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 Bernice Marion <I>Kennedy</I> Brenn

Bernice Marion Kennedy Brenn

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 27 Sep 1932 (aged 19)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Pomona, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Grave 3, Lot 663, Section W, Old side
Memorial ID 15722589 · View Source
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Bernice Marion Kennedy was the daughter of James Bernard & Frieda Mae (Landgraf) Kennedy. Bernice was born in her parent's home on Rohns on the East side of Detroit.

Bernice had 4 siblings.
1. Ruth Genevieve Kennedy, 1909 MI - 2005 FL, marr. Raymond Hanneman, had 3 children.
2. John Edward Kennedy, 1911 MI - 1996 MI, marr. Mildred Wayrynen, had 3 children.
3. James Bernard Kennedy, 1917 MI - 1986 FL, marr. Helen Choate, no children.
4. Helen Jane Kennedy, 1917 MI - , married Earl House, 1 son, (she was adopted with Bernice by her Aunt Maud & Uncle Sam)

Bernice lost her mother, Frieda, during the world flu epidemic of 1918. Her mother died leaving her father James with the challenge of working and raising 5 children.

Bernice's Aunt Maud Genevieve (Kennedy) Brenn had no children. Maud and her husband Sam wanted to have children. The families talked, it was very hard decision for her father James, but it was decided. Maud and Sam Brenn adopted Bernice and her sister Ruth.

The girls loved California and Maud (a teacher) and Sam made sure both girls had excellent educations.

Bernice was the valedictorian of her 1932 high school class. She had a artist talent and was off to college and a great future. Sadly it was not to be, Bernice was killed in an auto accident on her way to college.

Bernice's adoptive parent's Sam & Maud Brenn and her Aunt Ruth Kennedy are also buried in this cemetery.


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  • Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
  • Added: 13 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15722589
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernice Marion Kennedy Brenn (13 Sep 1913–27 Sep 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15722589, citing Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Pomona, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by The Ancestor Hunter (contributor 46853198) .