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.


1906 15 Years Old Kennedy studied at the convent school Kasteel Bloemendal in Vaals, The Netherlands, and graduated from Dorchester High School in 1906. … Read More
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 Patrick "Joe" Kennedy at age 24 after a courtship of more than seven years. … Read More


1961 70 Years Old After her son John became President in 1961, Rose "became a sort of quiet celebrity," appearing on the International Best Dressed List. … Read More
1984 94 Years Old After suffering a stroke in 1984, she used a wheelchair for the remaining eleven years of her life. … Read More
1992 102 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The plaque was dedicated by her son, Senator Ted Kennedy, on her 102nd birthday in 1992.
1995 105 Years Old On January 22, 1995, Kennedy died at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port from complications from pneumonia at the age of 104, having outlived her husband by a quarter of a century.
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