Note N1304 Index
Helen Dunn suggests that she must have died before 1901 because her second husband, James Copeland was noted as a widower in the 1901 census. This appears to be impeccable logic.
Her marriage to John Copeland was registered as: Annie Kennedy, widow, of full age, living on Barrack Street in Newry, the daughter of James Copeland. She married John Copeland, of full age, a widower, a stone cutter, son of Issac Copeland.
As a historical note, the church where she married her second husband as largely destroyed when a bomb exploded at the nearby courthouse on February 22, 1910.
Note N1305 Index
In the 1901 census, they were living at 9 Erskine Street, Newry. Mary was age 27 and Robert was 25. In 1911, they were at 13 Erskine Street. Mary was noted to have one child who had died.
Note N1306 Index
In the 1911 census, his place of birth is given as "Imperial". I think that that means that he was born somewhere in the "Empire".
Note N1307 Index
He joined the British army on January 22, 1896 at Newry. He had been a reservist in the Royal Irish Fusiliers but he joined the Royal Artillery. He then served until being pensioned out in 1920. He served in South Africa and in Europe throughout WW1. He was wounded several times and received several commendations. At some later point, I will add his whole record.
When his son George Edward was baptised in 1906, he was in quarters at 2 Brookhill, Woolwich, Kent.
Note N1309 Index
James does not appear in the 1905 census, so he may well have died.
Note N1310 Index
Her parents lived on Strowbridge as well and her father was likewise in the military. In the 1931 Kelly's Directory, for the parish of Child Okeford, she was noted as the 'District Nurse". By 1932, she had gone to India, met John William, and married him.
Note N1311 Index
In the 1930 census, she and George are living with a Putterman family and she is listed as a sister-in-law. That theoretically would make her Putterman's wife's sister.
Note N1312 Index
In 1911, she was stil living in Ireland on Victoria Street, in Lurgan, Armagh, with her widowed father and three older siblings.
Note N1313 Index
Her marriage to William John Downey was registered as follows: Susan Kennedy, age 17, spinster, residing on Argyle Street in Bessbrook, daughter of Robert Kennedy weaver, married William John Downey, age 22, bachelor, mechanic, residing Charlmont Street Camloough, son of Andrew Downey, weaver, on August 9, 1875 at Riverside Presbyterian Church Newry; witnesses James and Jane Downey.
Her death register read: Susan Downey, widow, age 86, widow on a mechanic died 2 Charlement Square Northe 16th Septmber 1947, death registered by her son Joseph Downey 18 Charlemont Square West, Bessbrook.
Note N1314 Index
In the 1901 census, she was shown as a damask weaver.
Note N1315 Index
He was shown as a clerk in the 1901 census.
Note N1316 Index
She too was a damask wever in the 1901 census.
Note N1317 Index
He was a preparing foreman in the 1901 census.