I don’t know where to stick this, they’re the only people I’ve got notes on where they don’t fit under somewhere else yet, just odds and ends because they come up in alot of different researches.
/www.jfklibrary.org/jfk/the-kennedy-family/rose-fitzgerald-kennedy.aspx; — this if from a presidential library so it’s likely all public domain material and there’s alot more if you “https:/the URL above. I’m trying to figure if Rose (Fitzgerald Kennedy) had had long black hair like Melissa in the Limitless novel, the Russian “Gannedy” name sounding so much like Kennedy, and her husband was a system-guy, Joseph P., Sr. Speaking of Srs., now I’m seeing some guy around who looks alot like John D. Rockefeller, but an elderly Hispanic. Rose went to a convent school in Vaal, Netherlands, not far from Antwerp and Ghent.
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald was born in Boston’s North End on July 22, 1890, the eldest child of John F. (“Honey Fitz”) and Mary Josephine Hannon Fitzgerald.
She was first introduced to politics as a child. When she was 5, her father was a congressman. By the time she turned 15, Honey Fitz was one of the most popular and colorful mayors Boston had ever known. He once took Rose and her sister Agnes to visit President William McKinley in the White House, and the president at one point said to Agnes, “You’re the prettiest girl who has entered the house.” Rose remarked later, “I knew right then that I would have to work hard to do something about myself.” Her graduation from Dorchester High School in June 1906 was front-page news in the Boston newspapers as Mayor Fitzgerald proudly gave his daughter her diploma.
Rose had been accepted at Wellesley College during her junior year in high school, but her father enrolled her in the Convent of the Sacred Heart, in Boston, at the suggestion of Archbishop William O’Connell. At the age of 90, in an interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mrs. Kennedy said her “greatest regret is not having gone to Wellesley College. It is something I have felt a little sad about all my life.” However, she eventually grew fond of the convent school, and she said the religious training she received there became the foundation for her life.
In her teens Rose became acquainted with Joseph P. Kennedy at Old Orchard Beach in Maine where their families were vacationing together. On October 7, 1914, they were married in a modest ceremony in a small chapel at the residence of Cardinal O’Connell, who officiated. The couple’s first home was a three-story gray building on Beals Street in Brookline, now a national historic site.
At the time of their marriage, Joseph Kennedy was making $10,000 a year as a businessman. When the family left Brookline and moved to Riverdale, New York, about 10 years later, he was a multimillionaire, in part through his dealings as a lone wolf financier and investor.
Kennedy has never liked investing with a crowd. Around 1949 he found an arrangement he liked. Transwestern Oil Co. of San Antonio, Texas, had spun off Transwestern Royalty Co., which held producing and nonproducing oil royalties. Transwestern Royalty had been bought by Raymond F. Kravis, a Tulsa petroleum engineer, and the partners of the New York brokerage firm of Reynolds & Co., who promptly split the company between them — Kravis calling his half Roytex, the Reynolds partners naming their half Arctic. When their investment qualified for capital-gains tax treatment, the Reynolds partners put it up for sale. Kravis talked Kennedy into buying it for some $3 million. Kravis and Kennedy then liquidated their companies, but retained their royalty interests and gradually went into drilling and exploration. — to Houston’s KenOil –
I have to give up for the day i guess.