Who is Jason Kennedy?
Jason Kennedy– Marilyn’s 2nd cousin. Jason’s great grandfather is William Marion Hogan. William is the brother of Della Mae Hogan, Marilyn Monroe’s grandmother.
Jason holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His UCSB academic degree verification can be found HERE. Enter: Jason E Kennedy 12/6.
Jason is also a U.S. Navy Veteran who served honorably.
Jason’s mother is Karen Mae Fritz. California Birth Index source can be traced HERE.
Karen Mae Fritz was born April 4, 1949
Amherst, New York, USA, NY, USA
Jason’s grandmother is Rebecca Esther Hogan. California Birth Index source can be traced HERE. She was born in the same hospital as Norma Jeane about 7 months after. She is documented in the May 6, 1947 obituary for her father William Marion Hogan. Rebecca Esther Hogan is listed as Becky Fritz of New York. The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 6
Rebecca Esther Hogan (aka Becky Fritz of New York)
1927 Birth Certificate for Rebecca Esther Hogan. She is listed as baby NANCE. Her father William Marion Hogan was using the last name of his mother at various times in his life as well as Sellars. William’s mother is Charlotte Virginia (Jennie) NANCE. Notice the Portland Oregon address. William’s sister Dora Graham/Andros (Hogan) was living in Portland Oregon. Click on picture to enlarge this copyrighted image.
Rebecca Esther Hogan with daughter Karen Fritz.
Della Mae Hogan pictured left is Rebecca Esther Hogan’s AUNT. Gladys Monroe picture right is Rebecca Esther Hogan’s 1st cousin.
Rebecca Esther Hogan married Richard Fritz. You can find source HERE.
Rebecca Esther Hogan’s father is William Marion Hogan. Again, his obituary is found HERE. His California Death Index and Missouri Birth can be traced HERE. And is Social Security number application is HERE. William Marion Hogan and Della Hogan are brother and sister. William Marion Hogan also went by the names of William Marion Nance and William Marion Sellars. His mother was Charlotte Virginia (Jennie) Nance. Virginia married Frank Sellars after Tilford Marion Hogan. These names are key to tracing William Marion Hogan in marriage reports, census reports, and Military documents. William Marion Hogan married Clara May Slough in 6 Oct 1914 in Warsaw, Benton, Missouri. He and his family used the last name of NANCE.
William Marion Hogan’s father is documented as Tilford Marion Hogan and his mother as Virginia Nance. William Marion Hogan is Jason Edward Kennedy’s great grandfather.
Astute Marilyn fans will also recognize in the same obituary Dora Graham from Portland Oregon and also Myrtle Myers from Kansas City, Missouri.
Dora Graham, Myrtle Myers, Della Hogan are William Marion Hogan’s sisters. Della Hogan is Norma Jeane’s grandmother.
Tilford Marion Hogan’s death notice. Two daughters listed Mrs. Myers of Kansas City (aka Myrtle Hogan) and Mrs. Andros of California (aka Dora Graham Hogan of Portland Oregon.)
PROBATE RECORD for CHARLOTTE VIRGINIA (Jennie) NANCE. William Marion Hogan is listed as WILLIAM NANCE. WILLIAM IS JASON KENNEDY’S GREAT GRANDFATHER.
Jason Kennedy (Marilyn’s 2nd Cousin) featured in the November 3, 2014 issue of ‘CLOSER Weekly’ Magazine:
Relatives standing with Jason to BRING MARILYN BACK HOME:
JASON KENNEDY– Jason is the great grandson of William Nance (HOGAN). William is Della Mae Hogan’s (Marilyn Monroe’s Grandmother) brother.
SCOTT GIVEN– Scott is the great grandson of Dora Graham Hogan. Gladys Monroe stayed with Dora in 1945 and Norma Jeane visited her mother and Dora and other relatives in Portland Oregon that same year.
GEORGE MONROE– George is the son of Jack Monroe. Jack was listed in Marilyn’s 1962 phone directory. Jack Monroe is the son of Marion Monroe. Marion is Gladys Monroe’s brother.
NANCY BIDOL BUTLER– Nancy is the daughter of Ida Mae Monroe. Ida Mae Monroe is the daughter of Marion Monroe. Marion is Gladys Monroe’s brother. Ida Mae Monroe is 1st cousin to Marilyn.