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Isabella Kennedy

Munitions Worker
Birthplace Cumbria Workington Place of Death Ontario Waterloo Canada Date of Birth: December 29, 1899 Date of Death: March 21, 1959


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Isabella Kennedy

Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 29th December 1899, Workington Cumberland ,
Date and Place of Death: 21st March 1959, Kitchener, Waterloo Township,Ontario, Canada
Nationality: British
Childhood: 1 of 11 born
Parents: James and Margaret Jane [Jean] nee Tinnion
Parents occupations: Driver fireman at steel works
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 1912 admission to Workington Higher Standard Girls’ School
Occupation: Munition worker in 1917 then Nurse
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married in Canada
Children: None known
Travels: Emigrated to Ontario 1933
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
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Mini Biography
Isabella Kennedy 1899-1959
Isabella [Isobel] Kennedy was born on 29th December 1899 in Workington, Cumberland to James and Margaret Jane [Jean] nee Tinnion 2nd of 11 children to be born
1901 – 3 , Davey Street, Workington –father a driver fireman at steel works
1911- living at 25 Brayton Street, Workington, 11 people living in 5 rooms. 9 children
1912- admission to Workington Higher Standard Girls’ School
1917 – employed at Gretna. The incident below recorder in Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Wednesday 21 February 1917
“THEFTS BY GRETNA GIRLS At Dumfries yesterday: —before Sheriff Campion-Lily Brown (20), Ellen Doran (19), Christina Lanagan (19)., Minnie Turnbull (18), and Isabella Kennedy (19), munition workers at Gretna, pleaded guilty to stealing pine cheese plates, two cans of corned beef, six boxes honey, and three bottles of Worcester sauce from the shop Springfield, Gretna, occupied by Bal-di Toni between 5th January and 15th February. James Kissock, depute fiscal, stated that a large number of the factory girls were regular visitors at the fried fish shop, especially on Sunday evenings. One Sunday evening about five or six weeks ago the shop was full of girls, and someone blew out the lamp, with the result that the shop was darkness for some time. On the following morning when Toni examined his. stock found that the articles mentioned in the complaint were missing. The accused were charged with the theft, and they all admitted it. Mr I. F. Edgar, solicitor, made a statement on behalf of the accused, and the Sheriff deferred sentence until May. “
1921 – Bolton Lancashire.
1933 – emigrated to Canada
9th October 1937 married Thomas David Allingham , she a nurse and he a widower gentleman in Ontario, He was a school principal to 1914 being born in 1864
21 MAR 1959 died at Kitchener, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada aged 59

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