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Raymond Emery Kennedy

Raymond Emery Kennedy

Posted: 5 Mar 2012 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kennedy
I am trying to verify information about my Great Grandfather, Raymond Emery Kennedy. He was born in New York in 1905 and lived and died in Albion, New York. The problem I am having is that the 1920 census is showing that he was married to a Carrie, 27 years old, and had a son, Irving, 2 1/2 years old. The issue is that he is only 14 years old at the time. I'm hoping that someone will know something helpful, thank you.

Re: Raymond Emery Kennedy

Posted: 5 Mar 2012 11:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a 1930 census depicting Raymond M Kennedy. A census taker could head Emery starting with an "M".

Name: Raymond M Kennedy
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1906
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Albion, Orleans, New York
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Arvilla E Kennedy
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York

The census record states they were 17 when they got married

Re: Raymond Emery Kennedy

Posted: 5 Mar 2012 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
It's easy to make the assumption that Raymond and Carrie were married on the 1920 census because she is listed right below him as daughter-in-law to the head of household. However...

Raymond is listed as Single
Carrie is listed as married. Perhaps she is the wife of a brother to Raymond?

Joy

Re: Raymond Emery Kennedy

Posted: 5 Mar 2012 9:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
On www.familysearch.org

It shows Carrie married Raymond's brother Lawrence:

New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935
Name: Lawrence F Kennedy
Titles & Terms:
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 12 May 1917
Event Place: , Orleans, New York, United States
Age: 22
Marital Status:
Previous Spouse:
Race:
Birthplace:
Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Father: Thomas T Kennedy
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother: Sarah Daniels
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Additional Relatives:
Spouse: Carrie E Sargent
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Age: 26
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1891
Spouse's Father: Fred R Sargent
Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Mother: Libbie J Stackhouse
Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms:
Reference Number:
Film Number: 594448
Frame Number:
Digital Folder Number: 004489152
Image Number: 00341

Re: Raymond Emery Kennedy

Posted: 8 Mar 2012 12:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ah, thank you very much, that's quite helpful. I do find that trying to read some of the handwriting on the census exhausting.
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