Kathleen A McPherson

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Kathleen A McPherson (Daugherty)

Also Known As: "Kit"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Enola, PA, USA
Death: Died in Harrisburg, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacob Leroy Daugherty and Ethel M Daugherty
Wife of Robert Bruce Gingrich
Ex-wife of Newton Searles McPherson
Mother of Newt Gingrich, 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Sister of Jacob Leroy Daugherty

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About Kathleen A McPherson

Kit Gingrich led a hard life that started with the violent death of her father in a railroad accident when she was only 14 years old. Her mother crumbled emotionally after losing her husband and failed to support the family adequately. Kit started working for a cleaning service in their home town of Hummelstown. At 16, her mother did not set boundaries for her which led to a relationship with 19 year old Big Newt McPherson. Once pregnant, her mother forced Kit to marry big Newt. The married ended not long after the birth of her son. Later in life she met a hard nosed military man, Robert Gingrich,

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Kathleen A McPherson's Timeline

1925
November 20, 1925
Enola, PA, USA
1942
September 12, 1942
Age 16
1943
June 17, 1943
Age 17
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
1946
1946
Age 20
2003
September 23, 2003
Age 77
Harrisburg, PA, USA
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