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In 1896 May Kennedy portrays a gypsy maid in a play at Galena, Mo High School. She was 16 years of age. While in high school she met her future husband Charles McCord.

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An 1885 photo of very young May Kennedy of Carthage who would soon move with her parents to Galena, Missouri where she would grow up. She was born in 1880. Her father was Thomas Kennedy whose roots were Scottish. May's mother was Della Fike of…

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In Galena Missouri May Kennedy learned the old songs of her neighbors were often mountain type folks. In the 1890s people could easily recited music and poems handed down to them from the 1700s! And May's photographic mind never forgot tune once…
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