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JFK, The Kennedy's History.

Updated on August 27, 2012

John F. Kennedy's Life

John Fitzgerald Kennedy born May, 29Th 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts was the second son of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald.

John F Kennedy had many health issues as a child. April of 1931 he had appendicitis and had an emergency appendectomy, In 1934 he was hospitalized at Yale New Haven. In June of 1934 he was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and diagnosed with colitis. Then in 1935 JFK was hospitalized once again for possible Leukemia.

Through all Jonh F Kennedy's Illness he served in The United States Navy from 1941-1945 and his rank was Lieuteneant, He battled in WWII and The Solomen Island Campaign, he received many medals including the purple heart and received numerous stars.

John F Kennedy became president Of The United States on January 20Th 1961. He was the second youngest president after Theodore Roosevelt, the 20Th century born president and the youngest elected to office, At the age 43. John F. Kennedy was a democrat in the political Party.

On September 12,1953 a year after Kennedy was elected Senator he married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy and they had four children all together two girls and two boy's. Arabella Kennedy, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr and Patrick Bouvier Kennedy.

The Kennedy's family is one of the most established political families in United States, having produced a president whom served in the Military, three senators and multiple other representatives, both State and Federal but behind there glamour and establishments the Kennedy Family faced and experienced many personal tragedies.

Tragedy Of The Kennnedy's

The tragedies of the Kennedy's started when John F Kennedy was a child with all his illnesses, and then when he married Jackie Kennedy they faced tragedy of a miscarriage in 1955 and a stillbirth in 1956. The Kennedy's newborn son Patrick Bouvier died in August 1963. After Kennedy's death it was revealed that in September of 1947 at the age 30 John was diagnosed with Addison's disease and in 1966 he was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The biggest tragedy for the family was the strain of losing members as a result of violent and untimely deaths.

John's oldest brother Joseph P Kennedy Jr died in WWII at the age of 29. Robert also died as a result of assassination just like John. Edward died at the age 77 on August 25,2009 from effects of a malignant brain tumor. John F Kennedy Jr Born in 1960 Died in 1999, when the small plane he was piloting crashed en route to Martha's Vineyard Killing him, his wife Carolyn Bessette and his sister in law.

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy born in 1957 is the only surving member of John F Kennedy's immediate family.

JFK assassination video ( very graphic video may be disturbing to some)

JFK assassination announcement

Assassination Of John F Kennedy

President Kennnedy was assassinated in Dallas,Texas at 12pm on November 22nd 1963. While on a political trip to Texas. John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy were riding in there limousine when gun shots broke out, Kennedy was shot once in the upper back and was killed with the final shot to the head. Kennedy was pronounced dead at 1pm at the age 46 and the nation mourned.

Lee Harvey Oswald an employee at Texas school book depository from which the shots were suspected to be fired from was arrested and charged with murdering a police officer and subsequently charged with assassinating Kennedy.

Oswald denied shooting anyone and stated he was just a patsy, but on November 29th he was killed by Jack Ruby before he could be tried.

Jack Ruby was arrested and convicted for the murder of Oswald. Ruby successfully appealed his conviction and death sentence but he became very ill and died of cancer on January 3rd 1967.

Kennedy's assassination still remains a mystery today of who really assassinated him and we will probably never know but through all of the tragedies and illnesses he had to face he still to this day is a president that will always be missed and no one will never forget that time in history when the world came to a stop to mourn our president who's life was taking so tragically.


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    • GlstngRosePetals profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Thank you lord de cross...

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      Joseph De Cross 

      7 years ago from New York

      When Kennedy was killed my mom cried and told me years later how sad it was.Nice research and the curse is not over. Good luck for them all!

    • GlstngRosePetals profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Husky1970: Thankyou very much. I've always had an interest in the Kennedy's. When I was younger I can remember writing a book report on JFK. I feel bad that they had so many tragic things happen to them. Thanks Again

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      7 years ago

      A very well written hub about the First Family in Massachusetts. The Kennedy family certainly has had to endure much. I can remember vividly where I was when JFK was assassinated and Bobby was assassinated. I also remember the absolute dismay that island residents experienced when they learned that JFK Jr's plane had crashed just off the coast of South Beach. Jackie lived on the island in the summer. This hub brought back many memories. Voted up and awesome.

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      7 years ago

      Hi :-)

      Great info !

      Voted up and dug your article .

    • GlstngRosePetals profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      LadySussex: Thankyou and it is a shame because tragedy has struck president Kennedy since childhood and still to this day the family has gone through so much.

    • GlstngRosePetals profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Rhonda Waits: I agree it's a shame because it definetly seems like there cursed. Thankyou for your comment

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      7 years ago

      The family full of tragedy. A family with so much to offer but cursed. Great story that you put together.

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      Rhonda Musch 

      7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      A great well written and researched hub. Such family tragedy's it must be a curse. Good luck to this family.


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