Ernest MEINERS Shannon Artis KENNEDY Holland Leroy KENNEDY Marvin C KENNEDY Irvin Virgil KENNEDY Clarence Donal KENNEDY Eugene Shannon KENNEDY Mildred I KENNEDY Ruth E KENNEDY Martha NOMAIDENNAME Mini tree diagram

Martha Ellen MEINERS6,1,1,3,4,7

20th Jan 18951,2,3,4 - 18th Jan 19742,5

Life History

20th Jan 1895

Born in Bethalto, Madison, Illinois.1,2,3,4

25th Sep 1911

Birth of son Holland Leroy KENNEDY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8,9,1,3,7

20th Dec 1912

Birth of son Marvin C KENNEDY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,10,3,11

19th Jul 1914

Birth of son Irvin Virgil KENNEDY in Arkansas City, Arkansas, Arkansas.12,1,13,3

19th Jan 1916

Birth of son Clarence Donal KENNEDY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,3,14,11,15,16

20th Jan 1918

Birth of son Eugene Shannon KENNEDY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,3,11,17,18

about 1921

Birth of daughter Mildred I KENNEDY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

about 1923

Birth of daughter Ruth E KENNEDY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

28th Dec 1953

Death of Shannon Artis KENNEDY in Arkansas County, Arkansas

18th Jan 1974

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,5

after 18th Jan 1974

Buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery, Bayou Meto, Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

Other facts


Married Shannon Artis KENNEDY


  • The 1910 census gives us some helpful information about Martha Meiners and her family.  Martha is at home with her parents in Mill Bayou Township of Arkansas County, Arkansas, I found this census after all the others reporting Martha and her husband of Shannon Kennedy, with her mother Martha in the household.  Here we learn Martha's father's name, Ernest.  We are told that Ernest immigrated to the United States in 1869, and was naturalized as a citizen.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 25 April, Mill Bayou Township, District 2, page 8B, DeWitt Rd, Hse #66, Fam #67
    Meiners, Ernest Head M W 59 Married 31 yrs Germany Germany Germany  immigrated 1869, naturalized citizen  Farmer [b abt 1891]
    Meiners, Martha Wife F W 49 Married 31 yrs MO Eng Eng [b abt 1861]
    Meiners, William Son M W 19 IL Germany MO [b abt 1891] Farm Laborer
    Meiners, George Son M W 17 IL Germany MO [b abt 1893] Farm Laborer
    Meiners, Martha  Dau F W 15 IL Germany MO [b abt 1895]
    Meiners, Alice  Dau F W 12 IL Germany MO [b abt 1898]
    Meiners, Nellie  Dau F W 10 IL Germany MO [b abt 1900]

    Ernest Meiners died between the 1910 and 1920 censuses.  In 1920, his wife Martha is a widow living in the household of her daughter Martha and her husband Shannon Kennedy.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 January, Garland Township, District 9, page 1A-B, DeWitt Rd, Hse/Fam #12
    Kennedy, Shannon Head Rents  M W 29 AR AR AR Farmer [b abt 1891]
    Kennedy, Martha  Wife F W 25 IL Germany MO [b abt 1895]
    Kennedy, Holland Son M W 8 AR AR IL
    Kennedy, Marvin Son M W 7 AR AR IL
    Kennedy, Irvin Son M W 5 AR AR IL
    Kennedy, Clarence Son M W 4 AR AR IL
    Kennedy, Eugene Son M W 2 AR AR IL
    Meiners, Martha Mother-in-law F W 59 Widow MO Eng Eng [b abt 1860]

    A Kennedy family genelaogy provides more specific details about Martha, including her middle name Ellen.

    Martha Ellen Meiners
    Birth 20 Jan. 1895 in Bethalto, Illinois
    Death 18 Jan. 1974 in DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery
    --  Kennedy Family,

    Note that she is reported by this genealogy as buried in the Bayou Meto Cemetery.

    Here is the information from her joint gravestone with her husband Shannon:
    Gravestone of Shannon A and Martha E Kennedy
    Martha E, Jan 20 1895, Jan 18 1974
    Shannon A, Mar 19 1890, Dec 28 1953
    --  Find a Grave, Bayou Meto Cemetery,

    More details of the Kennedy-Meiners household are found in the Notes for Shannon Kennedy


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