Mary Cecelia Brennan

Female 1902 - 1995  (93 years)


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  • Name Mary Cecelia Brennan  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 11 May 1902  Philadelphia PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Nov 1995  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Age 93 years 
    Buried Havertown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Michael Brennan,   b. Bef 1838, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Grandfather) 
    Bridget Biddy Kennon Cannon  (Great Grandmother) 
    Person ID I15452  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors John F. Brennan,   b. 1 Jul 1859, West Town, Chest Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1909, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Anna J. Kennedy,   b. 28 Jan 1864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1932, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1898  [5
    Family ID F3383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Genealogy.com, Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-K, Ed. 9, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Oct 6, 2001, Internal Ref. #1.111.9.30227.156]
      Individual: Brennan, Mary
      Social Security #: 037-22-2096
      Issued in: Rhode Island
      Birth date: May 11, 1902
      Death date: Nov 13, 1995
      ZIP Code of last known residence: 19131
      Location associated with this ZIP Code:
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      More About Mary Cecelia Brennan:
      Arrival: 06 Apr 1937, New York, New York, New York.13
      Baptism: 01 Jun 1902, Saint Patrick's Church, 242 S. 20 Street, Philadelphia, PA.
      Burial: St Denis Cemetary, Havertown, Pennsylvania.
      Cemetary Lot: Sec 1, range 8, lot 52, grave1.
      Departure 1: New York.13
      Departure 2: New York.13
      Died 2: Bryn Mawr, PA.
      Godparents: William P. Tinney and Cecilia McBride.
      Military service: 1942, Officer, Nurses Corps, U S Army.
      Occupation: 1930, Registered Nurse, Private Patient.
      Residence 1: 1930, 4822 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.14
      Residence 2: 1910, 8-Wd Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.15
      Social Security Number: 037-22-2096.16
      SSN issued: Rhode Island.16
    • Newspaper Obituary - November 15, 1903 Philadelphia Inquirer - Brennan - On Nov. 13, 1995, Mary C., age 93, of Phila., Pa., sister of the late Elizabeth M. Brennan, survived by cousins, Elizabeth Tinney Urevick, of Springfield, PA and Mary Tinney O'Connor, of Cape May, N.J. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian burial Fri. 10 A.M. from St. John Neuman Church, Radnor Rd. and Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr, Pa. where friends may call from 9:30 A.M. Int. St. Denis Cem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hayes Manor, 2210 Belmont Ave, Phila. PA 19131 (Arr. Wm. H. Logan)

      Brennan, Mary C. MC 15 - Biographical or Historical Sketch. Mary C. Brennan was born in 1903 and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended the Germantown Dispensary and Hospital Nursing School, graduating in 1923. She worked as a private duty nurse from 1923 to 1936 and again from 1940 to 1941. Between the years 1936 and 1939 she worked as a ship's nurse on 10 cruises which traveled to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. In 1941 she joined the army nurses corp and was transferred west to Hawaii and then to Guam. While in the army she helped to set up field hospitals, which were then packed up and sent to battle areas. In 1946 her tour of duty with the army ended and she returned to Philadelphia, where she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and received a BS in Education in 1947. She then went to work at Cornell University from 1947-1950. She assisted with a World Study Tour for nursing students in 1949 and the following year she received a MA degree from Columbia University. In 1950 she became the director of nursing at Roger Williams General Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. While there she became active in the Rhode Island State Nurses Association. In 1960 she became the director of nursing at Sewickley Valley Hospital in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. While there she became involved with the Pennsylvania League for Nursing and in 1960 she became president of the organization. During this time she was also involved with the National League for Nursing. In 1967 she retired from Sewickley Valley Hospital but still remained active in the professional organizations. In 1969 she returned to Philadelphia where she still resides.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1131] Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).

    3. [S558] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2141; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0535; Image: 776.0; FHL microfilm: 2341875.

    4. [S555] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    5. [S546] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 8, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1455; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0155; FHL microfilm: 1241455.