Miss Mary Bridget Kenny

Mary Bridget Kenny, 2, was a second-cabin passenger traveling aboard Lusitania with her mother Margaret. They were both American nationals living Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, although her mother had been born in Ireland. Both mother and daughter were lost. Mary Kenny was born in July 1912 to Peter and Margaret Kenny. Peter Kenny died 1 May 1913. After his death, Margaret and Mary moved in with Margaret's sister, Mary Ellen Carroll, wife of Patrick Carroll, a naturalized American citizen. Their address was 44A Park Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Mary's mother Margaret helped Mary Ellen keep a boarding house. When the Lusitania went down, both Margaret and Mary were lost. The Irish index records of wills and administrations show that on 13 October 1915, after the Lusitania sinking, administration of estate was granted in Dublin, Ireland, to Thomas Kenny, farmer, in the amount of £287 18s 6d. On 25 February 1925, the Mixed Claims Commission awarded Margaret's sister Mary Ellen $2,500 plus interest for the death of Margaret and Mary Bridget.

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Margaret Kenny and Mary Bridget Kenny at the Mixed Claims Commission
Contributors: Peter Kelly, Ireland Senan Molony, Ireland References: Mixed Claims Commission, Docket No. 2053. Molony, Senan. Lusitania: An Irish Tragedy, p. 42., Mercier Press, 2004.

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