Did my great grandmother Sarah Kennedy ever divorce her first husband Frank Ward prior to marrying my great grandfather Patrick Flanagan? Sarah and Frank were still living together in 1920, when the first child of Sarah and Patrick was supposedly born.
If and when my great grandmother Sarah Kennedy divorced her first husband before marrying my great grandfather is not clear. She was already pregnant with my grand uncle when she married my great grandfather. And I have not been able to determine which husband is the father of her third son.
My Joseph Kennedy is the father of Sarah Kennedy (?-1930), of whom I know very little because she (and her husband) died and orphaned my grandfather Michael John Flanagan (1927-1997) when a toddler. Grandpa knew nothing about his grandfather, other than that he thought his last name was Kennedy.
While cleaning out my email inbox this weekend, I came across a photo one of my cousins snapped of my orphaned grandfather Michael John Flanagan’s (1927-1997) baptism record. He shot this quickly a couple years ago with his iPhone. I’ve been holding off posting it until I could get a good scanned copy of the […]
I mentioned yesterday that I suddenly stumbled upon the burial place and a headstone photo for my great-grandmother Sarah Kennedy Flanagan. The cemetery was kind enough to promptly respond, but I was very disappointed to learn that their records contain no further information about my great-grandmother or any family that might have been in charge of her funeral or burial.
Today I somehow stumbled upon a burial entry memorial and headstone photo for my great-grandmother Sarah Kennedy Flanagan, on Find A Grave. Thank you so much to Find A Grave volunteer Phyllis Meyer for taking the time to record a virtual memorial for Sarah!
This past Sunday afternoon and evening proved to be an extremely productive one for my genealogical journey. In addition to the wedding record that I found for my great-grandparents Patrick Thomas Flanagan, Jr. (c. 1897-1928), and Sarah Kennedy (c. 1898-1930), I also found the wedding record for Sarah’s first marriage.