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According to Helen Dunn, her mother called this person "Maggie" but according to Helen, her proper name was Agnes. Helen Dunn says that her mother said that the sister Tilly (Matilda) never married but worked in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Apparently my grandfather said that she was a "lady of the night."
Helen sent me the following iformation: GRO records are now on line and as we have no details of Agnes’ death I checked it out "Agnes Kennedy wife of David Kennedy died in 10 Disraeli Street Belfast, on 7th May 1896 - cause of death Cerebral Tumour."
There is a Matilda McClean, age 25, landing in Boston on her way to New York City on August 30, 1930. This could be she.
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Masie Dunn says that he was physically handicapped; that he never married; and that he died in the late 1940's or early 1950's. Supposedly he was to go on the 1926 American trip but was turned back at Liverpool because of his disability. He was apparently a person with a generous nature but often in trouble. The 1911 census has him two years younger than his sister and at school.
This is his will: David Kennedy of 165 Agnes Street Belfast - no occupation - died 12th February 1947 at 51 Lisburn Road Belfast (hospital) Probate to John G Morrison & Charles A Allen Estate Agents Effects £2380 16s. 4d. It probalby all went to his sister Sarah.
The early history of the City Cemetery is mentioned in the City Council website. In 1910, the cemetery was enlarged due to the purchase of the adjoining Glenalina. The first burial in this part of the cemetery took place on November 11, 1915.
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When my grandfather visited Ireland in 1968, Sarah (Sadie) was living at 27 Downing St, Belfast. Her mother was deceased by then.
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Their first child died in infancy and the second was a son. They emigrated to Canada in the early 1950's. According to Helen, she was known as Kittie.
Note N166 Index
According to Maisie Dunn, the McClean family came from Ballymena, Co. Antrim. The Story is that she (Kate) moved in to help with the children after her sister died but then the couple fell in love. There was supposedly some legal impediment to their marriage. The 1911 census says she was born in County Antrim. She is shown as Kathleen on the marriage registration.
When she died in 1937, the estate had a much smaller value than it did in 1927 - only 1,215 pounds, 2 shillings, and 6 pence. I wonder what happened in the intervening 10 years?
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My distant cousin Helen Dunn says that the two children died in 1897 during a measle epidemic. Robert Mason died 3 months later of tuberculosis. She says that Nellie's hearing difficulties were perhaps caused by a bout of measles. (Who is Nellie?) Margaret then went to work at in a local thread factory where she met Samuel McKinley. They then married in 1896.
Since I wrote the above, Helen has found the burials for Robert and the children. From the tombstones, it appears as if he died first in 1898 and then the children died within a short time of one another in 1899. Helen says that other Masons are in the grave - William Thomas Mason - died 1891 - age 26; Richard Mason - died 1899 - age 24; Sarah Mason - died 1901 - age 56.
Note N168 Index
I have a note in my mother's handwriting that says that both he and his sister died as children.
Note N169 Index
I have a note in my mother's handwriting that says that both she and her brother died as children.
Note N170 Index
When their children were born, the couple were living in Dondonald, a suburb of Belfast.
Note N171 Index
According to the Haley History, this couple lived in Flint Michigan.