Pvt Dennis Kennelly

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Pvt Dennis Kennelly

Death 10 Mar 1889 (aged 71–72)
Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot USNH Plot 2 Row 21 Grave 20
Memorial ID 85613013 · View Source
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about Dennis Kennelly
Name: Dennis Kennelly
Birth Date: abt 1816
Birth Place: Ire
Death Date: 10 Mar 1889
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 73
Burial Date: 11 Mar 1889
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Marine
Residence: Naval Asy'm
Cemetery: Mt. Moriah
Marital Status: Widowed
FHL Film Number: 1003715

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Dennis Kennelly
Name: Dennis Kennelly
Death Date: 10 Mar 1889
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 21 Site 20

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Dennis Kennelly
Name: Dennis Kennelly
Birth Date: 1817
Death Date: 10 Mar 1889
Age: 72
Military Branch: Marines
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

USS Portsmouth

South America, Pacific, 1865–1878

Continuing her varied career after the American Civil War Portsmouth served as quarantine vessel at New York, 1866–67; cruised off Brazil and Africa, 1869–71; carried relief personnel to Brazil in early 1872; and participated in survey assignments in the eastern Pacific, 1873–74. In 1875 she conducted a cruise off the west coast of Latin America and on 14 July 1878 was decommissioned as a cruiser and assigned as a training ship for boys. On 25 July 1876 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Boatswain's Mate Alexander Parker attempted to rescue a shipmate from drowning, for which he was later awarded a Medal of Honor

The Philadelphia Naval Asylum, later the Naval Home, was a hospital, the Philadelphia Naval School, and a home for retired sailors for the United States Navy from 1834 to 1976, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located on over 20 acres (81,000 m2), the central building, Biddle Hall, was completed in 1833. Biddle Hall, the surgeon's residence and the governor's residence were all designed by architect William Strickland. They are considered some of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States.[by whom?] The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

One of the uses of the Naval Asylum was for the Philadelphia Naval School, an academy for midshipmen that was a precursor of the United States Naval Academy. Beginning in 1838, midshipmen approaching examinations for promotion were assigned to the school for eight months of study. William Chauvenet was placed in charge of the school in 1842 and formalized much of the study. When the United States Naval Academy was formed in 1845, four of the seven faculty members came from the Philadelphia school.

The name was changed to Naval Home in 1889. In 1976, the Naval Home relocated to Gulfport, Mississippi, after it was determined that the Philadelphia facility could not be economically expanded and modernized.

The property was sold to residential developer Toll Brothers in 1988. The main building was the victim of arson in 2003. It has since been restored and designed as luxury condomiums.


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  • Added: 23 Feb 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 85613013
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Dennis Kennelly (1817–10 Mar 1889), Find a Grave Memorial ID 85613013, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .