Kennedy, Rose

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Rose Kennedy
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Name
Kennedy, Rose Gender: F
Fitzgerald, Rose Elizabeth
born on 22 July 1890 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Boston MA, USA, 42n21, 71w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Conflicting/unverified
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°03' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°33 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 27°26'



Biography

American noted family and wife of entrepreneur Joseph P. Kennedy on 10/07/1914, Boston, MA. She gave birth to nine children, two of whom became U.S. Senators and one, the U.S. President.

Rose was a strong woman, tiny in structure, always trim and socially ambitious. She spoke three languages and was well trained in social etiquette, a devout Catholic who drew upon her faith when faced with multiple tragedies. Her legend lives on at the very center of this century's American history. Few can match her record of survival through tragedy, innuendo, glory and agony. Biographers nonetheless portray her as an emotionally cold woman, more concerned with her social position than with mothering, undemonstrative and distant to the kids. To some, she remains the archetypal loving mother and long-suffering saint; to others, she is seen as steely determination and vast, unquenchable ambition.

John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, her dad, was a customs clerk. By the time she was five, he was the only Dem. Congressman from Massachusetts; by the time she was 15, he was mayor of Boston. She was raised on politics.

Rose was married to Joe Kennedy from 1914 to November 1969, when he died. Her husband was American Ambassador to Great Britain from 1938-1939, she enjoyed entertaining Kings and Queens and three of her daughters were presented at court. Her eldest son, Joe Jr., was killed while flying a secret Navy mission in 1944 and her daughter Kathleen died in a plane crash in France. On 11/22/1963, her son, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated, and on 6/05/1968, her son, Senator Robert Kennedy, met the same fate.

At the age of 104, after being confined to a wheelchair following a stroke in April 1984, she enjoyed watching videos of her family. She died at home in the family compound on Cape Cod, Hyannis Port, MA, January 22, 1995, 5:30 PM EST. She was survived by five of her nine kids, 28 grandchildren and 22 great grandkids.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • child relationship with Kennedy, Ted (born 22 February 1932)

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 7 October 1914 (Joseph P. Kennedy)
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  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 1938 (Husband Ambassador to Great Britain)
  • Death of Child 1944 (Joe, Jr. died, flying mission)
  • Death of Child 22 November 1963 (Son John assassinated, Pres. of U.S.)
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  • Death of Child 5 June 1968 (Son Robert assassinated, Senator)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 22 January 1995 at 12:00 noon in Hyannis Port, MA (Age 104)
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Source Notes

PT changed the time to 19:00 in September 2006 based on Frances McEvoy's insistence that she heard it directly from Rose that she was born just before sunset. However, the rating of DD stands. Original entry gave 22:00 with the source notes reading as follows: LMR quotes Doris Kearns Goodwin, "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys," Simon & Schuster, NY 1987, p.90, "Late afternoon ... Josie began her contractions ,,, later that night ... A little girl was born." Based on this comment, However, Frances McEvoy writes, "She was born on a summer evening just before sunset. The new father ran all over the neighborhood to announce his daughter's birth. Rose herself said it was before sunset as it was still light when her father ran around knocking on doors. Rose thought it was no later than 7:00 PM."

(Charles Higham in his biography, "Rose," writes on p.3 that she was born July 21 (not the 22nd) in a tenament in a dirty, squalid area to a dad who was a poor Irish clerk. Inasmuch as Higham trades on scandal and gossip from unsubstantiated sources, his credibility is strained.)

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (Tiny)
  • Traits : Personality : Disciplined
  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Lost four kids)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (From 1914 until her husbands death)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (1969)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Two U.S. Senators and a U.S. President)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Two sons assassinated, other dramas)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Money Through Marriage
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Devout Catholic)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 104)
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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