Wish to learn more about the ancestry of Abel Mackenzie.Here is what I have presently on him, his wife and the four of their eight children I have been able to identify:
ABEL MACKENZIE was born in Prince Edward Island (possibly Nova Scotia), Canada.He married MARY ELLEN KELLY in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of STEPHAN KELLY (Founder of Anselum, the first public school in Nova Scotia) and MARY MACDONALD.
Notes for ABEL MACKENZIE: Abel's family and/or his in-laws supposedly lived behind Rose Kennedy's mother and father in Boston. During the Depression he managed a movie theater.Engineer.
Notes for MARY ELLEN KELLY: Raised a very proper lady.Was taught music, social graces, sewing and cooking.Kept a very proper home, with silver and china, etc.She was very particular about her home, her guests, and how everyone presented themselves.A no nonsense woman, very strict with her daughters. Cause of Death: Fractured hip from falling on ice. Occupation: Nurse until age 84
Children of ABEL MACKENZIE and MARY KELLY are: ============================================== i. MARY LUCETTA MACKENZIE ("Mame"), b. January 28, 1891; d. June 1953. m. ALFRED FRANCES HOYLE July 04, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, son of JOHN A. HOYLE (prominent Boston architect?) and ELLAN (Helen?) WHITE.Husband Alfred was born June 06, 1886 in Caboose, New York, and died November 24, 1942 in Boston. Mother-in-law did not like Alfred because he wasn't Catholic. He owned a garage that housed and repaired Boston City Maintenance trucks. Family lived on Savin Hill in Boston, across the street from the owner of the Wrights Detson Tennis company. 8 children: FREDERICK HARROLD (1909-1954), HELEN CATHERINE, (1912-2002), ALFRED FRANCES "Huck" (1914-1989), JOSEPHINE FRANCIS MARY PATRICIA (1917-1989), ROBERT STEVEN, (1921-1967), JAMES BARNES "Mickey" (1925- ), RUTH THERESA (1928-1958), and JOAN MARIE (1931- ). ii. ANGELINA MACKENZIE ("Angie"). m. PAUL R. FORANT 1914. Angelina had her own upholstery shop and made slip covers for furniture. She was an interior decorator. Claimed to have been psychic. 1 child: PAUL. iii. FRANCIS MACKENZIE ("Fannie"), m. JOSEPH LANCAVICH. Said to have been a "cut up." iv. HARROLD MACKENZIE. v. UNKNOWNA MACKENZIE. vi. UNKNOWNB MACKENZIE. vii. UNKNOWNC MACKENZIE. viii. UNKNOWND MACKENZIE. ==============================================
Any information of the ancestry of Abel Mackenzie would be greatly appreciated.