Margaret Celestine Kennedy ambitions was to further her education in the Nursing field, and attended schooling in New York for her graduate. She was born in Fallowfield, Nepean Township on November 17, 1902 and attended elementary school with other children born in the area, one namely, Anthony Aylwin Kennedy, who was born May 6th, 1903.
Childhood sweethearts? It raised the question when I was made aware she married a Kennedy as her married name was Mrs. Celestine Kennedy, as stated in her father's and step-mother's obituaries. With assistance from Ken Armstrong (family member) and Annie Carlile from Genforum Message Boards (not a family member) and my portion of research, I was able to determine the following:
She was educated in the Nursing field in New York State
She migrated to Michigan State in the late 1920's and stayed with an Uncle, William Tierney who is a brother to her grandmother Margaret Tierney, wife of Cornelius Watt.
She resided there until her death in 1983.
She had children and grandchildren according to the above mentioned obituaries.
And as mentioned, her husband was Anthony Aylwin Kennedy. He emigrated from Ottawa to Michigan in 1927. Through the City Directories I found them both residing at the same address
Name: Anthony Kennedy Residence Year: 1954 Street Address: 24292 Schroeder Residence Place: East Detroit; Roseville; Fraser, Michigan Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1954
Name: Mrs Celestine Kennedy Gender: F (Female) Residence Year: 1955 Street Address: 24292 Schroeder Residence Place: East Detroit; Roseville; Fraser, Michigan Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1955
Name: Mrs Celestine Kennedy Gender: F (Female) Residence Year: 1957 Street Address: 24292 Schroeder Residence Place: East Detroit; Roseville; Fraser, Michigan Publication Title: East Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1957
I can not at this time confirm how many children they had but I do suspect they had plans on marriage before Celestine moved to New York for her Nursing degree, as ANNIE CARLILE kindly sent me the link for the following story.
MISSING RINGS ARE RETURNED Miss Celestine Kennedy's Rings Lost on Tuesday DISAPPEARED IN PRESCOTT STORE
Jewels are returned by unknown person after advertisement inserted in Paper Requesting Return of Rings.
Ogdensburg, New York - November 21, 1924 Two valuable rings, one of gold with a diamond in a Tiffany setting, and the other Sterling Silver and stone setting, were returned to Miss Celestine Kennedy, graduate nurse, of 122 Ra????????? Avenue, yesterday after being lost since Tuesday afternoon when they vanished in mysterious fashion from a retiring room in the Prescott Store.
The manner of their return was equally strange, the gems being mailed to a newspaper in which the nurse had placed the advertisement directing the person who took them to leave them at the printing office. The "ad" appeared on Wednesday and a small box containing the rings reached the newspaper through the mail the next day. The package was mailed in Ogdensburg and contained no writing.
When Miss Kennedy and another nurse missed the rings they hurried back to the store and made a fruitless search. The management was notified and he remembered two women from Ogdensburg had entered the room after the nurses left to take the ferry boat for this ride. Miss Kennedy was overjoyed to get her rings back particularly one was an engagement token.
In conclusion I know I can safely conclude they married and died in Michigan. Taylor Kennedy 2012
Name: Anthony A. Kennedy SSN: 375-34-4584 Last Residence: 48045 Harrison Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States of America Born: 6 May 1903 Died: 11 Sep 1988 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1951 Name: Margaret C Kennedy Birth Date: 17 Nov 1903 Death Date: 3 Nov 1983 Gender: Female Residence: East Point, Macomb, Michigan Place of Death: Clinton, Macomb, Michigan