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Rosemary Kennedy

Sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy
Born Sep 13, 1918

Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy was the third child and first daughter of Rose Elizabeth Kennedy née Fitzgerald and Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. , born little more than a year after her brother, future U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Considered as either retarded or psychologically unstable, she underwent a prefrontal lobotomy at age 23, which left her permanently incapacitated.… Read More

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1918 Birth Born in 1918.


1941 23 Years Old In 1941, when Rosemary was 23, doctors told her father that a new neurosurgical procedure, lobotomy, would help calm her mood swings and sometimes-violent outbursts. … Read More


1949 31 Years Old Rosemary lived for several years at Craig House, a private psychiatric hospital an hour north of New York City. In 1949, she moved to a house in Jefferson, Wisconsin where she lived for the rest of her life on the grounds of the St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children (formerly known as "St. Coletta Institute for Backward Youth"). … Read More


2005 87 Years Old Rosemary died from natural causes on January 7, 2005, at the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, at the age of 86, with her sister, Jean Kennedy Smith, and her brother U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy by her side. … Read More
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