Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon.
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.