John Francis Kennedy

Male 1892 - 1936  (43 years)


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  • Name John Francis Kennedy 
    Born 15 Jul 1892  Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery St. James Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 56DBEAB1D94F884F84C4C99FCF68C8E963E0 
    Died Mar 1936  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40790  Scudder
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2006 

    Family Mary Winifred Appleget,   b. 8 Jul 1894, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1978  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1917  Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID BF58BC6BD5356947906A2C12531C97B4EAF5 
    Children 
     1. Edward James Kennedy
     2. Mary Elizabeth Kennedy,   b. 28 Jul 1920, Akron, Summit, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 2004, Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. John Francis Kennedy
     4. George A. Kennedy
     5. Eleanor Kennedy
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F14504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John attended public schools in Naugatuck. He grew up in a large house two doors from the Regan home where his future wife, May, lived during her time in school. He entered Princeton in 1910, and graduated in 1914 as a civil engineer. After working a few years in that profession, he switched to industrial engineering and began a life-long career in the rubber industry.

      John worked for a number of rubber companies to include the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Ohio, moving throughout the country. He patented several automobile tire and tread designs and some rubber processing improvements. He had been given stock in lieu of salary and had substantial interests in the stock market. He suffered a big loss in the 1929 crash and the family had to move to more modest surroundings in Baltimore.

      John had suffered from chronic hypertension that resisted control by medication then available. This led to a stroke and death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S860] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, (database online), Roll: 1819505 , 5 Jun 1917.

    2. [S1062] The file came through perfectly!, Kennedy, Joan , (email to Christopher Scudder, 5 February 2006).