Ellen Aloysius Raftery, daughter of Lawrence Raftrey and Ellen Hopkins, was born on June 5, 1859 in Philadelphia, PA. She married James Humphrey Hennessey in 1882 in Philadelphia, PA. She died of cancer of the pancreas on May 17, 1911 in Philadelphia, PA. S
Her obituary was posted in the Philadelphia Inquirer on May 21, 1911
HENNESSEY – on May 17, 1911 ELLEN A., wife of J. Humphrey Hennessey. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral on Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the residence of her husband. 48 N. 38th St. Solemn requiem mass at St. James’ Church at 10A.M. Interment at New Cathedral Cemetery.