A Timeline by Alyssa Mulligan
September 6, 1888: Joseph Patrick Kennedy is born in Boston to local politician Patrick Joseph Kennedy and his wife Mary Augusta Hickey
July 22, 1890: Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald is born in Boston to local politician John F. Fitzgerald and Mary Josephine Hannon.
1908: Joe Kennedy graduates from Boston Latin School and enters Harvard College as a member of the class of 1912.
June, 1910: Rose Fitzgerald graduates from Manhattanville Sacred Heart School in New York.
October 7, 1914: Joe Kennedy marries Rose Fitzgerald. They settle in Brookline, MA, and start their family.
July 25, 1915: Joe and Rose Kennedy’s first-born, Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr., known as Joe Jr., is born.
May 29, 1917: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Jack) is born
September 13, 1918: Daughter Rosemary is born. Within her first year, it is apparent that she has serious learning disabilities.
February, 1920: Kathleen Kennedy, known as Kick, is born. Jack, not yet three years old, nearly dies of scarlet fever.