May 29, 2012
JOHN F. KENNEDY WOULD HAVE BEEN 95 YEARS OLD TODAY!
May 29, 1917
JOHN F. KENNEDY BORN IN BROOKLINE
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. announced today the birth of their 2nd child, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
JFK was born at the family home at 83 Beals Street in the Brookline section of Boston, Massachusetts.
The child is the namesake of his grandfather, John F. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, the former mayor of Boston.*
*The Fitzgeralds are on a much higher political & social status than the Kennedys in 1917.
The baby boy, however, will be called "Jack".
Jack Kennedy at 6 months
Photo hangs in master bedroom
JFK Birthplace Historic Site
Jack has an older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. who is known as "Joe Jr".
Brothers Jack & Joe Junior
At home at 83 Beals Street
The birth came at 3 in the afternoon in the 2nd floor master bedroom. The twin bed nearest the window was chosen to give the best light.
Dr. Frederick Good is the family obstetrician who delivered Jack.
The proud father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., is the 28 year old president of Columbia Trust Bank in East Boston. He is a graduate of Harvard.
Joe Sr.'s dad, Patrick J. Kennedy, was a ward boss & Irish-American community leader in Boston.
All the Boston Kennedys emigrated to America in the 1840s to escape the Irish potato famine.*
*This post is repeated from May 29, 2011.