Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy (1920 – 1948)
Kathleen was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the second daughter and fourth child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy. She moved with her family to Bronxville, NY in 1927 and attended the private Riverdale Country School. After graduating from Riverdale, she went to the Noroton Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut and spent a year abroad studying at the Holy Child Convent in Neuilly, France.
Kathleen married, William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, an Anglican and the eldest son and heir apparent of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, on May 6, 1944. Four months after their marriage, her husband was killed in action while serving in World War II.
Kathleen later became romantically involved with Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 8th Earl Fitzwilliam. The couple planned to wed after Lord Fitzwilliam’s divorce; however, while on a trip to the south of France, both were killed as the result of an airplane crash in France, 1948.