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John Ward KavanaghAge: 64 years18991964

John Ward Kavanagh
Given names
John Ward
Birth January 18, 1899 40 41
Birth of a sisterEllen (Nelly) Kavanagh
1903 (Age 3 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Henry Kavanagh
November 1, 1907 (Age 8 years)
Burial of a fatherJohn Henry Kavanagh
November 4, 1907 (Age 8 years)

Death of a sisterEllen (Nelly) Kavanagh
1920 (Age 20 years)
Death of a motherEllen Christina McCree (Nellie Ward) Davison
1926 (Age 26 years)
Death of a wifeJean Dorothy Walker
June 2, 1940 (Age 41 years)
Death 1964 (Age 64 years)
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Marriage: March 4, 1898Birmingham Register Office
11 months
5 years
younger sister
Ellen (Nelly) Kavanagh
Birth: 1903 44 45Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nthmd.
Death: 1920Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nthmd.
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Marriage: May 20, 1882All Saints Parish Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
7 months
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John Walker Kavanagh


Birth announcement in "The Era" (theatrical paper) 28 Jan 1899 "KAVANAGH - Jan. 18th, at home, 5 Clayton-street East, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the wife of J. H. Kavanagh (nee Miss Nellie Ward), of a son. Both doing well." Stage comedian. Worked with George Formby, Albert Burdon, Ted Ray and Tommy Handley. First stage appearance at the Corona, Felling, Newcastle upon Tyne. First London appearance 1920 at the Elephant & Castle Theatre. Appeared at Theatre Royal, Newcastle in Jack and the Beanstalk, 1933/4 and in Cinderella 1938/9. Appeared with Albert Burdon and Jill Esmond (Laurence Olivier's first wife) in pantomime "Beauty and the Beast" 1937/8 at Lyceum, London as one of Beauty's "sisters". Hull Daily Mail 17 Oct 1936 "Johnny Kavanagh, the new start Comedian in an uproarious musical comedy burlesque" at Variety Theatres. Rushden Echo & Argus 5 Jul 1940: report of concert at Ritz cinema. "The concert was a gay and meritorious light entertainment......with the support of Johnny Kavanagh (comedian).....Johnny Kavanagh's "Girl Guide" act was extremely comical..." Appeared at New Palace of Varieties, Plymouth 11 Aug 1941 and at Hippodrome, Bristol 13-18 Oct 1924, 23-28 Mar 1925, 11-16 Oct 1926, 11-16 Apr 1927, 24-29 Oct 1927, 8-13 Apr 1929, and 24 Dec 1948-12 Mar 1949 in Cinderella, starring Ted Ray.

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