Lasse & Anita - Person Sheet
Lasse & Anita - Person Sheet
NameBridget MURPHY
Birth1821, Dunganstown, Ireland
Death20 Dec 1888, Boston, MA70
BurialMalden, MA
Spouses
Birthabt 1823, Dunganstown, Ireland119
Death22 Nov 1858, Boston, MA120
Burial23 Nov 1858, Cambridge, MA
OccupationCooper, Ward Boss
FatherPatrick Kennedy (1760-)
Marriage28 Sep 1849, Boston, MA121
ChildrenPatrick Joseph (1858-1929)
Notes for Bridget MURPHY
After her husband died, she opened up a “Notions Shop” to provide for her family.
Notes for Patrick (Spouse 1)
The potato famine of 1845-48, plagued the country of Ireland and pushed many Irishmen to flee to the land of promise, the USA. Patrick Kennedy was among those to leave his home in Wexford County, Ireland, in 1848, in hopes of finding a better life in the US. Once he arrived in the US, he settled in East Boston, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Upon Patrick's arrival in Boston, he immediately became involved in politics. He was known as a Ward Boss in Boston, looking out for the other Irish immigrants and trying to improve the conditions in the community.122
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