Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thomas F. Hennessy and Margaret F. (Cox) Hennessy

On August 1, 1929 Thomas F Hennessey and Margaret F. Cox (nickname Flo) were married in New Rochelle, NY.  They went to Europe on their honeymoon and are recorded as returning aboard the SS Franconia on Sept. 15, 1929.

Thomas Francis Hennessy (1899-1954) was born in Brooklyn, NY, the second of four sons born to  Patrick J. Hennessy (b.1874) and Mary (Archer) Hennessy (b. abt. 1873).  Thomas's mother, Mary, passed away in approximately 1909, when he was just 10 years old.  His father remarried Annie Hussey in 1914 and began a second family.  It appears Thomas continued to live with the family until his marriage in 1929. Thomas served in the Military briefly from October to December 1918.  He then went to Fordham University, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1922 and his law degree in 1925.  He went into general legal practice and served as a professor at Fordham Law School.

In 1930, Thomas and Margaret are reported on Census records as residing in apt. 3B, unit 1 of Wykagye Gardens in New Rochelle, NY.   In 1940 they resided at 56 Northfield Rd., New Rochelle in their own home valued at $23,400.  At that time, Thomas had his own legal practice.   They were also the parents of 3 sons and 1 daughter.  In 1943, Margaret gave birth to twins, a girl and a boy.

Children of Thomas and Margaret (Cox) Hennessy:
Thomas F. Hennessy Jr.  -1931-1996
Son (Private- living)  - b. 1933
John Archer Hennessy (Jack)  -1934-2013
Margaret Anne Hennessy (Peggy Ann) - (1935-1989)
Son (private- living)  - b. 1943
Daughter (private- living) - b. 1943

In 1954,  Thomas Francis Hennessy passed away due to a heart condition.   That same year Margaret's sister, Mary (Mae) Catherine (Cox) Schoenherr, passed away due to a brain tumor.  Two years later in 1956 Margaret's mother passed away.  Margaret, herself, died in 1981 at the age of 79 in Poughkeepsie, NY at a hospital where she had spent most of the remainder of her life after the passing of her husband.

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