Hannah Kennealy (nee Connors)
They were from Ireland what county and town not available yet.
They were married in Salem, Massachusetts on September 13, 1846, I found this information in again they misspelled Kennealy they have it as Kenally and her first name as Honora

There were three so far as known children born:

Son: James Liam Kennealy born in Salem, Massachusetts on February 2, 1852. Died May 10, 1910 the cause of Death T.B. (wasted away like Doc Holiday) Buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois

Son: Edmund Michael Kennealy born in? Massachusetts on? ? 1857 (This information will be coming) Died October 24, 1922 the Cause of Death? Buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chicago, IL.

Daughter: as of right now all I have is Mrs. P. Minahan when born? Born in? (Massachusetts or Illinois)

The may have started a roofing business in Boston Massachusetts area (Later moved to Chicago, Illinois)

The Kennealy family moved to Chicago IL. In 1857 to Bridgeport area near Archer Ave.

James Kennealy enlisted into U.S. 1st Calvary in 1877 (Indian Wars under General Polk)

Edmund Kennealy married Ellen OÂ’Farrell on Nov. 29, 1882 at St. Bridgets in Chicago, IL

Michael Kennealy Born: 18? In Ireland Died in Chicago, IL. 18?
Hannah Kennealy (nee Connors) Born 18? In Ireland Died in Chicago, IL. July 28, 1902

James Kennealy Discharged form the U.S. 1st Calvary in 1887 come back to Chicago, IL. To joined his Family Later become a Chicago Police Officer in 1889 to 1897 worked out of The Old Deering Police Station which was at 47th and Paulina St. (Just west of Ashland Ave.) The Deering Police Station is now at 35th and Lowe St. (Near old Mayor Daley house) also worked as a roofer and Salesman for the Family business was also a Collector? (For taxes or bills I donÂ’t know) and an Agent for Solutions

James L. Kennealy married Elizabeth J. Egan on Nov. 4, 1891 at St. Bridget in Chicago, IL lived at when they were first married was 2934 S. Lyman Ave. Chicago, IL. (Bridgeport area near 30th and Loomis Ave.) Later move to 5644 S. Halsted Ave. then to 5514 S. Emerald Ave.

James L. Kennealy and Elizabeth J. (nee Egan) of 5514 S. Emerald Ave. Chicago, IL.
Children are Sons: Francis born in 1890; Walter born in 1899; Donald born in 1902 (later he changed his name to James Donald Kennealy to honored his father, he is my Grandfather).
Daughters: Florence Hogan born in 1892; Estelle Masterson born in 1904

Edmund M. Kennealy and Ellen T. (nee O'Farrell) was 3006 S. Loomis Ave. then 5620 S. Prairie Ave. Chicago, IL. (Roofer Contractor KennealyÂ’s Roofing Co.)
Children are Sons: Edmund Jr born in 1884; Wilfred born in 1890; Norbert born in 1894; Cyril born in 1898
Daughters: Loretta Soper born in 1887; Helen T. Anderson born in 1890; Genevieve Finigan born in 1899; Madeline Bach born in 1905

Mrs. P. Minahan (nee Kennealy) (Aunt Mary E. Kennealy heard when she was a child that Mrs. P. MinahanÂ’s Daughter was an attorney may have one first women to be admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1900Â’s
And that she went by the nick name of Racy) more information is coming (Hardest thing to trace is woman ancestry due to name changes and those days they didnÂ’t consider women as important as men I believe that women should keep their maiden name with their married name for example as my Mom name would be Donna Jean Kennealy-Crawford). Let us give special Thanks to Patricia Centner (Grand Daughter of Helen T. Kennealy) she provided latest information. Contact me Brian Crawford at

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