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Family: John B. McKenny/Sophia Woods (F197)

m. 21 Nov 1857


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  • Father | Male
    John B. McKenny

    Born  Jun 1839  Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Jan 1922  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  9 Jan 1922  Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D. C. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  21 Nov 1857  [1, 2, 3]  Ireland  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Frank McKenny | F186 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ann Barrett | F186 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Sophia Woods

    Born  21 Nov 1835  Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Dec 1919  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  12 Dec 1919  Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D. C. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Owen Woods | F10340 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Harvey | F10340 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Rev. Francis Xavier McKenny

    Born  17 May 1860  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 May 1917  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  24 May 1917  Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Mary Angela McKenny

    Born  Apr 1864  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Jan 1931  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  29 Jan 1931  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Catherine C. McKenny

    Born  Jul 1866  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Sep 1906  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Female
    Rose McKenny

    Born  1869  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1902  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1902  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    Owen McKenny

    Born  1871  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Female
    Susanne R. McKenny

    Born  1873  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1940   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Thomas A. Sullivan | F10339 
    Married  12 Jun 1899  District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    Eugene P. McKenny

    Born  1874  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Oct 1909  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  18 Oct 1909  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Blanche M. English | F10345 
    Married  8 Aug 1903  Saint Louis, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Female
    Agnes S. McKenny

    Born  9 Jan 1877  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1930   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Norman E. Kavanaugh | F377 
    Married  11 Nov 1918  Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Sources 
    1. [S1009] Washington Post - Ancestry.com, Maryland. Washington, D.C., "Social and Personal," Nov 22 1907, p. 7,11, col. 6,4; digital images, \i Ancestry.com\i0  (http://ancestry.com : accessed 2 Feb 2014), Newspaper Collection. (Reliability: 3), 3 Feb 2014.
      Washington Post
      Friday, November 22, 1907

      pg. 7
      col. 6

      Social and Personal

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      In celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs John McKenny, of 1505 Eleventh street northwest, gathered around them last evening from 7 to 9 o'clock a large number of their friends and relatives. They were assisted in receiveing by their five children, Rev. F. X. McKenny, president of St. Charles College, Mrs. T. A. Sullivan, Miss Mary McKenny, Miss Agnes McKenny, and Mr. Eugene McKenny.
      Great clusters of yellow chrysanthemums and palms formed the decorations in the parlor, hall and dining room.
      The day was begun by celebration of mass before a miniature white and gold altar erected in one end of the drawing room, with their son, Rev. F. X. McKenny, as celebrant, assisted by Rev. Paul Griffith, Rev. Ambrose Bevin and rev. E. J. Connelly. The service, which was most impressive was intended by the family and nearest friends.
      Mr. McKenny and Miss Sophia Wood were married in Ireland and came to America immediately after, becoming
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      p. 11

      col. 4

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      residents of Washington. During the fifty years they have been in this city Mr. and Mrs. McKenny have occupied but two houses, moving into the present one forty years ago. Mrs. McKenny was married on her birthday anniversary, and yesterday marked her seventieth year. Mr. McKenny is six years her senior. He is still in the employ of the Pension Office, a position he has held for the last thirty years.
      Mr. and Mrs McKenny received a large number of handsome presents, the majority of which were gold.

    2. [S426] US Census 1900, National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com. 1900 U.S. Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1900 United States Federal Census. T623, 1854 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.), Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: T623 160; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 58. (Reliability: 3), 12 Aug 2006.
      Residence Address: 1505 11th Street N.W.
      Name: McKenny, John
      Relationship to head of household: head
      Color: w
      Sex: m
      Month of birth: June
      Year of birth: 1839
      Age: 60
      Marital status: m
      Years married: 43
      Birthplace: Ireland
      Father's birthplace: Ireland
      Mother's birthplace: Ireland
      Year of immigration: 1857
      Years in this country: 43
      Occupation: Clerk Gov.

      Name: ------ Sophia
      Relationship to head of household: wife
      Color: w
      Sex: f
      Month of birth: Nov.
      Year of birth: 1844
      Age: 55
      Marital status: m
      Years married: 43
      Mother of how many children: 7
      Of that many children, how many survive: 7
      Birthplace: Ireland
      Father's birthplace: Ireland
      Mother's birthplace: Ireland
      Year of immigration: 1857
      Years in this country: 43
      Occupation:

      Name: ------ Mary
      Relationship to head of household: daughter
      Color: w
      Sex: f
      Month of birth: Apr.
      Year of birth: 1864
      Age: 36
      Marital status: s
      Birthplace: Dist. of Col.
      Father's birthplace: Ireland
      Mother's birthplace: Ireland
      Occupation: dressmaker

      Name: ------ Kate
      Relationship to head of household: daughter
      Color: w
      Sex: f
      Month of birth: July
      Year of birth: 1866
      Age: 33
      Marital status: s
      Birthplace: Dist. of Col.
      Father's birthplace: Ireland
      Mother's birthplace: Ireland

      Name: ------ Agnes
      Relationship to head of household: daughter
      Color: w
      Sex: f
      Month of birth: Jan.
      Year of birth: 1879
      Age: 21
      Marital status: s
      Birthplace: Dist. of Col.
      Father's birthplace: Ireland
      Mother's birthplace: Ireland

    3. [S1127] Evening Star, District of Columbia. Washington., "The World Of Society," November 22, 1907, p. 5, col. 5; digital images, \i Chronicling America\i0  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1907-11-22/ed-1/seq-5.pdf : ). (Reliability: 3), 14 Nov 2014.
      Mr. and Mrs. John Mc.Kenny yesterday
      celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their
      marriage at their residence, 1105 11th
      street northwest. Rev. F. X. McKenny,
      president of St. Charles College and eldest
      son of the couple, celebrated a
      Thanksgiving mass at 9 o'clock in the
      morning at a small altar erected in the
      parlor. He was assisted by Rev. Fathers
      Beaven, Marr and Connelly of the Church
      of the Immaculate Conception and Rev.
      Father Paul Griffith of St. Augustine's
      Church. The altar was adorned with
      large yellow chrysanthemums, in keeping
      with the color scheme of the decorations
      and emblematic of the golden wedding.
      Following the mass breakfast was served.
      The decorations of the dining room were
      In yellow, and in the center of the table
      was a large wedding cake. Mr. and Mrs.
      McKenny were assisted by their five children:
      Rev. Father McKenny, Miss Mary McKenny,
      Miss Agnes McKenny, Mrs. T. A. Sullivan and
      Mr. Eugene McKenny, at a reception held last
      evening between the hours of 7 and 9 o'clock.
      Following their marriage in Ireland fifty years
      ago, Mr. and Mrs. McKennv came to this country
      and settled in Washington. For a period
      extending over ten years they resided in
      13th street. They then built their present
      home. Mr. McKenny has been an employe of
      the pension office for thirty years.