Thomas KENNEDY and Elizabeth O'KEEFE

 May 30, 2002:

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Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:25 PM
Subject: Michael Timothy Kennedy

> On your site you show Michael Kennedy born September 27, 1877.  He is
> buried in the Huntley cemetery.  I would love to know his parents names
> and any other information you might have.  He was my Grandfather  (by
> marriage).  We had thought he might have been born in Ireland, but had
> no other information on him.  He had died when my father was only 14
> years old and he didn't like to talk about his parents.  Thank in
> advance for your look-up.  I'll try to be patient, but I am going to a
> family event on June 9 and it would be nice to give them this
> information, but whenever you can supply this information will be fine.
> Jane (Kennedy) Blanchfield
Hi Jane:

Here is the info on Michael Timothy Kennedy from the registers of  St.
Michael's at Corkery (Huntley):

Kennedy, Michael Timothy
son of Kennedy, Thomas and O'Keefe, Elizabeth
was born on 9/27/1877
and baptized on 10/14/1877 by Father O'Malley
The Godparents were Clancy, Daniel and Clancy, Ellenor

There were other children in the family. Do you have their names? If not, I
could get them for you.

Are you related to the Blanchfields from Osgoode Township? My ancestors on
my mother's side (Burns, Sullivans, etc. lived on the Manotick Station Road,
not far from the Blanchfield Road.

I'm sending a copy of your e-mail to Taylor Kennedy who may be related to
your Kennedy folks.

Thanks for this interesting e-mail! Do you mind if I put a copy of our
correspondence up on the web site?

... Al Lewis
Reply to Jane from Taylor:

May 30, 2002:
Hello Al and Jane

I searched through all of my records of Nepean and Huntley Kennedy's. I 
don't have a connection yet, but there may be a connection through Hugh, 
brother of John as those records are slim (not much research).
But what I do have in my records is the following:

Michael Timothy Kennedy son of (Thomas Kennedy & Elizabeth O'Keefe ) married 
Margaret Legree (Legris) April 21, 1920. (NOTE: whether Thomas Kennedy had a 
brother by the name of Timothy who also married Mary O'Keefe, it can get 

Son of Michael Timothy Kennedy & Margaret Legree (Legris) is Joseph Leonard 
Kennedy who married Raymonde Lamoureux, July 14, 1956 at St. Marc's Church 
in Costicook.

Son of Michael Timothy Kennedy & Margaret Legree (Legris) is Michael Leo 
Kennedy who married Kathleen Mary O'Callaghan, June 5, 1948 at St. Michael's 
in Corkery.

Son of Michael Timothy Kennedy & Margaret Legree (Legris) is Thomas Benjamin 
Kennedy who married Mary Helena Horton, April 3, 1949. at Holy Name of Mary 
in Almonte.

I had a second thought. I wonder if Thomas is a son of Timothy Kennedy and 
Mary O'Keife who originally had children at St. Philips Church in 1837 and 
moved to Huntley after that. Only a thought. Here are two OBITUARYS that are 
associated. Take care Taylor Kennedy

Leo Michael Peacefully in hospital, Almonte, Ontario, on Wednesday, February 
3, 1999, at age 76. Leo Michael Kennedy, beloved husband of Kathleen Mary 
O'Callaghan, Almonte. Dear father of Colleen (Mrs. Doug McEwen), Smiths 
Falls; Dr. Michael (Deborah) Kennedy, Sherborn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; John 
D. (Kathryn) Kennedy, Kingston; Kathleen Kennedy and Maureen Lahey, both of 
Nepean and Kevin (Janean) Kennedy, Stittsville. Dear brother of Leonard, 
Arnprior, Aquin (Mrs. Jim Illingworth), Almonte and Terrance, Cornwall. Also 
survived by 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by 1 brother Ben Kennedy. Friends 
may call at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte for visiting 
on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Thence to Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte on 
Saturday for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Spring interment St. Mary's 
Cemetery. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke 
Foundation or St. Mary's Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the Kennedy 

Terrence Robert Mr. Terry Kennedy (Longtime Bell Employee) at his residence 
on Monday, August 21, 2000 at the age of 63 years. Beloved father of Jane 
Fay (Mrs. James Blanchfield) of Embrun and Lynn Dorothy (Mrs. Claude 
Desjardins) of Cornwall. Cherished grandfather of Michel Gilles Kennedy 
Desjardins. Dear brother of Leonard (Rae) of Arnprior and Aquin (Mrs. Jim 
Illingworth) of Almonte. Lovingly remembered by his mother-in-law Willow 
Julian of Almonte. Predeceased by his dear wife Margaret Jean in 1995. His 
parents Michael Timothy Kennedy and Margaret Melissa Legris; and brothers 
Leo and Benjamin. Visitation Wednesday, August 23, 2000 from 2:00 p.m. 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M. Reverend Michael Hermann of Knox-St. 
Pauls United Church to Officiate. Interment to follow in Old Kirk Cemetery, 
Almonte, Ontario. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 
from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. If so desired, contributions 
to the Ontario Red Cross Society-Transportation in Terry's memory would be 
appreciated by the family. Arrangements under the care and direction of the 
Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall, 1-613-938-3888.
Publication Date: 2000-08-23

Also, here's the death record of Thomas Kennedy: (Corkery) Kennedy, Thomas born 1831 died 10/10/1909 was buried 10/12/1909 Spouse: O'Keefe, Elizabeth (deceased) aged 78 Witnesses: O'Keefe, John & Gosson, Patrick
From Jane: My husband, James Blanchfield, is related to the Blanchfields on the Osgoode side. In fact, a cousin lives on Blanchfield Road. He started searching his roots last year after a family reunion. Purely by luck he found his uncle's name and then his father's name on which led him to a lot of relatives that he never knew about. He has had many conversations with Dick Blanchfield of Osgoode who had a lot more information. He has been very excited about it all which in turn has got me interested again. I had started 30 years ago, but stopped when I got frustrated about finding no information on a couple of the lines I was interested in Kennedy, Julian, Livingstone, Millers. Thanks to Jim's success I've finally linked the Livingstone's and Millers and have found out the name of my great grandfather, Benjamin Julian. Thank you for giving me hope in finding out more about the Kennedy line. Jane (Kennedy) Blanchfield

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