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Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon

“Aunt Gen"
Playground

 
 
Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
1. Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon Marker
Inscription.
This playground is dedicated
to the memory of "Aunt Gen"
who lovingly coached and guided the
boys and girls of the Hampton Park area
for over twenty years. Her legacy exists
in the children whose lives were forever
enriched by her kindness and example.

City of Charleston Playground Department
Coach - Supervisor - Secretary
1942 - 1974

Hampton Park Alumni Association
October 3, 1999

 
Location. 32° 48.07′ N, 79° 57.2′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Cleveland Street near Rutledge Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hampton Park Terrace (approx. 0.2 miles away); H.M.S. Seraph (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anchor of the U.S.S. Coral Sea (approx. half a mile away); Citadel Flag (approx. half a mile away); “Thunderbolt” (approx. half a mile away); Star of the West (approx. half a mile away); McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (approx. half a mile away); AH – 1 “Cobra” (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon.
Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
2. Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon Marker
Born in Charleston to William Thomas Oscar & Mary Keegan Kanapaux, the sixth child of eight known children.
She attended Julian Mitchell and Memminger High School for Girls. She was very active in sports well into her
70's, especially tennis.She married Gerald Fredrick McMahon on Jan. 12, 1937 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the same church she was baptised in. She worked for a number of years for the Charleston City Playground Department. The playground along Rutledge Ave and Hampton park has been named after her.
Her husband, Gerald, died in 1948, leaving "Gen" to raise three children.
Age at death, Jun. 28, 1997: 85 years 8 months, 27 days
Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church of which she was a member
(Find A Grave Memorial# 32048351)
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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