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Rose Kennedy

Philanthropist and Socialite
Born Jul 22, 1890

Countess Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American philanthropist, the wife of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. , and the mother of nine children, among them United States President John F. Kennedy, United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and United States Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy.… Read More

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1890 Birth Born on July 22, 1890.


1908 17 Years Old In 1908, Fitzgerald and her father embarked on a tour of Europe. … Read More


1914 23 Years Old On October 7, 1914, she married Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. after a courtship of more than seven years. … Read More


1944 53 Years Old Rose Kennedy's strict Roman Catholic religion often placed her at odds with her children, most notably daughter Kathleen. She refused to attend Kathleen's wedding to William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, an Anglican and the eldest son and heir of the 10th Duke of Devonshire on May 6, 1944. … Read More


1951 60 Years Old In 1951, Pope Pius XII granted Kennedy the title of countess in recognition of her "exemplary motherhood and many charitable works."
1961 70 Years Old Rose attended John F. Kennedy’s funeral without her husband, who had been incapacitated by a stroke in 1961, leaving her to depend heavily on her son Bobby. … Read More
1992 102 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The plaque was dedicated by her son, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, on Rose's 102nd birthday in 1992. … Read More
1995 105 Years Old She maintained her residence at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts and was cared for by private nurses and staff. On January 22, 1995, Kennedy died from complications from pneumonia at the age of 104, outliving four of her nine children, her son-in-law Stephen Edward Smith, her daughter-in-law, Jackie Kennedy, and three grandchildren, David Anthony Kennedy, Arabella Kennedy and Patrick Bouvier Kennedy.
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